Check Out the Updates Coming to Medium-Duty Silverado Trucks

Check Out the Updates Coming to Medium-Duty Silverado Trucks | Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck Blog | Rockland, ME

The medium-duty commercial trucks from Chevrolet were already versatile and powerful. And with new updates to the 2021 Silverado 4500 HD, 5500 HD, and 6500 HD chassis cab trucks, the most capable trucks on the road have just become even better.

Some of the things that made these medium-duty trucks impressive were their 50-degree maneuverability, the ease of maintenance thanks to their forward-tilting engines, and connectivity features like Apple CarPlay® and Wi-Fi® to make your truck into a mobile office.

The newest features for next year’s trucks include things like a new maximum gross combined weight for better hauling capacities. It will be up 23 percent from the 2020 model, jumping from 23,500 pounds to a massive 37,000 pounds. The mechanical locking rear axle will also provide better handling on loose and slippery worksite surfaces.

Extended mirror arms will help with visibility, making maneuvering of long or wide upfitted trucks easier. The new Silverados also boast upfitting updates. The shortest wheelbase models now have longer axle-to-end-of-frame options, which allow for more upfit possibilities.

The engine has some new features. An auxiliary switch bank is available for six more upfit switches. And its power take-off capabilities are accessible from the right and the left side, adding ease and convenience.

Want the latest information on the Silverado lineup? Contact us at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck.

Maine’s Most Scenic Drives

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While tourists flock to bigger, crowded cities this time of the year, Maine residents and visitors looking for rocky coastlines, towering pines, and quaint communities can find plenty of destinations on these beautiful Maine drives.

State Route 11: Fish River Scenic Byway

Catch a glimpse of an eagle or a moose on this spectacular, hilly Maine byway. The 38-mile drive between Portage and Fort Kent offers outstanding views of meadows, Mount Katahdin, and Eagle Lake. Load up the car with picnic materials and stop for a family lunch at one of the many wilderness camps surrounding the area’s lakes.

Route 113: Pequawket Trail Scenic Byway

This magnificent section of Route 113 from Baldwin to Gilhead runs along the Saco River, taking its travelers through thousands of years of history in just 60 miles. The presence of the Sokokis Indians lives on through the work done by the artisans, craftsmen, and sustainable farmers there today. Stop for a hike through picturesque White Mountain National Forest.

Schoodic National Scenic Byway

The quintessential Maine can be found on the Schoodic. Pass through the only mainland section of Acadia National Park and head towards gorgeous Schoodic Point. Look to the cold, rugged North Atlantic waters to witness the Maine lobster boats at dock or the wooden piers jutting into the sea. Cadillac Mountain and rolling hills full of wild blueberries provide the perfect backdrop.

If you’re looking for a new vehicle to take on Maine’s most scenic drives, visit us at Fuller Chevrolet. We have a great selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Stop by Christmas By the Sea this Year

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If you happen to be in the Camden, Maine, area this holiday season, come to the Christmas By the Sea holiday festival. This unique tradition combines classic holiday events with a local seaside twist. Great for people of all ages, the festival has been around for more than 20 years. We at Fuller Chevrolet GMC Truck can’t wait for the festivities.

According to Rockland and Maine, the festival will begin with a Christmas Parade that extends from downtown Camden all the way to Harbor Park. The final destination of the route is the Community Tree for the lighting ceremony. What makes this celebration unique is that Santa and his helper arrive on a lobster boat, not a sleigh, a Maine twist to more traditional celebrations.

“Most people would agree that Christmas is one of the best times of year,” reads the Rockland and Maine Vacation website. “For Rockland locals and tourists alike, this is even more accurate. Just a short distance away, Camden, Maine is known for its “Christmas by the Sea” festival that is a loved event by people of all ages.”

Local stores have holiday crafts and annual sales, while a number of restaurants are also offering special dishes in celebration of the Christmas By the Sea event. This is one festival you won’t want to miss.