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  1. No that wont be a show stopper. I have a 17 Silverado 1500 with the Max Tow package currently. It has no fancy cameras, simply good gearing (3:73) and the nice mirrors that help with towing the camper.
  2. I just looked at the Chevy site and you are correct.That RST is exactly what I am looking for!
  3. Thanks for the replies, I guess I could just order the SLT and then order the towing mirrors and install them myself. Seems really strange to offer the Max Tow package ( for towing large heavy trailers) and not offer the large towing mirrors? If the 6.2 was an option for the SLE max tow, i would go that route. I don't want leather or the other SLT options, just a 6.2.
  4. Hi Folks, I am having trouble on the GMC website trying to build a Sierra 1500 SLT 4X4. I have a base model SLT with the 6.2 and the 10 speed, and the Max Tow package configured. The problem is nowhere is there the option to add the trailer mirrors? This configuration also allows the 18" rims and the 2 speed transfer case to stay on the order? I like that! Just throwing it out there to see if anyone has ordered a 2020 SLT with max tow and got the trailer mirrors? My salesman is on vacation this week, so I will have to wait to consult the dealer. Thanks, Flattop
  5. In the same boat, have a 2017 Silverado 5.3 with 97,xxx miles (currently at dealer for warranty AFM lifter issues) and am thinking of moving to a 2020. But these crazy issues I constantly read here really make me want to hold off or go to a leftover 2500. I have bought 6 new GM trucks in the last 20 years and its the first time I am not looking forward to a new truck. At least the last generation 2500 would have a 6.0 with no DFM, no stop start, real cable emergency brake, a real transmission dipstick, you know, the stuff that worked fine as it was. The penalty would be the mileage, but if you can have a reliable truck that can go 100k with no issues it may be worth it.
  6. My 2017 Sliverado 1500 4X4 has 86,xxx trouble free miles. Mobil 1 from the first 1000 miles, then every 6000 miles. I am going to try and get another 3 years on this truck. Not a real fan of DFM, and start stop at this point.
  7. Check the wires at the connector going into the trailer brake power control module. (its under the spare tire) We just had the same problem on a 2015 Silverado. The wire looked good at the connector, but when we slid the plastic wire protection back, there was an open (corroded) wire about 2" up the harness.
  8. Hi Folks, My son is looking at a new 2019 Silverado Trail Boss crew cab 4X4. It has the 3:42 gears and the 6 speed and apparently the older style (AFM) 5.3 engine. Looks like it has a key, not push button start? Does that mean it wont have the stop/start feature like the (DFM) engines? Flattop
  9. There is a 2020 Sierra that arrived yesterday in Rochester NY. I looked it over fairly well, but did not test drive it. It is a Crew Cab SLT with the 6.6. White with the light tan interior. First impression was not great, interior, knobs and switch gear seems sub par for a $65K truck. I am sure it will grow on me, but not until some discounts are available.
  10. Well on the new 2019 T1 GM 1/2 tons you have to turn it off EVERY time you start the truck!! It resets back to auto stop each time the truck is shut off. Hopefully these new 2020 2500 series trucks still have the simplicity and reliability of running on all cylinders and not shutting off at every stop. Not interested in a truck that I use to make a living, acting like a dam golf cart!! All for what, an additional 20 miles per tankful.
  11. Or you can step up to a 2500 series and have a truck that starts and stops when you want it to! No nannies, just a truck that you can get the job done with and not have to deal with something that belongs on a Prius.
  12. Good to know, Thanks for the correction!
  13. Agree 100%, it is fine as an option, but don't force something to truck owners that belongs on small cars that are striving for optimum fuel mileage. I use my truck for work and personal towing and squeezing 1/10 of a MPG more out of it is not an issue for me. Longevity and traditional starting systems are important. I am sure some who use their truck as a station wagon or commuter vehicle may not mind start/ stop and the longevity issues it will bring just to get 10 or 15 extra miles out of a tank, but not me. I guess it would be more acceptable if the switch was a total on/off, not like what has been stated, where you must hit the disable button every time you start the truck. So I guess those of us who don't want to be forced into "golf cart mode" will now have to move to the 2500 series to get a normal operating truck.
  14. Hopefully it does not have the Canyon/Colorado hub thru rotor design. (You have to pull the front hub/bearing assembly to unbolt the rotor) Makes changing front rotors a royal pain, especially here in upstate NY with our heavily salted roads.
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