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Best 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Gooseneck Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best gooseneck hitches available for the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. Let's take a look through the three hitches that we've got picked out. We've got our CURT Double Lock. We've got the B&W Turnover Ball. We're also going to have the Draw-Tite Hide-a-Goose. Now all three of these hitches are underbed mount.



Best 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options available for the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Cab and Chassis. We have our CURT, part number C15800. In the middle we have our Draw-Tite, part number 41947. At the bottom here we have another CURT, part number C15400. Now while all of these are class 5s, they all have ups and downs to each one of them. Let's go ahead and take a look at some of their differences. Now one of the main differences between these three hitches starts here with the Draw-Tite.



BAKFlip G2 Hard Tonneau Cover Review - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD crew cab, we're going to be installing the BAK Bakflip G2 Hard Tonneau cover in a folding design, made out of aluminum, part number BAK26101. Our vehicle that we're going to be working with today is a 3/4 ton crew cab and it does have a short bed on it. This is how the tonneau cover will look in the folded up and secure position, so you can drive down the road if you need to put a larger item in the bed of your truck. When you're ready to fold it back down, you'll simply unscrew the knob here, slide this up, store the prop rod in its holder, go ahead and tighten down the plastic nut to secure that. Repeat the same process over on the passenger's side and then we'll be ready to fold down our tonneau cover back into position. With our cover to this position, we can go ahead and close the tailgate. Just like this sticker says here, you want to make sure that you close the tailgate first before closing the back section of the tonneau cover.



Bully Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock Installation - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab, we're going to be installing the Pilot Integrated OEM tailgate lock for 99-2007 GM full size pick up trucks. Part Number LH-003, before we begin our installation, let's go over the parts that will come with the kit. You'll get a new bezel, it has the hole in it for where the lock will come through. You'll get 2 keys for the lock, here's the locking mechanism. For securing the locking mechanism you have 2 options, you can use the standard Phillip's head screw or the security style screw. Once you tighten it down, you can't back the screw back out. Now that we've gone over our parts, let's go ahead and show you how to install it.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab, we're going to be doing a quick installation of the CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors, part number CM10880. Now this part number is for both the driver and the passenger's side. If you don't need a complete kit, these are also sold individually. For the passenger's side, that's part number CM10802 and for the driver's side it will be part number CM10801. Now to begin with, we've already gone ahead and installed the passenger's side mirror so you can see what it looks like. Now, we still have full function of our factory mirror because out here is our towing mirror, this is a manual mirror so you will need to move it by hand. Just simply slides over the top of your factory mirror.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Today with our 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, well be installing the universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers part number ETBC7. In conjunction with the ETBC7 kit, were also going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part number 90885, as well as the Tekonsha Plug-in Wiring Adapter for GM vehicles part number 3025-P.Im going to first begin by mounting the bracket that holds this 4-and 7-way plug. Were going to mount it here to the underside of the bumper. With our bracket held up into position, well go ahead and take a paint marker and mark the two holes that well need to drill out.With our two holes marked, were going to need to take a drill bit and drill out both of these two locations so that we can mount the bracket. Then add a couple screws to hold it in place.Next, were going to need to mount the plug to the bracket. Go ahead and slide the wires to the opening here, line up the holes in the bracket with the plug and were going to add the screws.



Husky Front Row Floor Liners Review - 2001 Chevy Silverado

Today on this 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we are going to demonstrate Husky floor liners. We will be using part number HL31301. A few quick notes about the Husky floor liners. It does have a nice diamond-plated finish to it, a little bit different than everyone else. Its made to fit the contour of the floor and plus has an edge around it to keep all the liquids from spilling out and going onto your carpet. On the back side it has all these nibs on here to help keep the liner in place. 0:28



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Series

Today on this 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Series we are going to be installing Curt hitch part number 13322. We are underneath the vehicle and we are looking at the passenger side frame rail. I am going to point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. You can see at the end of the frame rail we have got an existing bolt that we are going to need to remove and we are going to be using that weld nut in the frame as an attaching point for the trailer hitch. Just forward of that we have got an existing hole in the frame and we are going to be ping a carriage bolt and block into place there and using that as the forward most attaching point. That is going to be the same on both sides of the vehicle. 00:34



Pilot Automotive Nerf Bar Installation - 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500

