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  1. Zane Merva Executive Editor / Publisher - GM-Trucks.com June 21st, 2019 We recently had a chance to check out the all new Silverado HD. The 2020 Silverado HD has an optional 8 camera system to help aid in towing your trailer. We get a full walk through of the various views and camera angles.
  2. Forgive me if this has been discussed but I did a search and didn't come up with any answers/help. last summer I purchased a new 2018 2500 HD 6.0 4x4 WT to pull a 30 ft toy Hauler. The RV dealer installed a Blue OX Weight distribution, anti-sway hitch and set it up as they normally would. The truck pulls the 11000 lbs with-out an issue. But here is my question/issue... when towing it rides terribly, the truck bumper, hitch and tongue area bounce like crazy. I watch the dealer install the weight distribution hitch and here is why I think it bounces so bad...ITS TERRIBLE..... they measured the track bed wheel opening height before adding the trailer, then they added the trailer, measured the drop off the wheel well, and than adjusted the hitch so the truck really had no weighted difference in ride height/weight with the trailer vs. without the trailer. So there really isn't a lot of tongue weight on the rear of the truck, is this making it bounce? Spring is coming and I want to address this because we have several multi-week trips plans and I am not sure I can handle it the constance bouncing I feel like the hitch ball should be lowered so there is some amount of weight on the ass end of the truck, to put weight on the springs. This is also my 1st winter with this truck and it rides rough and has no weight in the bed, so I put 400 lbs of salt in the bed and it rides so much better, that is why I am thing I need to lower my hitch ball. yes the trailer is fairy balanced front to back, this happens with-out any toys in the garage, or with an HD in there, all the storage 5-700 lbs of stuff is all in the front of the trailer. Any help from some trailering experts would be great
  3. Hey everyone, I just wanted to make sure any of you 2020 guys saw two videos we recently put together on the 2020 Silverado HD. More to come as the embargo breaks on what we can say next week. Enjoy and make sure to like and subscribe to our channel, PLEASE.
  4. 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
  5. I have a 2014 Silverado 1500, 5.3L double cab, 4wd, which I use to tow a ~6000lb travel trailer. The travel trailer has a heavy tongue weight at roughly 950lbs. I have a E2 load transferring hitch that probably takes ~300lbs off the tongue and transfers it to other axles. I still wasn't happy with the visible stress on the hitch, so I added air bags to the rear axle. The air bags have addressed the sagging rear end and have really cleaned up the bouncy feel while driving with the trailer and I'm happy with them (in fact, I recommend them!). Last weekend I hooked it up to go camping and decided to drive it on the truck scale to get axle weights. The rear axle was right at 4000 lbs, or 50lbs over the GRAWR. I didn't have much in the bed of the truck (however, it has a fiberglass cap), no kids in the cab (100lbs each x2), I actually think it was a lighter load than normal... and I'm over the weight rating. I learned that the "Max trailering package" offers a towing mirror & larger rear-end. Along with it is a 4300lb axle rating, but I don't have that on this truck. With the new body style 2019's, Chevrolet has dropped the axle rating to 3800lbs from 3950. So I'm not sure if I want to rush to find an "old style" (2014-2018) truck with the Max trailering package before they're all gone... or am I really staring down a 3/4 ton pickup to tow my 6000lb travel trailer? Or am I reading the GRAWR wrong? Thanks.
  6. So I plugged in my travel trailer today and no left turn signal. Checked the bulb, all good. Didn't think it was my truck BUT, I was wrong. Test light and nothing......wait, I can see it blinking but almost non-existent. I chased all of the connectors down, cleaned them and put them back on. Same thing. Help & thanks. Clem
  7. Hello, Quick question that I couldn't find an answer for while searching... I am trying to add a Trailer Brake Controller to my 2014 Sierra SLT and when I popped the electrical box cover off I was surprised to find something already plugged in to the location for the controller. I do not have the integrated controller panel on the dash.... any clues to what this would be? Thanks, EZE
  8. The all new $999 option came about through a partnership with Echomaster and includes up to four additional cameras that can help a driver keep tabs on his load and trailer while hauling. The system works with and is completely integrated with the factory MyLink infotainment system. Two cameras, one under each rear view mirror and an optional fourth camera that can be wired up to a trailer. Later this summer, the package will include a camera located in the 3rd high-mounted brake light so customers can check on stored bed cargo or easily hookup a fifth-wheel hitch. Any of the four-camera views can be checked on at anytime by long-pressing the home button for more than 5-seconds. The factory backup camera still automatically turns on when the pickup is placed in reverse. The multi-camera system also joins a new factory installed fifth-wheel prep package for 2016 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD. The prep package will cost $350 and includes a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray and 7-pin wiring in the bed. An optional CURT fifth-wheel hitch is available through dealers. A 20,000lb hitch will cost $939 while a 25,000lb hitch will run $999.
