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2018 GMC Sierra 2500 Installation And Review Videos

     

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus Air Springs Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Connor: Connor here today, at etrailer.com. We're going to be taking a look at the Air Lift Ultimate Plus 5000 air helper springs, here for our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. So whether you're towing or hauling, these Air Lift airbags, here, are going to be an excellent addition to our truck. They're going to give us a peace of mind while we're driving out on the road. They're going to give us a lot more control. Overall, we're just going to feel much more comfortable towing or hauling heavy loads.So we're actually going to have quite a few different suspension enhancement options for our truck here. more


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10/23/2020 6:13:10 AM



Demco Hijacker Above-Bed Base Rail Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Demco Hijacker Above-Bed Base Rail Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Rob: Hey everybody Rob here @etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Demco Premier Series-Above Bed Fifth Wheel Rails and installation kit on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. Our Demco rails are going to work great for the Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel, but they're also going to work for B&W, Draw-Tite, CURT and many other 5th wheel manufacturers because they are going to have this spacing of a standard 5th wheel. So each one of our rails is going to be 43 inches long and the nice thing about these rails is, is whenever you're not towing you can pull the 5th wheel out and then you can see you have full access to your bed. Now keep in mind though our rails do stick up, so if you have something really long you need to slide in you will need to get over that initial hump of the rail. But our rails are only going to stick up about an inch and a half so we're really not losing that much space.As far as the installation goes, we are going to have to drill a few holes in the bed of our truck to have the bolts go down through. more


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4/2/2020 3:12:07 PM



Reese Quick-Install 5th Wheel Base Rails Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Reese Quick-Install 5th Wheel Base Rails Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Shane: Hi, I'm Shane with etrailer.com. Today, I'm going to walk you. how to install the Reese above-bed rail kit on your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500. Adding the above-bed rail kit is going to give you the option to choose from many different fifth wheel hitches.This rail kit is going to be a more permanent installation, which means that your rails are going to bolt to the inside of the bed and they're going to stay installed even when your hitch is removed. That being said, they're not going to stick up very far, only about an inch, so they're really not taking up a whole lot of space. So it's going to give us plenty of room if we're wanting to put plywood or drywall in.Each rail is going to have three different slots for the feet on the fifth wheel. more


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8/22/2019 5:22:53 PM



Bargman Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Bargman Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Hi, I'm Shane with etrailer.com. Today, I'm going to walk through how to install the Bargman Gooseneck Fifth Wheel 90 Degree Wiring Harness on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2,500.Adding wiring like this, in the bed of your truck, is going to allow you when you're hooked up your fifth wheel or gooseneck, to plug it in inside the bed. You're not going to have to take your cord, hang it over top of your tailgate, and plug it in down by your bumper.It's going to give you your seven pole connection, casing is a very durable plastic casing, so we're not going to have to worry about damage. We're going to have a spring loaded lid. On the underside of the lid, it's going to have a foam ring on it, and what it does, it seals right around here, to keep any dirt, debris, and moisture from getting onto our connections.It's going to plug directly into our factory seven pole plug on the back of our vehicle. And if you notice right here on the lid, this is going to tell us what each one of our pins or each one of our wires are doing inside of the wiring harness.This wiring harness is also going to come with an extension plate and where this goes, it actually would mount right behind the backside of the plug here, to give you that added space in case the 90 degree section of your wiring makes contact with the outside of the bed.Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's walk through the installation together. more


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8/21/2019 4:02:27 PM



Demco Hijacker Underbed Rail and Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Demco Hijacker Underbed Rail and Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Hi there CR owners. Today in our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 we're going to be installing DEMCO's under bed rail installation kit. We'll also be installing DEMCO's hijacker auto slide fifth wheel with this installation. And if you have a gooseneck trailer, the under bed rail kit. We'll also work with DEMCO's hijacker gooseneck hitches.This under bed rail kit is going to allow you to install a DEMCO fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch inside of your GMC Sierra. And with your new fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch installed, you can haul that toy hauler or fifth wheel trailer that you've been wanting to hall or you can go ahead and put it to work out at the job site.The rails will work with any DEMCO hijack fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. more


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4/30/2019 12:29:03 PM



Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Wiring Harness Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Hi there, GMC Sierra owners. Today on our 2018 GMC Sierra, we're going to be installing Draw-Tite's fifth wheel or gooseneck wiring harness. This wiring harness is going to put your seven-pole connector in a much more convenient location for your fifth wheel or gooseneck trailers. Often, your fifth wheel gooseneck trailer, the cable that comes with it isn't long enough to reach over the back of the bed of your truck to plug into your existing factory connector. And if it is long enough, it's usually just barely long enough and then you've got a cable rubbing up against the outside of your tailgate potentially scuffing up the paint.This keeps everything in your bed, doesn't put any stress on the length of your cable, and your factory seven-pole connector still functions along side with this one. The seven-way connector has a spring-loaded cover with rubber gasket on the inside to keep out any dirt, debris, and moisture, ensuring a long lasting connection.You will have to drill a hole to mount your seven-way connector. more


