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  1. Hello all, I have searched for ideas on this, and only found a few people who installed "mood lighting" inside the bumper step. I'm wondering how simple or effective it would be to get some real reverse flood lights inside the bumper step? I know you could fill the whole cavity with a tractor light and it would work, but I'd like to still be able to use the step if I need it. So has anyone installed an LED flush mount or similar light that actually throws enough light behind them to use for backing up/ doing work? How does it fit inside the curved surface of the step? The reason is I want the ability to have light behind me for plowing snow. I already replaced the factory reverse and cargo bulbs with LEDs, I think they work fairly nice, but they throw really straight back like a spotlight. I'm hoping to have a little wider path lit up. I don't want to cut the bumper or have lights hanging down below the bumper, but I know those would be alternative options. I know there have been a lot of creative people adding auxiliary lights to their trucks, so I'm hoping someone can show how you were able to do this.
  2. So it seems there is very little info out there yet about how people are using the integrated rear camera. Anyone have experience with it pulling a fifth wheel? I have a 40' 5th wheel and I wonder how good the factory system is, difficulty installing, etc. I think I found that the 2019 camera works for the 2020 ( 84580657 ) but not 100% certain. can't find the 2020 part number reference yet.
  3. I noticed when towing a trailer with a trailer mounted crank jack (tongue jack bolted onto the trailer) that the large tailgate on my 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab strikes the trailer crank jack when opened. It appears the tailgate is much larger than older models so that when the gate opens, it actually hits the trailer mounted crank jack handle and could cause damage to the finish of the tailgate. This seems to be a design flaw with this tailgate. Something everyone should be aware of on the 2019 Silverado. I don't think there is any solution to this issue.
  4. I have a 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD High Country with 6.6 diesel equipped with tow package. It has dedicated trailer brake and trailer fuses within the primary fuse box under the hood. My passenger side trailer blinkers and brake lights are not working. I've traced the lack of 12v power all the way up to the 10a fuse dedicated to the right side trailer brake/signal light (fuse #17). I have replaced the fuse, re-tested, and still no power. The left side trailer brake/signal light (fuse #14) has 12v power going to it, tested on the top of the fuse when the flashers are on, but the right side has nothing. I've also swapped and then replaced the trailer parking lights relay switch (relay #63) and still nothing. Is this most likely an issue with fuse box or something else supplying power or ground to the fuse box? Thanks for the help... this is the craziest thing.
  5. I have a 2015 GMC Sierra and I had a light bar in the back for the brake lights connected to the 4 plug trailer light connector, one morning I started my truck up and the light bar was on working fine five minutes later I go out to my truck and the light bar was off so initially I check the fuses and all seem goodthe blinker lights and brake lights work fine for the trailer but the running lights don't work so I unplug the bar and tested each connector with a tester and found the running lights don't work at the plug. is there anything I can check before I start following wires?
