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flattop

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  • Name
    Tim
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    Upstate NY
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    2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Thanks! Hopefully after some break in miles and summer blend fuel we can get those numbers or close.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Need help, dealer stumped

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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,
  10. 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#
  11. Here is my 2017 Silverado 5.3 3:73 Max Tow double cab.
  12. 2017 Max Tow and Jayco 28BHBE

    UPDATE: Hi Folks, here is an update on my camper adventures: Well I did buy a camper, its a 2017 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 28.9 Bunk House. Dry its 6675#'s (dealer said that includes battery and LP?). I picked it up from the dealer mid march and towed it 50 miles to my house. I still had my Blizzack snows on the truck, it was very windy so my first towing impression was not good.Lots of sway. This past weekend I towed it to Watertown, NY, about a 2.5 hr drive from home. With the factory Goodyear Wrangler SRA tires at around 48psi, the thing towed very good. Good power, the 3.73's did great. I would guess with the camper, all the stuff loaded in the camper and my truck cap my total was about 7800#'s. You really know its back there, This is still over 2500 lbs less than what GM says this Max Tow can handle. Speed was kept around 68mph and my average was 8.5 mpg. For the 3-4 times a year we tow, it will work fine. I just had to bring the tires back to 35 psi today as my teeth were shaking out of my mouth!!! This truck rides rough with the heavy rear leafs, but when you jack up the tire pressure, things get really bad. 4 months old, 10,500 miles, I give the truck a 9.5 and the transmission a 4!!! That's all for my update.
  13. I have a 17 5.3 Max tow with the 3.73's and get an average of 16.9 mpg with city and highway driving. I do have a fiberglass cap and carry about 500 lbs of tools and equipment in back. My driving is slightly aggressive, as I like to accelerate briskly and run slightly over the speed limit. The best i have seen is on the thruway with the cruise set around 73mph is around 19 mpg. Not to bad in my opinion. The gears are well worth the slight penalty in fuel mileage. Flattop I have a 17 5.3 Max tow with the 3.73's and get an average of 16.9 mpg with city and highway driving. I do have a fiberglass cap and carry about 500 lbs of tools and equipment in back. My driving is slightly aggressive, as I like to accelerate briskly and run slightly over the speed limit. The best i have seen is on the thruway with the cruise set around 73mph is around 19 mpg. Not to bad in my opinion. The gears are well worth the slight penalty in fuel mileage. Flattop
  14. Who likes their 6 Speed?

    I have a 2017 Silverado 1500 double cab, 5.3, max tow, 3.73 4X4. This truck replaced a 2013 5.3 w/ 3.42's. The transmission is good, and seems to be getting better with mileage (currently 3400 mi). Its not totally smooth like the 2013. It seems to want to get right to the overdrives real quick, that puts the rpms low and I feel a bit of converter stutter. Almost like the converter cant decide to lock up or not. If you put it in M5 it really works nice, so its probably the nature of the beast. They try to ring every mile out of a tank of gas, so we get a truck that wants to act like a economy car! It is really funny looking back to my older trucks like the 1987 Silverado 4X4 with a 350 and 700r4 and 3:08 gears. That thing got 14 city and 18 highway, no complicated electronics or computer controlled transmission.
  15. 2017 Max Tow and Jayco 28BHBE

    You are correct with the yellow tag with full weight including options. The one I am looking at is right at 6795lbs.
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