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GMC Offers New Technologies for Sierra to Aid Towing and Reversing

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A new gooseneck hitch and trailering cameras will now be offered for GMC Sierra pickups

The optional Trailer Camera System will make towing easier with the help of three new rear cameras
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GMC has announced it will be offering new advanced trailering equipment for the Sierra 1500 and HD models that will make it easier on drivers hauling large loads.

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One of the new advanced technologies being offered is a trailering camera system, which uses three small cameras in order to provide the driver with a better view of what’s happening behind the truck when reversing. If the optional blind-spot-assist towing package system is selected, two cameras will be mounted to the side of the vehicle and one on the rear of the trailer, while in the cabin the driver can choose which camera they want displayed on the IntelliLink screen. This trailering camera system will be available on select 2014-16 Sierra 1500 and HD models. Furthermore, this new camera technology was developed by Echomaster and has a price tag $999, but that’s not including installation costs.

The other new trailering equipment being offered for the Sierra HD is the new gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailering package. This package will be a $350 option and it adds a frame-mounted hitch platform, as well as a tray that accommodates a goose neck hitch or fifth-wheel hitch mounting brackets. In addition, a unique gooseneck completion kit will also be offered by GMC dealers that adds a 2-5/16-inch ball hitch and two chain tie-downs. This kit has been priced at $315.

“GMC’s reputation was forged on the ability to perform heavy work with a premium touch, and these new options do more to make that work comfortable and confident,” said Sierra Marketing Manager Stuart Pierce. “With a 112-year legacy of professional-grade trucks behind them, the entire Sierra lineup handles the toughest tasks with the utmost ease.”

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