  6. Hey All, New to the forum. Few questions. There is a truck I am interested in and unfortunately I cannot rely on the sales person. Here are the build details from the sticker. What I am curious about is, is this trailering package also known as the "Max Towing Package" ? Reason I ask is the hitch is a GM V-5 which is rated at 12,000/1,200. The owners manual also says the following... 1500 4x4 crew cab short bed 5.3L V8 - 3.42 - MTW 9,100 - GCWR 15,000 5.3L V8 with 8-speed Auto and Enhanced Towing package - 3.42 - MTW 10,700 - GCWR 16,700 5.3L V8 - 3.73 - MTW 10,700 - GCWR 16,700 What I am ultimately trying to do is figure out what this truck will ultimately haul and what its max towing capacity will be. I cannot tell by the build. So I would appreciate any insight/info. The manual says a few things, the door jam says another, and I want to be sure. Build details 2018 - 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 - Z71 - short bed All star package 18" P265/65R18 all­terrain, blackwall tires 3.42 rear axle ratio (But not sure if this one has 3.73 due to the trailering package. Trailer brake controller, integrated Engine, 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing 6­speed automatic transmission LT Plus Package Trailering Package Trailering hitch platform and 2.0" receiver 4­pin connector 7­wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7­way sealed connector to hook up parking lamps, backup lamps, right and left turn signals, an electric brake lead, battery and a ground Automatic locking rear differential Z71 Appearance Package Safety­Mechanical StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system Automatically helps enhance control, particularly during emergency maneuvers, by adjusting the brakes and engine torque to keep you on your intended path With Rollover Mitigation Activates when vehicle sensors detect a difference between the driver's intended path and the direction the vehicle is actually travelling Includes Trailer Sway Control Hill start assist Z71® Off­Road Package 46mm high­pressure gas­charged shocks A 36mm front stabilizer bar Off­road jounce bumpers to absorb large suspension inputs Under body transfer case shield High­capacity air cleaner Z71 badge and decals Unique gauge cluster, lower bumper appearance, interior trim plates and grill design Brushed metal Z71 door sill plate Hill descent control Trailering Package and locking differential on LT models
  7. Does anyone on here have one of these dump trailers? I’m thinking of getting one for hauling mulch and gravel. I like that it has ramps and I could put my tractor on it. It’s around $3,600 which is about average for this size trailer. http://extremeroadandtrail.com/66108.php
  8. 2016 Chevy Silverado 4.3L V6 3.23 Reading through the manual: Max Trailer Weight 5,600 lbs, any other weights/limitations I should focus on ? Looking into installing Class 3 Trailer hitch, is a class 3 pretty standard, sufficient ? Im interested in 17-21' fiberglass center console in the future, any issues towing this type of boat (not knowing weight of boat / trailer etc )
  9. So I tried searching in the forum and I'm not sure if it's working right, but I only found one post that addressed this, but the OP I guess gave up on it. I apologize if this post is a repeat. I have a 2015 Sierra 1500 AT and I love everything about it.... except a couple of things I'm working on adding (leveling kit (done), larger tires (done), trailer brake, wireless charger, any mods I can do to the touch screen, etc.). One of those would be a trailer brake control. I would really like to avoid having to use an aftermarket switch, but in doing the research, the wiring harness in the truck won't allow for the addition of the factory module and I don't want to have to try to figure out how to reprogram the ECU to show up on the dash. So, I have to go aftermarket. I purchased the Hopkins Insight controller to try to avoid having the bulky box near my legs but got to thinking how I can adapt the factory switch (which I ordered) to work with the Hopkins controller. First issue, there's a third button for the Hopkins that the OEM module doesn't have, which isn't a big deal, I can figure that one out. Second, and main issue, is the rheostat or slider switch. I will end up doing some testing on it but I wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with this or might know where I can find the specifications or diagrams for both the OEM switch and the Hopkins. My goal is to hide as much of this aftermarket install as I can, minus the display and third button. @pgamboa I thankfully stumbled upon your videos awhile back and was wondering where you obtained your electrical connectors? I want to be able to attach the factory switch as clean as possible and wanted to try to find the right connectors. Thank you!
  10. I have a 2017 Silverado CC LTZ 4x4. When towing my trailer with 900lbs of tongue weight I sag roughly 3.5 inches. Will Sumosprings help reduce the sag? If so, there is a 1000lbs or 1500lbs capacity. Any recommendations or even better, I would like to read your experience with photos... Experienced the Timbrens and while they manage the sag/squat they are really rough when driving with out a load. Can really feel and hear the impact with 1.5" of clearance. I currently use 1000 lbs Blu Ox WDH and it helps reduce the sag/squat by 1".
  11. The Service Trailer Brake System light is coming on at random times. The trailer does not have to be attached. It happens when I take my foot off the brake pedal and resets when I restart the engine. I have replaced the module near the spare tire, the controller on the dash and the sensor at the master brake cylinder. I don’t know what else to do.
