The answer, of course, is all of you. I know you people.
But do you know why you want this truck? This is a 2016 Chevy Silverado, and Chevy recently announced they have a built-in trailer camera system AND IT'S AWESOME for horse owners.
The 2016 Chevy Silverado (and the 2014-2015 models, if you get them retrofitted by the dealer) can be configured with the following cameras:
- Two side cameras mounted underneath each side mirror, meant to help you change lanes when hauling. When you turn your turn signal on, the appropriate side's mirror camera activates to show you vehicles in your blind spot.
- One camera that mounts to the back of your trailer and points down, to help you reverse without hitting things hiding behind you. It's powered by your trailer lights and communicates wirelessly to the truck.
- An optional fourth camera (and here's where it gets good) that mounts inside your trailer to let you see your horse while traveling. Yes, I know you can get that standalone and after market, but how cool is it to have a truck manufacturer that clearly gets why we, the horse owning public, buys trucks? For horses. They're listening.
|Not pictured: a button that says "SHOW ME MY HORSE!"|
(Fluffy side story: I couldn't check on Connor after our trailing incident last month until we got off the interstate, which ended up being almost an hour after the incident. It wasn't safe for me to check on him, so we just judged by the lack of scrambling that they were okay. When I finally jumped out of the truck and ran to the escape door and saw Connor standing there totally fine, I cried. If I had had a horse camera in the trailer, I wouldn't have gone through all that. Totally valuable.)
- They're working on a fifth camera that will be mounted in the center upper brake light, which will include lines to help with hitching a gooseneck trailer.
The Superduty Fords already have all of those cameras except the horse camera, which makes them cool, but not quite as cool as Chevy (at least on this count.). Chevy, apparently, gets me. (And I say this living walking distance from the Cummins worldwide headquarters. Get with the times, Dodge.)
This is a $999 option. Which, if you're buying a $60,000 truck already, what's another $999, am I right? I'm looking forward to seeing all the truck manufacturers copy Chevy on this one. We can only benefit.
So again, who wants this truck?