Today, on this 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 series regular cab, we will be installing the Bully Nerf Bars part number NB-103. Just rearward of the front tire here, we have the forward body mounting bracket here. As you can see we have a bolt in there. We are going to be taking that bolt out, putting in new hardware. And that is going to provide our forward attaching point for our Nerf Bar. And you will notice that the bushing is coming out as well, with the bolt. And that is okay, but we are going to be putting this bushing back up into place when we get our brackets set up. If we go a little bit further back, just about even with the edge of the door, we have a second body mounting bracket, again with the same bolt. Again, we are going to remove this one as well and get the new bracket and hardware in place as well. 0:52





2001 Chevrolet Silverado Questions and Answers


  • How to Wire the 7-Way Charge Wire to Trailer Winch Battery and Protect the Vehicle Battery
  • For the best protection of your vehicles battery and wiring we recommend installing a 40 amp circuit breaker, # PK54540, inline on the charging wire going from your vehicle battery back to the trailer connector on your vehicle. If your vehicle has a factory 7-Way connector the charge line will be protected by a fuse in the power distribution box under the hood so adding a circuit breaker would not be needed. If you are concerned about drawing power from the vehicle battery when the vehicle...
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  • Wiring Pattern for a 7-Way RV Trailer Connector on a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado Without Factory Wiring
  • To install a 7-Way wiring connector at the rear of your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado without a factory 7-Way or a factory 4-Way connector, I recommend using the 7-Pole and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket and wiring harness, # HM40975-11998. You can the wire most of the circuits needed to the wiring harness that is located above the spare tire along the driver side frame rail. The wiring above the spare has a yellow wire for the left turn and brakes, dark green wire for the right turn and...
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  • Installing an Electric Trailer Brake Controller on a 2001 Chevy Silverado
  • On the 2001 Chevy Silverado, there should be a port, located in the electrical junction box on the driver side to the left of the brake pedal. Inside, you will need the port second from the left on the top row. You would use brake controller wiring harness # 3025-P. One end plugs into the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, # 90885, and the other end plugs into that port. There may also be some connections that will need to be made to make the brake controller and 7-Way trailer connector fully functional....
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  • Replacement Hitch Recommendation for a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • First I want to congratulate you on wearing out a trailer hitch. You must do some serious towing! To answer your question the Curt Hitch part # C15312 that you referenced is an OEM replacement hitch for your 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. You would be able to remove your factory hitch and install this in place of it. For a mount to secure your 7-way to the lower bumper of your truck you would also need the part # PK12711U.
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  • How to Determine Which Line is the Return Line for Installing Supplemental Transmission Cooler
  • In order to tell which transmission fluid line is the return line leaving the factory cooler of a vehicle like your 2001 Chevy Silverado you want to start with your vehicle cold. Start it up and put it in drive and brake torque it (apply brakes and rev the engine), for about 10 seconds or so, put vehicle back in park, and turn engine off. Now quickly go out and feel both transmission lines. The cooler of the two is the return line and the one to use for installing the # D13035.
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  • 2001 Chevy Silverado 3500 Tail Lights Not Working and Brake Signal on 7-Way Not Working
  • From what I have been able to find, the 2001 Chevy Silverado 3500 had what is called a 3-wire system. This means the turn signals are separate from the brake lights. If the lights you are using are designed for a 2 wire system then it they will not function properly. There are 2 possible options. First, you can get lights that do have separate turn signal functions. Second you can use a special converter on the truck wiring to take the separate signals and combine them to a 2-wire system...
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  • Brake Controller Fuse Location on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • We actually have a handy help article, linked for you, that shows where you will need to place the fuse to power a brake controller. If you are facing the front of the truck, the fuse will go in the spot closest to the power terminal in the back left corner. It should be a green 30 amp fuse. I have also included a picture.
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  • Which Taillight Converter for 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • This Hopkins Tail Light Converter Kit with 4-Way Flat Connector - LED Compatible, part # HM48895, is intended specifically for vehicles with LED taillights. This unit converts the tow vehicle 3-wire separate tail light system to the trailer 2-wire combined system. Since this unit is intended for use with LEDs, which draw much less power than incandescent type lights, it will not be compatible with vehicles that use incandescent bulbs in the lighting system. A converter module intended for...
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  • Is there a Tailgate Lock Available for the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and does it Replace the Trim