  12. I am looking for help. I was towing a light trailer over the weekend and used my trailer assist for heavy traffic. On my way to returning the empty trailer an issue arose. First, I was at a stop light when I proceeded to go I hear a small thud followed by about 3 squeaks and it went away. Not thinking much of it because I thought it was the trailer. Upon heading home I was coming to a stop sign at the bottom of a large hill and then a loud THUD come from the rear end. Pulled over and did an inspection but found nothing. I made an appointment with the Chevy dealership for today. Upon taking it there, I heard three loud bangs about 100 feet apart, also from the rear end area. Chevy dealership said they didnt find anything and to not use trailer assist for light loads. As I was leaving the dealership, I came to another stop sign, this time, I took my foot of the brake and the truck stayed in place while on drive, I am also going down a hill when this happened. I gave it gas and there was another loud pop then a "release" of the truck. I have no clue what the hell is going on here. Seems to shift and stop fine. I'm scared to drive this truck anywhere.
  13. John Goreham Staff Writer 8-2-18 The all-new Silverado has so many improvements and updates they are hard to grasp in a single overview. In this spotlight, we will focus on what Chevy has done to make towing easier and more practical for its 2019 Silverado owners. To suit a wide range of owners’ needs, Chevy is offering four distinct levels of trailering capability so owners can buy what they’ll use. The Silverado has three major towing technologies that are added to the already very capable truck. First up is the Hitch Guidance with Hitch View. This adds a dynamic backing guideline to the Rear Vision Camera system to help drivers line up the hitch. It adds precision and a visual cue to make aligning a hitch to a trailer a bit easier. Next up is the Advanced Trailering System. This system itself incorporates three components. First, Auto Parking Brake Assist. This eliminates that annoying bit of movement that you get once you perfectly line up your trailer and then put the truck in Park. It sets automatically when the vehicle is put into Hitch View to help avoid vehicle movement. The third new technology is Chevy’s Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Before we get too far, you’re going to need some added equipment on your trailer that Chevy can provide. However, if you get it, this feature can monitor the tire pressure and temperature of the trailer tires using the truck’s infotainment system to help prevent blowouts from overheating and low tire pressures. If you like your phone as a tool then you will also like Chevy’s Advanced Trailering System Infotainment app and myChevrolet app. The latter has some simple trailering features such as pre-departure step-by-step towing checklists and a glossary of towing terms. It also allows a solo driver to conduct a trailer light test using an automatic exterior light sequence to help confirm that the trailer is properly connected. The Advanced Trailering System app allows customers to track their miles, fuel economy and transmission temperature of their truck while towing. Brake gain memory is also part of this system and works with the Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, which provides fingertip control of the trailer brakes, to let the customer set and save the controller’s brake gain setting. Last, Trailer Theft Alert can activate the truck’s lights and horn if the harness of the trailer attached to the truck is disconnected. This works with your OnStar Safety & Security Plan and will send you a theft alert via phone, text or email. Chevy’s Trailer Camera Package can use up to four cameras to enable a driver to see a 270-degree view. To take the guess work out of capabilities, Chevy’s new Trailering label is located on the driver’s side door jamb of all 2019 Silverados. The label provides owners with the information they need to calculate before setting out with a trailer. This label takes the guesswork out of towing and hauling and provides information such as: Gross vehicle weight rating Gross combined weight rating Gross axle weight rating (rear) Maximum payload Maximum tongue weight Curb weight The folks at Chevy conducted a survey before designing the new 2019 Silverado. A majority of interested buyers, 60%, said that towing was one of their top priorities in a new truck. We’re one of those interested buyers and our new 2019 Silverado is on order with all of this technology. We look forward to doing a full review once our new GM-Trucks.com Silverado arrives.
  14. Well, I've done it now... I've just committed to our RV rental for our next vacation. We want to try it out and see if this is something we enjoy or not. I need to add a brake controller to the truck. I'm planning to get the Tekonsha P3, but am open to other recommendations. My question is about the truck, though. Are all the trucks pre-wired to accept a trailer brake controller? Is there an RPO code I can look for?