  9. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 3/16/16 Chevrolet has announced an all new optional and retrofittable camera system for the 2014 through 2016 Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 that are equipped with factory trailer-towing mirrors. The all new $999 option came about through a partnership with Echomaster and includes up to four additional cameras that can help a driver keep tabs on his load and trailer while hauling. The system works with and is completely integrated with the factory MyLink infotainment system. Two cameras, one under each rear view mirror and an optional fourth camera that can be wired up to a trailer. Later this summer, the package will include a camera located in the 3rd high-mounted brake light so customers can check on stored bed cargo or easily hookup a fifth-wheel hitch. Any of the four-camera views can be checked on at anytime by long-pressing the home button for more than 5-seconds. The factory backup camera still automatically turns on when the pickup is placed in reverse. The multi-camera system also joins a new factory installed fifth-wheel prep package for 2016 Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD. The prep package will cost $350 and includes a frame-mounted hitch platform and tray and 7-pin wiring in the bed. An optional CURT fifth-wheel hitch is available through dealers. A 20,000lb hitch will cost $939 while a 25,000lb hitch will run $999.
  10. hey guys, im trying to help my dad who'se adding a trailer controller to his 04 GMC 1500 v6. Yeah v6, bleh, i know... but it tows my lightweight rx7's and track miata around fine so w/e. He just installed a trailer controller in his '12 Tahoe and the instructions had him add a 40amp fuse in the fuse box, but this one for the sierra instructions didnt have him do that. i havent tested it for power yet, but the trailer isnt working with it plugged in. when i get home im going to test the controller for power and go from there i suppose, was just hoping i could hear some more things to check as well. sorry, my name is Chris im 23 in pasadena, MD. not really big into trucks - i do have a '95 s10 4banger 5spd that hauls dirt bikes, mopeds, quads pretty well Im into rx7's and cars mostly and old motorcycles/dirt bikes. i'll upload a few pics of the toys. I'm certified in tig welding and fabricate a lot of my own parts and work on all my own stuff from cam jobs to head decking to engine swaps... etc. i dont like electrical though, but i guess who does? Anyway, hopefully i can get some suggestions for this trailer issue my dad is having. appreciate any/all feedback
  11. 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 CrewCab Z71 I don't have any power coming to RH turn signal post on my trailer plug. I did find that the running light fuse under the hood was blown and replaced it, which did give me running lights on the trailer. I followed the wiring from the plug up to just behind the main fuse panel under the hood. their is a connector there that upon check has the same wires (colors) as at the back plug. I have 2 wires that are hot, when the vehicle is running one of which is the running lights. I also have the left turn signal (yellow wire) working at this point. however the dark green wire does not have power at this connector. Has anyone (I'm sure someone has) had this same problem and do I need to get into the main fuse panel (kinda scary) to fix this? Any help will be appreciated. YooperTruck
  12. I bought a 2014 Silverado Crewcab with the L83 5.1L engine. the truck has a towing package. The Axle is 3.08. Looking through tons of specifications i cannot find anywhere that this truck with that rear end is recommended for pulling a fifth wheel. I found data for a conventional tow for trailers, but nothing about pulling a fifth wheel. I also found my Sticker in the doorway that calls for occupants and cargo not to exceed 1722lbs. However in other chevy documents the truck spec's say GVWR 12200lbs,Payload of 2007lbs. My question is, does anyone else pull a fif thwheel with this 3.08 gears and which data is correct.
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