  • Yes, we have a tailgate lock for your 2001 Chevy Silverado. The Integrated OEM Tailgate Lock - 1999-2007 GM Full Size Pickups, item # LH-003, will work on your truck and replace the handle trim while adding a lock on your pickup tailgate.
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  • Which Hitch Ball can be Used with the Rapid Hitch Alumistinger Ball Mount
  • The Alumistinger Ball Mount, # AM3503, will accept a hitch ball with a 1 inch diameter shank that is at least 2 inches long. I added a link to all of the hitch balls we carry with a 1 inch diameter shank for you to review. You will also need to select a ball that is the correct size for your trailer coupler. I would recommend going with the Convert-A-Ball 10,000 lb Interchangeable Ball Set, # 902B, which is stainless steel for longevity and includes all three ball sizes.
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  • Activating Power to a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • You are correct, there are some connections that will need to be made under the hood of your 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500 in order to make the brake controller and possibly the 7-Way trailer connector fully functional. We actually have a detailed FAQ article covering the connections that need to be made. I have included a link to the article for you to view. You will want to look at Step 2 - Under the Hood. Basically, you will remove the top cover of the power distribution box, the closest...
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  • Typical Horsepower Gains for a Magnaflow Catback System on a 2001 Silverado 5.3 L
  • Typically, when you go to a less-restrictive cat-back exhaust system you gain anywhere from 10-20 horsepower. But every vehicle will respond differently. The gain in power will be the greatest in the higher RPMs.
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  • How to Which Transmission Cooler Line is the Return Line on a 2001 Chevy Silverado
  • You will want to run the return line from your factory cooler to the Derale Transmission Cooler # D13504. Here is an easy way to figure if the top or the bottom line is the return line. The method for determining which line is the return line is to: 1. Start engine while engine is cold 2. Put your transmission into Drive for no more than 10 seconds 3. Stop engine, remove keys 4. Identify oil return line by feeling both lines, the cooler of the two is the return line and the line...
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  • Brake Controller Installation on a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado With Factory Tow Package
  • To get a 7-Way connector at the rear of your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado you will need to use the Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector Socket w/ Wiring Harness, part # PK11898, if you have a bundle of wires above the spare tire. I would recommend to use a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, and test the wires for function. This is how the wires should normally attach by color. The Red wire on the harness will attach to the yellow wire above the spare and is for the...
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  • Dimensions of Curt Hitches C14006 and this C15323 for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • I went and grabbed both hitches that you referenced to get the dimensions you asked about. If you check out all the attached pictures you will see the dimensions you are looking for the Curt # C14006 and # C15323.
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  • Location of Brake Controller Fuse on a 2001 Chevy Silverado
  • Under the hood of your 2001 Chevy Silverado, remove the cover on the power distribution box. If standing in front of the truck facing the motor, the brake controller fuse will be that last large one in the back left corner, see picture. But the brake controller fuse does not have anything to do with the trailer lights though. You will need to check the other tow package fuses, using the owners manual to locate them, to see if any of them are blown. There is likely an issue with the...
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  • Carrying a Canoe on Roof of 2001 Chevy Silverado Extended Cab
  • In addition to the feet and crossbar provided by the # RRRLKVAH and # RRVA137B, you will also need the vehicle-specific 1/2 clamp kit used to attach the crossbars to the truck, part # DK227H. You would also need the Rhino Rack T-Load Hitch Mounted Load Assist you mentioned, part # RTL002. The T-Load includes a strap to secure your canoe to the rear crossbar, but I would also recommend using a foam block system like the SportRack # SR5529. This universal foam block canoe carrier includes...
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  • Can Nylon Bushings for Trailer Suspension be Used with Wet Bolts
  • You can use wet bolts with nylon bushings or bronze bushings. It does not matter which material the bushings are. Also nylon and bronze bushings have about the same longevity.
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  • Accessories for Flat Towing 2001 Chevy Silverado 2WD with Manual Transmission
  • To flat tow a vehicle, you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution so that the towed vehicle has taillights that respond with those of the motorhome and a supplemental braking system. There are several different Roadmaster base plate kits that might be compatible with your truck. To determine which is the correct one for your truck, you will need to locate the three threaded holes on the side of the front frame member. Use a ruler to transfer the location...
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  • How to Correctly Measure for Trailer Steps