  15. Does anyone know how to hook up the 12v constant power to the run lights in my trailer? They definitely work on our dodge 3500, but on my 2014 Sierra 1500 they don't. My only assumption is its not hooked up from the factory. Is it as simple as the older model GM trucks? Hook up a wire to the post by the fuse box and plug in a fuse for that location? Cheers
  16. Hi all, I haven't posted too many times in the forum... but I have found another question and would like to hear some opinions. I am in the market for a new travel trailer. I have found the newer models are significantly lighter than my current camper. I am currently pulling a 32' travel trailer that weighs in (on the scale) just over 7,000lbs. Being an older trailer, I just don't think it hauls well... (and I will be honest, I have it a little nose down- my mistake when setting up the WDH.) I hate driving this on the highway, I prefer slower state roads that don't face big rigs passing by, winds that blow you around, and generally just feel more in control on them. On the highway, I feel I need to drive slower 55-60 and still keep a hand on the trailer brake. I have also noticed on newer campers they have begun spreading the axels a little farther apart (more stable?). I am trying to figure out if I need to step down in both weight and length to get a better towing experience, or simply lowering the weight (and correct WDH setup) will improve the tow-ability... Will a light but long trailer get blown all over the road? My truck details are copied below from another post; I am well within weight limits for my truck (@7,700lbs). I would like to be able to travel at normal highway speeds- 70-75) and feel comfortable... The hard part is finding a camper with the features we (my wife) wants that will tow comfortably. Suggestions are welcome here too! Bunk Beds, One or Two entry (if one it cannot be next to bunks), sofa, slide out for floor space, queen bed separated by wall... thats not too much to ask is it? (jk- its tough to find without hitting 30'+) If a manufacturer would just make a model with a sofa instead of a slide out dinette we would be sold! *2012 GMC Sierra 1500. Specs on the truck include; 4x4, crew cab, max trailer package (5.3 KDL HD Cooling Package, trailer brake harness, 3.42 ratio). I have installed the Tekonsha P3 brake controller. I currently have the Camco Recurve R6 hitch for sway and WD. The truck manual max trailer weight states 9,500lbs with a GCWR of 15,000lbs (truck GVWR 7,000lbs). I do understand the balancing required between truck and trailer for GCWR; if truck fully loaded is 5,500lbs and tongue weight is 1,000 pounds the max trailer becomes 8,500 pounds not the book stated 9,500. I am thinking a 7,700lbs GVWR for a trailer will fall WELL within specs. I also plan to add SumoSprings to my truck later this spring- and possibly stronger tires on the truck for towing...
  17. Hello, I own an 08 GMC Sierra 2500HD Diesel Crew Cab Long box pick up, it's throwing a display message, but not giving me any codes, the message is service trailer brake system, it used to show that message and then I had it brought into the shop the second of July and they replaced the trailer break relay in the rear, had to change out some eye connectors at the fuse box. They also replaced the fuse. Worked great again from then to about a three weeks ago and this was including an 11 000km trip towing the trailer, it brought the message up again. The truck had been sitting and driven every once and a while, a bit of idling this winter as well, but no towing. so I replaced the fuse because it looked blown. After replaced it work fine again no more message thought maybe wet weather caused it. Now unfortunately now again yesterday I went to use it again and the message comes up, it was just recently used a few days ago and no message, today we have some dense fog as well as some rain. I think it only happens when it rains heavy or fog.. I am not entirely sure on that though. I replaced the fuse in the fuse box for the (ITBC) The one I changed out before to get it to work, and this time it did not work and nothing changed on the dash message still up. I can more than easily replace the Relay without any issues, but I don't want to do that if it is just going to create the exact same issue. Any ideas on what might be causing this? Also on a side note, whenever I start the truck it puts out grey smoke until it has warmed up passed about 79-85 degrees Celcius (174F-187F), which is normally after driving for about 5 mins 10 at most or letting it high idle until that temp, it also does smoke when driving until warmed up. it never puts out black or blue smoke. Its grey, just as it is on a cold day in a gas engine. today we've reached the highest temp lately about 8 degrees Celcius and it still smoked. It never did this in the summer or fall just after it got cold. So I am just wondering if this is normal or if something is causing this to happen when it shouldn't be. Could it be something as simple as it needing an oil change? Or also does it need a long drive at highway speed to deal with burn cleaning the DPF? I am a new owner to this pickup, and it is my first year with it so I am new to diesel's and don't know what to expect from them. Any help Is much appreciated!
