2022 HighCountry finally arrived..there is hope!

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Quick sudo introduction/back story. We had originally owned a 2015ltz and sold it back in October (2021) to buy what my wife considered (at the time lol) her favorite vehicle a 2021 Jeep Rubicon. Well....after having it for a few months we quickly figured it out it's not the best family vehicle. We have two toddlers in the house and they were literally on top of each others laps. That combined with the reduced cargo space didn't make it family friendly. The safety features are also very subpar. Now...we knew it wasn't going to be Tahoe spacious, but thought we would adjust..wrong. We were lucky to sell it after putting 2k miles and only lost $100 lol. We just considered it a very cheap rental for a few months!

The search was on to find another Tahoe (which has now secured the place as her favorite vehicle again lol). Like many of you have found out most of the "in transits" where spoken for and we couldn't really special order because time wasn't really on our side. There were a few Z71s on the lots, but they were 5k-10k over MSRP. I already own a 2019 Trail Boss so there wasn't really a need to have another vehicle equipped as a Z71. The truck will do all of the towing/any off road adventures. After calling around for hours we finally found a dealer about 2 hours away that had this HighCountry that wasn't secured and was being sold at MSRP. We dropped a deposit (which they didn't even run on the CC btw) and then the wait was on. Because of the forums I learned of the JCT Pals Portal and started monitoring for change of status. It was held up at the Naval base of which is set for 2-3 weeks. On a side note if you have an Android phone, and a have a little "geek" in you. You can download an app call "Web Alert" and setup monitoring on your phone to watch for their search window to change. As an example I had it watching the "pending" word to change every 30 mins. I actually found out before the dealer when it left the lot lol. It was almost a month between the time we put down the deposit and it arrived at the dealer. I'm sure the holidays contributed to this....I jokingly asked the dealer if they would throw in all weather matts because of the how long it was taking and they did!

Recap:
-Tahoe is the ultimate family vehicle (sure you already know that haha)
-If you were like me refreshing that Pals side multiple times a day....just automate that!
-Don't be afraid to ask the dealer to throw in extras for free!

What's next:
-In our 2015ltz I had a 12' Memphis sub in a ported box...I want to add a sub back to this. I don't see many folks that have done this yet.....
-We are getting the front side windows tinted this week to match the back half

Here are a few pics to the ride

Wife had to put together a collage lol.
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Garage shot lol

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We almost went that same route for a hot minute. Wife had a 2018 Tahoe really liked the Jeep’s but once we drove the 2021 Tahoe she was sold. Love our premier, just wish had the iridescent white instead of summit but got every other option she wanted...
 

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If I worked for Chevrolet, I would want to be in charge of wheel design. They are lacking bad in that department for 2022.
 
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We almost went that same route for a hot minute. Wife had a 2018 Tahoe really liked the Jeep’s but once we drove the 2021 Tahoe she was sold. Love our premier, just wish had the iridescent white instead of summit but got every other option she wanted...
We had the pearl white on our 2015ltz...only down fall is we needed to replace the front right fender after the wife got in a fight with an ATM pole..in her defense they were doing construction at the bank and had temporarily moved the ATM....anyways matching that pearl was impossible and we ended up having to paint every panel around it. A trained eye could still see the difference if you looked down the side of it.
 
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How do you watch your vehicle? I there another way to track besides messaging Chevy customer care?
I just use the Chevy customer care chat, I’ve used the Pals app, and now that it’s on the train I have had my dealer send me a screen shot of the vin view system that they have access to the last two weeks. It shows the exact location of you vehicle. Mine is supposed to get to the rail yard on 1/21. My dealer is able to go pick up when it up when it gets there which they will do if they don’t immediately transport it out. They don’t allow that all of the places that they end up after the rail transport. Luckily mine is going to a place that they can do that. Time will tell whether it actually works out easily.
 

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Quick sudo introduction/back story. We had originally owned a 2015ltz and sold it back in October (2021) to buy what my wife considered (at the time lol) her favorite vehicle a 2021 Jeep Rubicon. Well....after having it for a few months we quickly figured it out it's not the best family vehicle. We have two toddlers in the house and they were literally on top of each others laps. That combined with the reduced cargo space didn't make it family friendly. The safety features are also very subpar. Now...we knew it wasn't going to be Tahoe spacious, but thought we would adjust..wrong. We were lucky to sell it after putting 2k miles and only lost $100 lol. We just considered it a very cheap rental for a few months!

The search was on to find another Tahoe (which has now secured the place as her favorite vehicle again lol). Like many of you have found out most of the "in transits" where spoken for and we couldn't really special order because time wasn't really on our side. There were a few Z71s on the lots, but they were 5k-10k over MSRP. I already own a 2019 Trail Boss so there wasn't really a need to have another vehicle equipped as a Z71. The truck will do all of the towing/any off road adventures. After calling around for hours we finally found a dealer about 2 hours away that had this HighCountry that wasn't secured and was being sold at MSRP. We dropped a deposit (which they didn't even run on the CC btw) and then the wait was on. Because of the forums I learned of the JCT Pals Portal and started monitoring for change of status. It was held up at the Naval base of which is set for 2-3 weeks. On a side note if you have an Android phone, and a have a little "geek" in you. You can download an app call "Web Alert" and setup monitoring on your phone to watch for their search window to change. As an example I had it watching the "pending" word to change every 30 mins. I actually found out before the dealer when it left the lot lol. It was almost a month between the time we put down the deposit and it arrived at the dealer. I'm sure the holidays contributed to this....I jokingly asked the dealer if they would throw in all weather matts because of the how long it was taking and they did!

Recap:
-Tahoe is the ultimate family vehicle (sure you already know that haha)
-If you were like me refreshing that Pals side multiple times a day....just automate that!
-Don't be afraid to ask the dealer to throw in extras for free!

What's next:
-In our 2015ltz I had a 12' Memphis sub in a ported box...I want to add a sub back to this. I don't see many folks that have done this yet.....
-We are getting the front side windows tinted this week to match the back half

Here are a few pics to the ride

Wife had to put together a collage lol.
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Garage shot lol

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Congrats! How long did it take from the date it was delivered to rail shuttle to arrive to the dealer? I have one with a 1/12 date. Thanks
 

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