  • In order to find the correct fit, you are going to have to do a little measuring. You will want to start by measuring the width of your stair assembly, followed by the height from stair to stair. After that, you will want to measure from the center of the step assembly at the crossbar to the diagonal line at edge of the bottom stair. For example, the Lippert Manual Pull-Out Step, # LC432687, has three steps and measures seven inches at the bottom two steps, has a stair assembly width...
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  • Recommendation for Wiring Harness for a Slide-In Camper on 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
  • If your slide-in camper on your 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD has a 7-Way connector you can use the Pollak 7-Way T-Connector, part # PK11893-11932. This wiring harness will install inline with your existing 7-Way wiring harness and allow you to use the 7-Way connector at the rear of the truck as well as the new 7-Way connector installed in the bed for fifth-wheels and campers. I would also be cautious if using both 7-Way connectors at the same time. Using the lights on the camper...
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  • HP Gains From Edge EVO HT2 Tuner EP26040 on 2001 Chevy Silverado With 8.1L Engine
  • According to Edge, you can realize up to 32.6 more horsepower and 37.6 additional foot lbs of torque with the EVO H2 Tuner, part # EP26040. If your truck's registered in California, you'd use # EP86040, which is the CARB compliant model. I have linked you to the installation guide/owners manual as well as to a product demonstration video that you might find helpful.
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  • Hopkins Plug in Simple Brake Controller Wiring Harness Installation on a 2001 Chevy Silverado Z71
  • Installation of the Hopkins Plug-in Simple Brake Wiring Adapter - GM, item # HM47795, requires that the red wire, that is left loose to accommodate different year model Chevrolet wiring, be inserted in one of two positions. Your truck will require that the red wire be installed in slot A on the connector, which is the correct position for 1999-2002 Chevrolet vehicles. Slot A is the top right position with the connectors blue locking tab up and the side the wires go into is facing you. For...
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  • Mounting Slot Spacing for Replacement Rails Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch - Older Models DM6014
  • Replacement Rails for Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch - Older Models Item # DM6014 has slots to mount a 5th wheel hitch spaced at 10 inches, 20-1/2, and 29 inches apart on center left to right and approximately 22 inches apart on center front to back.
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  • What K Source Towing Mirrors Will Fit a 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • K Source does list the Custom Towing Mirrors, # KS80800, as a fit for your 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500HD. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of these mirrors. If the mirror in the video looks like your mirrors, then the K Source mirrors will fit. I have also included a link to all of the towing mirror options for your truck.
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  • Parts Available for Converting a Gooseneck Trailer for a Fifth Wheel Hitch
  • We do have a couple adapters that will take your gooseneck trailer to a fifth wheel king pin. It is part # 2085205. The tube is 4 inches outer diameter round so if you have an adjustable gooseneck, this part will slip right in. If you have a square tube gooseneck, you could use part # KP84HB. This tube is 4 inches square.
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  • Tire Chain Storage Tips for Cleaning and Corrosion Resistance
  • You will definitely want to clean your tire chains to get rid of any salt that may cause them to corrode over the off-season. Rinsing them off really good with a hose should do the trick. Spraying them down with a spray lubricant like WD-40 would be what I would recommend. Just a light coating though, you don't need to have them totally drenched. I am glad the chains you bought from us helped you out this winter!
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  • What is the Red Button on the Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller For
  • The red button on the top of the Hopkins Agility Trailer Brake Controller # HM47294 is the manual override lever. When you slide this lever your trailer brakes should activate. If it seems like your brake controller is not activating like it should you might go over the install and setup process. What does the display show when you are pressing the brakes? I attached an FAQ article on troubleshooting brake controllers for you to check out as well.
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  • How Would a Derale Transmission Cooler # D13504 Install onto a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The optimum mounting location for a Derale Transmission Coolers, part # D13504, on your 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 5.3 liter engine would be in front of your radiator and AC condenser as you would get the most airflow to the cooler there. I attached an FAQ article on transmission coolers for you that you should find informative also. When you mount the # D13504 you will use the included Insta-dapt radiator adapters that will get passed through the fins of the # D13504 and then...
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  • Availability of Replacement Control Module for Titan Brake Rite SD
  • We do have a replacement controller box for a Brake Rite SD. It is Replacement Remote Mounted SD Control Module for BrakeRite II, part # T4834200. I have included a picture of the control module for your reference and a link to helpful article on brake controllers.
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