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post #1 of 586 (permalink) Old 10-15-2016, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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What do you HATE about your RL?

Don't get me wrong, we all absolutely love this truck - but it's not perfect! So what do you hate about your RL?


I'll go first..

I hate the fact that the hood doesn't have hydraulic struts. For a $50K vehicle, you'd think they wouldn't have cheaped out on that!
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Re: What do you HATE about your RL?

two things overly discussed already:
1. rear doors not opening wider. It's harder when putting a 3- and a 1-yr old into a carseat
2. no tailgate lock
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two things overly discussed already:
1. rear doors not opening wider. It's harder when putting a 3- and a 1-yr old into a carseat
2. no tailgate lock
Those are definitely at the top of everyone's list, but I'm wondering if there are some more subtle ones.

Another one for me is that you can't turn the car off and just listen to music. You have to turn it off, than turn it back on again
It goes Music -> Accessory -> Ignition -> OFF.
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Hate the fact that bed audio turns off at speed and not able to play at will ( 20Km/h limit..by observations )

I would be blasting it everywhere !
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Re: What do you HATE about your RL?

FYI...there's a workaround for listening to the in bed audio at speed on YouTube.....and watching YouTube on the 8" screen while moving
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Re: What do you HATE about your RL?

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Those are definitely at the top of everyone's list, but I'm wondering if there are some more subtle ones.

Another one for me is that you can't turn the car off and just listen to music. You have to turn it off, than turn it back on again
It goes Music -> Accessory -> Ignition -> OFF.
On the the 5 inch radio not a big deal since you hit the button off and then one more time for radio.

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two things overly discussed already:
1. rear doors not opening wider. It's harder when putting a 3- and a 1-yr old into a carseat
2. no tailgate lock
I have exactly the same kid situation you have and it's a non issue other than me being a zombie half the time. As far as tailgate lock goes their are aftermarket remedies available and more to come.

The one thing I hate is you cant customize the door with the 5 inch radio

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FYI...there's a workaround for listening to the in bed audio at speed on YouTube.....and watching YouTube on the 8" screen while moving
link please..
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Re: What do you HATE about your RL?

I hate that the bed doesn't have conventional rails that you can attach clamps to from underneath (or its own low-profile rail system like Toyota, Nissan etc.) for accessories like truck caps, tonneaus, racks etc.

I hate variable cylinder management (VCM).

I hate the doughnut spare tire, and the fact that you can't get a full size tire into the trunk.

I wish the bed weren't quite so shallow. Even one or two more inches of depth would be vastly preferred.

I wish the styling were more distinctive.
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Re: What do you HATE about your RL?

For me, the outdated 5 inch radio and the complexity of swapping it out in my RTL.
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