  18. Hey Everyone. I’ve been looking at buying a diesel 6.6 L duramax denali GMC automatic transmission. Both of the 2014 models in separate cities I’ve looked over have two, 3/8 or 1/2 inch holes drilled on the left side of the steering wheel in the dash. I can tell these are not manufacturer drilled, and was wondering why I have seen this on that model twice. At first I thought to mount the trailer brake controller, but the holes are way bigger than necessary for screw mounting. The holes are big enough they are very noticeable, an ink pen could easily pass through. So question 1: why drill these two holes? Both models I’ve looked at have a trailer towing feature engaged by pushing the end of the shifter on the right side of steering wheel inwards. Would that not mean this model also comes equipped with trailer brake controller? I’m concerned the previous owners removed something I will need for trailer towing or some other feature of interest. I can see the gooseneck mount, or trailer hitch and the 7 way round plug, so I’m baffled on why these holes are there in the dash. Thanks in advance.
  19. We aren't a big fan of the hitch setup on our 2500HD in regards to attaching the safety chains for our Arctic Fox 22G trailer. As you can see in the pics, the hooks are too big for the rather odd hitch hole arrangement. Even if I were to remove the little latch on the hook it still won't quite go through the holes. So, the dealer came up with the smaller chain and quick link type solution so we can attach the safety chains. I guess I don't like the added length from this setup. I really don't want to drill more holes or grind on the existing ones. I've tried a bigger quick link by itself but it won't go all the way around and through both holes. This GMC hitch setup is just weird. I've looked at a little bit smaller hooks for the safety chains but then they won't fit all the way through on the hitch. Maybe I just haven't found the right hook yet? Anyone else run into this problem and what solution did you come up with that you are satisfied with?
  20. neighbor told me to make him an offer for his trailer. what would u pay for this? -cargo craft 18ft (15 ft box) -tandem axle -trailer breaks -side door and ramp door -bought in 03-05 he can't remember for sure -great shape inside and out thanks for any help!
  21. Newer user to this forum, though I have been on others in the past... I am getting different opinions from different family and friends- many seem to contradict each other. So I thought I would ask this community for thoughts. The wife and I have recently purchased, used from friends, a new camper. The camper is a 30 foot Coachman Catalina (1997). The book weight of this trailer says 5,100lbs and includes trailer brakes. I am planning to haul with my 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. Specs on the truck include; 4x4, crew cab, max trailer package (5.3 KDL HD Cooling Package, trailer brake harness, 3.42 ratio). I have installed the Tekonsha P3 brake controller and am planning to use a weight distributing hitch with sway control. I am currently leaning toward the Camco Recurve R6 hitch to meet both these needs (receiver hitch is rated to 1,100lbs with WD hitch). The truck manual max trailer weight states 9,500lbs with a GCWR of 15,000lbs (truck GVWR 7,000lbs). I do understand the balancing required between truck and trailer for GCWR; if truck fully loaded is 5,500lbs and tongue weight is 1,000 pounds the max trailer becomes 8,500 pounds not the book stated 9,500. So, with this info I have some friends stating that this will fall well within the limits of the truck. And others stating that I need at minimum a 3/4 ton truck to haul this camper. Based on the info I have been able to collect I feel like I should be just fine with this trailer and truck combination... Yes it will be heavy, but not reaching the max weights- or even coming close (I am estimating 7,000lbs trailer fully loaded). And with trailer brakes and a quality proportional brake control I feel confident in stopping power. *I guess my analogy/thought is this; if I am mowing a 1/4 acre lawn, sure a riding mower would be great, but a push mower will get the job done just fine and without any difficulty. Am I right in thinking that while a 3/4 ton truck would be easier, my 1/2 ton will get the job done just fine?
