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Posted: 06/23/19 06:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The most disturbing thing to me is GM's excuses for not covering it. The tires and lack of trailer brakes were totally irrelevant. The tongue weight was a little high for the weight of the trailer but well withing range but well within range of what would be expected at maximum tow capacity.

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Posted: 06/23/19 07:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems to me this is something that should go to his insurance, not against Chevy.

I am also willing to bet that there is much more to this story than what he put on Facebook.


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Trailer was less than half the rated tow capacity of the truck - trailer was weighed by the GM investigator. If the trailer was heavier, maybe even just 3/4 the tow capacity, I would jump all over the tongue weight, weight distribution, cargo in bed, etc.

If other people are having similar issues... then there might be, well, an issue.

I would like to get a more detailed photograph or description of the "bump".


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Groover wrote:

The most disturbing thing to me is GM's excuses for not covering it. The tires and lack of trailer brakes were totally irrelevant. The tongue weight was a little high for the weight of the trailer but well withing range but well within range of what would be expected at maximum tow capacity.


The most disturbing thing to me, well not disturbing but hilarious actually, is this entire thread. All over some idiots Facebook post, where no one has any idea what the facts are.

* This post was edited 06/23/19 07:33am by BillyBob Jim *

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This is what happens when you start making trucks cheap and lite weight! There is no reason that frame should’ve bent. Even if it was overloaded! If GM is making trucks that do this with no safety margin I can only imagine how they are building the rest of their vehicles!

Also this looks like the Raptor frame problems Ford was having. Although those people were driving the truck hard which is what it was designed to do. I highly doubt this guy was doing 50mph with a trailer down a washboard road. But with that said I have seen some crazy complaints come into the dealership!


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I don’t believe it has anything to do with the trailer and there is more to the story that the owner of the Colorado isn’t telling.

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x2 he forgot to tell us the whole story.

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Maybe fake news????? Chevman

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BillyBob Jim wrote:

Groover wrote:

The most disturbing thing to me is GM's excuses for not covering it. The tires and lack of trailer brakes were totally irrelevant. The tongue weight was a little high for the weight of the trailer but well withing range but well within range of what would be expected at maximum tow capacity.


The most disturbing thing to me, well not disturbing but hilarious actually, is this entire thread. All over some idiots Facebook post, where no one has any idea what the facts are.


Just like the countless accident reconstruction posts. But it is fun to speculate.

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I was driving down a dirt road in Canada going 20 mph which was about the limit I felt comfortable driving my Suburban. I looked in the mirror and could see a dust trail getting closer. About a mile after, a Chevette towing a boat, went flying by me doing 50mph. Lol Who knows what this guy was doing??


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