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flattop

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    Tim
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    Upstate NY
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    2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  1. 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.
  2. A Look Underneath T1...

    Good to know, Thanks for the correction!
  3. 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.
  4. A Look Underneath T1...

    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.
  5. Just thought I would chime in on the final drive ratio discussion. I have a 2017 Max tow silverado with the 5.3 and the 3:73 gears. These gears really give the truck a boost in acceleration and keep the RPM up where the 5.3 really runs nice. Sure the gas mileage is slightly less than the 3:42's but I still get 20mpg on the thruway and average 17 on the rural roads and some city driving. Just my opinion, but I love the 3:73's
  6. Well, I did it. I defected....

    Clunky six speed and piss poor headlights, these are the same (only) complaints I have with my 2017 Silverado. I am going to stay the course with mine, but will at least look at Ford or Dodge next time.
  7. My daily carry was a Glock43, but I just picked up this Sig P238. Its a bit smaller, but because its an always cocked 1911 type, it has a thumb safety.
  8. My 2017 Silverado Max Tow extended cab 4X4 just turned over 36,000 today. I bought it new 1/21/17 and other than the leaky on-star antenna, its been 100% reliable. Pros: Decent mileage even with the 3:73 gearing Good ride quality, quiet inside Cons: Transmission a bit clunky, not terrible, just not smooth like the early GM six speeds Poor headlight illumination, low terrible, high beams OK at best. Hoping to roll this one up to around 175K in another 4 years with basic maintenance tires ect.
  9. Thanks! Hopefully after some break in miles and summer blend fuel we can get those numbers or close.
  10. Hello everyone, I bought the wife a new (leftover) 2017 Tahoe LT back in mid December. Its fairly loaded, 5.3 with 3.08's. We got a good discount over 10k off sticker and a great trade in on her 2013 Equinox with 90k miles. I had been researching Tahoe's and Yukon's for the past 6 months, so i was aware of some of the issues this platform has experienced. Well, I am happy to report that this Tahoe has been absolutely flawless! No shakes, no thumping, nothing but smooth and quiet. The wife has adjusted to the larger size and has put almost 1800 miles on it. Pros: Great paint, fit and finish very good. Sound system very good. Good power and pick up even with the 3.08's. Cons: Headlights are quite dim, especially low beams. Fuel mileage a bit exaggerated, only averaging 16 mpg with a fair amount of highway driving. Don't think the advertised 21mpg highway mpg could ever be achieved. All in all we are extremely happy with this and hope to get many trouble free miles out of it. Flattop
  11. I have the same problem with my 2017 5.3/6speed. Mine has 15,000 miles and I has done it since day one. It really is apparent if you are accelerating then need to slow down or abruptly stop. It would be nice to know that the dealer can really do something for this transmission before I waste any time scheduling/dropping off, waiting and then finding out nothing can be done.
  12. My 2017 Silverado 1500 has on a few occasions had the distorted call issue. It was on both in bound and outbound calls. I would just turn off the bluetooth and make the call. It is very intermittent. Probably only a total of 4 times in the last few months.
  13. I just towed my camper on the NYS Thruway last weekend. The posted speed is 65 mph. I was running around 68 and was passed my every single vehicle from Rochester, NY to Syracuse, NY. The average flow of traffic is about 74 mph, so they all just blow by me like I am standing still! Getting there safely is the 1st priority to me. Going over 70 would not feel safe with all that camper behind me.
  14. 2017 Max Tow and Jayco 28BHBE

    Thanks for the reply's! We have calculated the added weight to the camper to be around 500 lbs. No water in the tank, just bedding, food in the fridge, a weeks worth of clothing for two, pots, pans & dishes and a few cases of water, beer & soda. Most of it loaded over the axle's or slightly before them. My truck cap weighs 225# and the hitch its self is around 90# That puts my total at 815 + the camper 6675 + two passengers 350=7840 (give or take a few) I have a Farmer neighbor with a tractor trailer scale that I will use later this year to get an exact figure on the trailer/truck weight. I did remember asking the dealer that sold the camper/hitch setup if the 800# unit was sufficient and they said yes. I guess I was always under the impression that the WDH assisted in cancelling out some of the tongue weight. A call to the hitch mfg. is on my to do list. Thanks,
  15. 2017 Max Tow and Jayco 28BHBE

    I do have the 800# Weight Distributing Hitch. Its set up pretty tight. The tongue weight is supposed to be around 13% of the camper or 867#
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