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4/30/2019 12:28:41 PM



Best 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 Brake Controller Options- Video

Best 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 Brake Controller Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best brake controllers available for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, 2500, and 3500. Now we've chose these brake controllers based on several different factors, mainly ease of use, and the experience that we have with them in the shop, and also what our customers say about 'em. Which ones they like, which ones they have problems with.Here we have our Curt Triflex here's the Tekonsha Prodigy P3, this is an extremely popular brake controller that we carry, the Redarc Tow Pro elite and for kind of a curveball we've got the Prodigy RF, this is the radio frequency model. That actually mounts to your trailer. Just need to have a working 7 pole on your truck, and a working 12 volt outlet and a handheld here. That's just like your brake controller would.Now all the brake controllers that we're gonna look at today are proportional controllers. more


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8/24/2018 2:59:19 PM



SMI Air Force One Braking System Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

SMI Air Force One Braking System Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 20018 GMC Sierra 2500, we're going to be taking a look at the SMI Air Force One supplemental braking system for motor homes with air brakes, part number SM9943. The Air Force One is going to be a proportional braking system and it's going to take the air pressure from your motor home's air brakes and apply it to the towed vehicle's brakes. So it's going to match up perfectly. Now if we just tap our brakes in our coach, it's going to slightly apply them to the car.now when I apply the brakes in my motor home, I do have an indicator that's mounted in the towed vehicle and then it will go out when I release the brakes. Now on the operating unit itself, we're going to have a vacuum port here on the end and it is labeled. Then on the side, we're going to have the exhaust port. more


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5/14/2018 4:12:41 PM



Best 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 5th Wheel Installation Kit Options- Video

Best 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 5th Wheel Installation Kit Options

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at best fifth wheel installations kits for your 2018 GMC Sierra 2500.These are going to be our three custom fifth wheel installation kits. Over here, we have the Reese. Here in the center, we have the BMW, and over here, we're going to have the Curt. Let's go over some of the differences. These two here on the outside are going to be above bed rail kits, and what that means is this rail right here is going to sit in the back of your truck, similar to this one that we have back here whereas the BMW is going to be a complete under bed system. The only thing that's going to stick out is the ball, which can be flipped around and give you total bed access.That being said, with our Reese and our Curt. more


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4/5/2018 4:29:36 PM



Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel Wiring Harness Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel Wiring Harness Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500, you're going to be taking a look at, and I'm going to show you how to install the Hopkins Endurance Fifth Wheel Gooseneck 90 degree wiring harness for 7-pole plug, part number 41157. This is what our 7-pole looks like when it's installed. This is going to allow you to maintain your 7-pole, your factory 7-pole plug on the bumper of the truck, while adding one to the bed of the truck. Now, this is going to be good for when you're pulling your fifth-wheel or gooseneck. You don't have to run your electrical wire over the top of your tailgate, and hook it into your bumper. It's going to stay nicely all inside of your bed.This plug's gonna have a nice spring loaded lid. more


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4/2/2018 4:09:18 PM



Curt Fifth Wheel Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Curt Fifth Wheel Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500, we're going to be taking a look at and I'm going to show you how to install the Curt custom fifth wheel installation kit for Chevy and GMC, part number C16411-204.This is what our rail kit looks like when it's installed. This is going to allow you to easily remove your fifth wheel base when it's not being used. Your rails are only going to take up from the top corrugation to the top of the rail, only sticks up about an inch. These rails are going to work with most industry standard fifth wheels. You can see they're going to have multiple mounting locations in each rail.One thing I really like about these rails, you can also pick up a goose neck adapter that will fit inside these mounting locations if you have a goose neck trailer that you may need to pull. You won't have to drill that large hole in the bed of your truck. more


