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I pulled a 20K gooseneck trailer today, a bit ahead of the recommended break in mileage but things must get done.

The L5P in this truck pulls noticeably better than my '18, which I am sure is due to the 10 speed. Really happy with that aspect of it. There is no dead pedal which is extremely irritating.

Pulled 60 miles at that weight my recorded mpg according to the dic was 7.5. Best non pulling was 15.5 so far. Hopefully those numbers increase.

Getting used to the interior, perhaps due to familiarity of the previous gen, but I kinda like some aspects of the old interior better. Sounds like first world problems but I think an LTZ should have a sunglass holder like the previous gen. It is comfortable and solid under load. It will be interesting when we get up around 30-35K and how it handles that weight, I will wait until it is more broke in before going that heavy I was supposed to wait until 500 miles to pull. I got about half that. This truck was a bed delete. So figuring out the camera situation will take some work. I would like a camera at the hitch (flatbed) and a camera for the gooseneck. Seems simple, but this truck doesn't have the multi camera option so, we will see what can be done.

So far, overall I am happy with it. The 10 speed is a seamless as everyone says it is.


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Nice!
Those are bad @ss trucks!


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Good luck with it. And yes I get the inside stuff. Its amazing that they add stuff like the front flip up bench, like its something new. They had that standerd in the trucks like 20 years ago, lol. Seats are less confterble also. Dont worry about the break in period, i didnt.


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“but I think an LTZ should have a...”

Chevy dumbed down the LTZ when they introduced High Country. Remember Bel Aire succeeded by Impala?


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What matters is what you think of your truck.
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Does the 2020 3500 have active cruse control? What is the bed height? and what is the height to the top of the tailgate?

I'm thinking it's time for a new GMC next year.


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corvettekent wrote:

Does the 2020 3500 have active cruse control? What is the bed height? and what is the height to the top of the tailgate?

I'm thinking it's time for a new GMC next year.


Its was bed delete. I have a flat bed on it. I don't know what the measurements are, but they look taller than previous years.

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