  22. Has anyone used this connector for the trailer wiring harness? I'm not even sure what its called, but I found this one on Amazon. I want to get the extra flat connector to power some aux lights. I'm concerned if this will give me any issues down the road with a short or corroded connectors behind the bumper. Also, I have never removed the 7 pin connector from behind. Does this thing really just pop into the outlet in the bumper? they only have this one crappy image so I can't really tell what I'm getting. I'm just looking for confirmation that this will work as well/ easy as I think it will before I purchase it. Thanks in advance. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001A1M1J6/ref=gl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2KP4NEI66GGZ5&coliid=I3MVNPYIDWPDUM http://www.hiddenhitch.com/products/electrical-wiring/t-one-connector/ApGK9QTbwGCEp12MzUQaOF27max79EXn
  23. My trailer harness got rashed up and I need to replace the connector. I was working on the wiring (it had a 7-way connector when I bought it new in 2006). I noticed this little extra connector on a grayish wire off to the side with its own cover. I looked all through my Haynes manual and can't find it. Any ideas what this is?
  24. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 9-21-2016 Chevrolet announced today that it is about to start working "directly" with the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) to better "integrate" the trailering experience. In its press statement, Chevy said, "By working directly with the industry, Chevrolet will help trailer manufacturers develop technologies that improve combined trailer and truck safety and industry safety standards." Don't these guys have annual trade shows and seminars like every other organization, at which people like Chevy, Ford, Ram, and others come together and discuss such things already? They do, of course. NATM has been around for a quarter century and RVIA includes in in its membership 98% of the folks in the trailering business. This news is as welcome as the news that GM adopted the Society of Automotive Engineer’s (SAE) J2807 towing standards back in 2014, following Toyota's lead. The good news left us asking just one question; "Why didn't Chevy work directly with the trailer organizations sooner?"
  25. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 5/23/2016 GMC released information today highlighting the trailering options available to Sierra buyers. The first is a $350 gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering prep package offered on Sierra HD models. It features a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray that accommodates a gooseneck ball hitch or fifth-wheel hitch mounting brackets, and seven-way trailer wiring connection comes with the prep package. When not in use, the platform is concealed beneath the truck’s bed floor It is also removable so the owner can use the bed’s full cargo capacity. Caps for the openings in the floor are also included. A new gooseneck completion kit is also available from dealers. It comes with a 2-5/16-inch ball hitch and two chain tie-downs and carries a retail price of $315. GMC dealers also offer CURT Manufacturing fifth-wheel hitches compatible with the factory-installed hitch platform. They are available in 20,000-lb. and 25,000-lb. versions for $939 and $999, respectively. That does not include installation. GM-Trucks has reached out to GMC for images of this system. Maximum capacities of the Sierra are: 2500HD trailering rating of 18,000 pounds (8,165 kg) 3500HD single-rear-wheel trailering rating of 17,500 pounds (7,938 kg) 3500HD dual-rear-wheel trailering rating of 23,200 pounds (10,523 kg) The second system is a trailer camera system with views that can be activated at any time on the IntelliLink display . GMC’s new dealer-available blind-spot-assist towing package system is compatible with 2014-16 Sierra 1500 and HD truck equipped with the DPN- or DQS-code trailer mirrors. The system has three cameras: two side-view cameras integrated with the trailer mirror housings, and one for the rear of the trailer. These offer improved vision on the sides of the truck and trailer. The rear camera is mounted to the top, rearmost edge of the trailer and provides a view of what’s behind the trailer when backing up. This third camera also features infrared lighting for enhanced images in low-light settings. The system can also support a fourth camera to monitor horses, for example. The camera system is available from dealers and starts at $999 not including installation.
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