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New GMC #13385934 12/29/19 08:27 AM
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My wife bought me a 2020 GMC Sierra SLT loaded for Christmas. it came with the multi pro tail gate found out the hard way you cant lower the step on the tail gate when there is a hitch installed I put a small dent in my tail gate on the 3day day I had it. just a little did bit for anyone looking at this. I love the truck but was a freaking dumb design for a truck. have a tail gate you cant use when you need it

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Watching the commercials I wondered how it would work with a hitch. Looks like a city boy designed the tailgate.


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Originally Posted by nombon
My wife bought me a 2020 GMC Sierra SLT loaded for Christmas. it came with the multi pro tail gate found out the hard way you cant lower the step on the tail gate when there is a hitch installed I put a small dent in my tail gate on the 3day day I had it. just a little did bit for anyone looking at this. I love the truck but was a freaking dumb design for a truck. have a tail gate you cant use when you need it

I thought this was common knowledge. It was talked about when they first started showing them on TV that you had to remove the hitch to use the tailgate. Gosh that was months ago.

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Re: New GMC [Re: nombon] #13388882 01/01/20 12:51 AM
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Yep, I bought a 2019 GMC SLT 6 months ago but was told in advance. I will never have an issue with it though because I always remove receiver and store after pulling boat. Also, I will rarely use the step...I have already found myself twice using bumper step.

Re: New GMC [Re: nombon] #13389440 01/01/20 03:35 PM
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I know it sucks to dent your truck like that but next time your at a stop light behind a truck, look at bumper and tailgate damage. Almost 50% of the trucks I see have damage somewhere. I have a new to me 2017 All Terrain and dinged mine 10 days in. I was pissed for sure but hey, its a truck.

Design was bad from the start.

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Re: New GMC [Re: nombon] #13390238 01/02/20 06:24 AM
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No I never heard this or was ever told. in ticked me off I had it just a few days sticker was 58k you think for that price this would not be an issue oh and thanks for making feel like an [censored] for not knowing this. my last truck was a 2005 XLT I drove it to death. 248k

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This is one of those things that you would think common sense would keep you from doing but it is kind of like the time that I uncoupled my utility trailer and went to back the ATV off with the tailgate down..


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Re: New GMC [Re: nombon] #13390768 01/02/20 08:00 PM
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several years ago what the lake were really low the ramp was really steep so I dropped my tailgate to be able to see the boat when I was backing up. the crank handle was in just the right position I still could not see the boat the trailer turned not only did I bend the crank handle I dented my tail gate. never thought a tail gate designed to be a step would be limited. just cant stop thinking what kind of dumb engineer can up for this. I know most truck today will never have anything but groceries in the back let along pull something But it a freaking trucks when did trucks stop being trucks. it suppose to be a multi function tail gate that doubles and a work station they say . just irritating other then that I love this thing. it rides better ben my wife BMW X5

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That stinks man...


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Re: New GMC [Re: nombon] #13391997 01/03/20 10:53 PM
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I drove several different NEW trucks and could have saved some money, but I just loved the looks and ride of the new GMC, so it cost me more money. After six months, I have no regrets. My son just purchased a 2020 GMC 4x4 and he really likes it so far. He pulls a double horse trailer with it Good luck with your new GMC....

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The irony of all this is they used to make fun of Fords step

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