Last May after I inquired on here about what kind of truck I should get to pull a 26 ft Enclosed trailer, the consensus was a 3/4 ton diesel. I did my research and decided on a new GMC Sierra 2500HD with a Duramax diesel I went down to my local GMC dealer and placed the order on May 16.
The salesman told me it would be 6-8 weeks.
Yesterday, 7 months later, my new Sierra was delivered to the dealership. This has been the most unusual vehicle purchase I have ever experienced, but the results fall mainly in the positive column.
The dealership honored the original price even though my truck now comes standard with options I would have had to pay extra for last year. I also got a completely redesigned and improved Duramax with a hefty boost in torque and horsepower over the 2016 engine. I was also able to add on
some late available options that I wouldn't have been able to get (or retrofit) had the production not been delayed. Two of those options are ideal for pulling race cars in enclosed trailers. The first is an accessory camera package that integrates cameras in each side mirror, a camera that mounts
to the back of the trailer and a camera that mount inside the trailer. The camera images can be displayed either on the Nav screen or a smaller screen integrated between the tach and speedo in a multi screen display. The side mirror cameras are activated by the turn signal. The two remote
cameras are WiFi. The second option is an auxiliary TPM that integrates trailer tire pressure and temps into the existing TPM display, no more aftermarket displays to mess with.
Anyway, the journey is nearly complete. The salesman sent me some pictures of the truck and I noticed it came with Goodyear Wrangler HT tires which are not the best. I'm having them swapped for a set of Michelin Defender LTXs. Once that's done, I'll take delivery.
This will be my first 3/4 ton and first diesel so should be interesting.
Here are some pictures: