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Posted: 01/11/19 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like that retractable grab handle. It looks like the stole it directly off the old version Ford used.

Poor Howie, his choice of trucks keeps getting smaller. Maybe Ram can accommodate him if he can get past the big nerdy touchscreen. [emoticon]

* This post was edited 01/11/19 06:13pm by mich800 *

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Wow, If I had that grab handle and the step it would definitely beat the hey out of the five gallon bucket i now use.

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Posted: 01/12/19 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the top of the tire as a step, and the side of the bed as a grab handle.


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GM bumper step is ingenious, un obtrusive and handy. This convertibles Swiss army tailgate is a gimmick and only practical for light use. It must not be intended for everyone.
If you put heavy stuff on a tailgate, it's bad (too many pieces to be as rigid /sturdy)
If you remove your tailgate periodically, it's bad (heavy).
If you expect it to last a long time and actually work the truck, it's bad (too many moving parts).

But even though it's a gimmick, it's a neat one and it'll sell some trucks, and that's the point, right?
I see future Craigslist adds "Will trade GMC Swiss army tailgate for real tailgate.."


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Huntindog wrote:

bob213 wrote:

My neighbor is GM tech and says they will be coming to Chevy soon. I asked about retro-fitting an existing tailgate and he said in his opinion with the electronics involved the cost would be overwhelming.
What is electronic about it? I all looked mechanical to me.


According to him all the back up camera wiring, obstacle detection etc are in the tailgate. It's almost a game on this forum to have every statement challenged by some mechanical wizard. I'm just relaying what I was told.


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bob213 wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

bob213 wrote:

My neighbor is GM tech and says they will be coming to Chevy soon. I asked about retro-fitting an existing tailgate and he said in his opinion with the electronics involved the cost would be overwhelming.
What is electronic about it? I all looked mechanical to me.


According to him all the back up camera wiring, obstacle detection etc are in the tailgate. It's almost a game on this forum to have every statement challenged by some mechanical wizard. I'm just relaying what I was told.


Challenged? I thought it was a reasonable question. The tailgate itself appears to be a manually operated affair.

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Posted: 01/12/19 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The tailgate configures itself differently depending on the sequence in which you push the two buttons. That says electronic to me.


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drsteve wrote:

bob213 wrote:

Huntindog wrote:

bob213 wrote:

My neighbor is GM tech and says they will be coming to Chevy soon. I asked about retro-fitting an existing tailgate and he said in his opinion with the electronics involved the cost would be overwhelming.
What is electronic about it? I all looked mechanical to me.


According to him all the back up camera wiring, obstacle detection etc are in the tailgate. It's almost a game on this forum to have every statement challenged by some mechanical wizard. I'm just relaying what I was told.


Challenged? I thought it was a reasonable question. The tailgate itself appears to be a manually operated affair.


The "obstacle detection" sensors are mounted in the bumper and not the tailgate.


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So now we have a tailgate for the beer belly crowd!
And here GM was making fun of Fords man step!

What’s next lowering the truck to make it easier for the vertically challenged to get in?......oh wait, Ram took care of that!


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