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3/30/2018 5:07:30 PM



Bulldog Winch 500 Amp Shut-Off Switch Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Bulldog Winch 500 Amp Shut-Off Switch Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Bulldog Winch 500 Amp Shut-Off Switch with the metal housing, part number BDW20248.Here's what our cut off switch is gonna look like. Now I do want to mention that the bracket and all the cables are not included, it is just gonna be the switch. Our switch is gonna have a nice metal housing on it, so it's gonna be extra durable and the red handle is gonna make it extra easy to find even in low light situations.Now in our application we're using two, one for each battery on our truck. Now even though we're using ours in a flat tow set up to cut the batteries out these switches are idea for any heavy duty application where you need to cut the power off to whatever accessory you're sending it to such as a winch that's hooked up to your trailer or even a winch on your truck. Our switch is gonna work with a 12 or 24 volt system and it can handle up to 500 amps.Now that we've taken a look at our switches let's show you how to get them installed. To begin our installation the first thing you're gonna want to do is you're gonna want to take the negative cable off of both of your batteries. more


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12/1/2017 1:52:12 PM



Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit. Part number RM-152. Now to help us in our installation, we're going to be using the Roadmaster Six-Wire Trailer Connector for the vehicle end. Part number RM-910030-7 and the Roadmaster Bent Electrical Socket Bracket for that. Part number RM-910030-5. For our flat tow setup on our 2018 Newmar Dutch Star as well as our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500, we're going to go over all the parts that we used. more


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11/30/2017 3:43:06 PM



Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening, part number RM-4750.Here's what our Tow Defender looks like installed, it's gonna protect our Sierra from rocks, debris, and any other kind of road debris coming up while we're flat towing and going down the road. The nylon mesh is gonna allow air to flow through and keep it from bouncing up and down when we're driving down the road but also keep things from coming up and hitting our truck.Now it's gonna measure 40 inches long by 72 inches wide and it's gonna be held in place by these gas struts and support bars. The gas struts are gonna provide enough tension to keep our screen taut, but also allow enough for movement while we're going down the road. Now I do want to mention that in our application we do have a rear exiting exhaust so you don't want to idle the motor home too long with the Tow Defender in place because it can cause some warping and damage to the material.The construction of our Tow Defender, all the brackets are gonna be made out of steel with a black powder coat finish to prevent any kind of rust or corrosion on them. Now when we're not using our Tow Defender we can remove the pin and clip from each side, we can take the Tow Defender out of the bracket, and then simply roll it up to where we can store it on the back of our motor home. Then they do provide us with some straps that we can wrap around the Tow Defender and in a nice, neat package to where we can just leave it right here whenever we're ready to tow.Our Tow Defender's gonna work with all Blue Ox and Demco tow bars with the appropriate brackets as well as all Roadmaster motor home mounted tow bars. more


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11/29/2017 4:17:52 PM



Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit with Fixed Arms, part number RM-3180-2. So, here's what our base plate looks like once we have it installed. Now, it's going to give us a secure platform so we can flat tow our Sierra down the road behind our motor home. The arms here are not going to be removable. They are going to be fixed, and they're going to replace our factory tow hooks and connect directly to the frame.Now, because of the way they're designed, we're not going to have to have a crossbar going from each arm, which is going to cut down a lot on the looks, and it's really not going to distract on the front of our truck. And the black powder coat finish is going to hide it nicely and blend in with the front of our truck, as well as provide a nice rust resistance. more


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11/28/2017 1:47:12 PM



Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500- Video

Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar Installation - 2018 GMC Sierra 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 GMC Sierra 2500 we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Nighthawk all terrain non-binding tow bar with LED lights, part number RM-676.Here's what our Roadmaster Nighthawk tow bar looks like. Now, the first thing you're gonna notice that's gonna set it apart from other ones, is the integrated LED lights that are built into the arms. Now, this is not only gonna illuminate it, making it easier for us to see what we're doing if it is dark, but it's also gonna let people know that you are flat towing a vehicle, illuminating the area between your vehicle and the motor home.Now, it's still gonna serve the same purpose as all the other tow bars. It's gonna allow us to hook up our motor home and safely and securely pull our truck down the road.The tow bar is gonna slide directly into the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening on our motor home, so we're not gonna have to worry about having a ball mount or any other accessory to hook it up.Now, on the vehicle side, our tow bar is gonna work with the MX, MS, and EZ5 base plates, and it's gonna come with the necessary pins and clips to get everything attached. The telescoping arms are gonna make it a lot easier to hook up, giving us a large hookup radius so we don't have to be directly behind the motor home.If you've ever flat towed a vehicle before, you'll know that if you're not perfectly behind the motor home or on perfectly level ground, the tow bar can get into a bind, making it a lot harder to unhook. Well, our tow bar here has a non-binding design, so we just simply pull on this lever if it was in a bind, and release a lot of that tension, making it a lot easier to unhook.Now, the tar bar itself is an aluminum construction with a black powder coat finish that not only is gonna look nice, but it's gonna give us a long-lasting durability. more


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11/27/2017 1:09:20 PM



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