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Old 10-05-2017, 10:44 AM
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GM beats Ford for Common Sense Award LOL

From a 2018 overview of the new GM trucks...they listened and got it right! "...while the real key feature is a camera that can attach to the back of a trailer and wirelessly transmit its signal to the screen in the truck." No dang tether cable required to watch your load. Ford has no excuse for their approach now.
 
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Any mention of rear seat console vents in the overview?
 
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can they still get high centered on the def tank ?
 
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Moved to Ford vs. The Competition forum.
 
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Haha. Losers with their cameras. Learn how to drive so I don't have to take time away from my campfire to back YOUR giant travel trailer into a camp site.

I just test drove all 3. GM and Dodge did nothing to address my concerns. Ford has fixed all of my bitches.
-turn signal stalk is back to an old school style that has tactile feedback. The 2015 turn signal stalk was terrible.
-steering wheel is improved
-mirrors are improved
-steering is tighter and more direct, less slop around center
-Aluminum, so it won't turn into a pile of Dodges in a few winters.
-Truck has a more conservative boxy look

This is all that's left of my 2015 Dodge Powerwagon:
 
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This is one of the biggest problems with newer vehicles these days IMO. Concentrating on a bunch of useless or next to useless gadgets. Then overlook the fundamentals of the vehicle and cut corners to pay for said useless or next to useless crap.
 
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Originally Posted by willynilly View Post
can they still get high centered on the def tank ?
No. In an interview, the GM engineer said that the DEF tank has been moved up above the frame rails.

Also, rear cameras and sensors are in the toe kick in the rear corners of the bumper, not in the taillights. So a broken taillight will not cost $1200 to fix.
 
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This is one of the biggest problems with newer vehicles these days IMO. Concentrating on a bunch of useless or next to useless gadgets. Then overlook the fundamentals of the vehicle and cut corners to pay for said useless or next to useless crap.
All of these trucks will get a big trailer from Point A to Point B with little effort and in great comfort.

So the OEMs compete with little gadgets.
 
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