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crankman

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About crankman

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    2015 GMC 2500HD SLE Crewcab
  1. O yea I fought that message for a long time. Changed trailer end to Pollack brand still did it. Almost a year later I finally found what caused my message the cord on my Big Tex is heavy gauge with thick insulation and it would over time during my trip pull down just enough to trigger the same message you have and then clear as fast. I put a cord strain relief on the trailer cord and then a snap ring to attach to my bumper and its never done it again. I have another trailer which only has the 4 wire flat cable and it never trips the message using it cause it has no weight to pull down during the road trip.
  2. I put RoadHawk HD cameras in all our vehicles, they have survived heat and cold and price is decent. You can put full size SD card run for months and just pull the card if you need video downloaded.
  3. I have a ACCESS Vanish cover on my 2500 and my sons 1500. There very low profile and roll up nicely. Very easy to install no drilling.
  4. mess up brake job

    I can say when ever I have had my rotors turned and new pads installed my brakes took a few miles before they as some would say SET properly. They even felt a bit soft at first and then firmed up after driving a few days then I just forgot about it period.
  5. I am curious what his CAT scale weight is though? And if he is staying within the payload of the truck. I see stuff like this getting pulled thru town all the time and im not going to pass judgement on him for pulling a fifth wheel. Thats a decent load for him to pull and control. Interesting anyway I dont want to argue over it.
  6. 2011 Silverado With Chevy Shake?

    Tires are always on my list to check. What shape are the tires? Worn down a bit maybe, might need a balance to rule them out.
  7. I looked at where I bought my 2500 at http://www.everettbgmc.com there are 148- 2500 trucks and 11 are gassers if that will help you. I got a good trade in when I bought mine.
  8. Sounds like you made a good effort to get the ride correct. And applaud you for getting a loaner first to try it out before making a purchase. Hardly anyone seems to do that good for you. I would say your white knuckle experience would lessen if you could move to a 2500 truck. Set up correctly the tail wont wag the dog as you felt and you can relax on the drive. It was my best decision made to move to 3/4 ton truck, towing is so much more in control there just alot bigger in many respects than 1/2 ton truck.
  9. GCVWR

    its in the owners manual, we have a 6.2 and we looked it up long while back. Its not stamped on the vehicle. Only thing labeled on your door jamb is your payload yellow sticker and thats important to. Just grab the manual take a seat and thumb thru it it there.
  10. Might try www.etrailer.com thay have a ton of videos.
  11. Rotate your tires. Heck I have a 2008 1500 bought a set of new tires. had a slight vibration had them balanced at 2 different places. Nothing finally just rotated front to back Success smooth as silk. I still have either a wheel or tire thats junk but its a company truck and its smooth now .
  12. Charging system

    As everyone said its normal my 2008 1500 does it as well as my 2015 2500. I dont pay a lot of attention to it anyway, you will get used to it. Unless your headlights are dimming or something of that nature your alternator is fine.
  13. Why dont you just enable the 4wd indicator on your DIC Driver information center and then when you shift it will pop up on you screen and tell you your in 4wd. You have to get in the menu and enable that function
  14. Pulsating Lights

    I had the same problem with a 2008 1500 work truck replaced it with Autozone alternator fixed it up. You may have gotten a bad one from carquest. I had to order mine in from Autozone to get a new one not manufactured.
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