Video from General Motors and Synaptic Digital: GMC Hosts Trailering Academy Featuring the 2014 Sierra

James Bell, GM's Head of Consumer Affairs Learns Some Smooth Maneuvers And Shares Important Tips and Tricks for Safe Summer Towing

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Camarillo, CA, June 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RV'ing is a great way to see the country, but it's not easy and preparation and practice make for a safe and exciting adventure. In a fun, fast-paced, four-part video series James Bell, GM's Head of Consumer Affairs shares some important information you need to know before you hitch your wagon.

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In the first video James attends a GMC Trailering academy and learns how easy it is to maneuver a large Airstream trailer when towing with the all new 2014 GMC Sierra. Lead Trailering Engineer for GMC, Robert Krouse, puts James through his paces on a challenging course laid out on the tarmac of Camarillo Airport near Los Angeles. 

James' first task was to execute full throttle acceleration. Then perform a double lane change, veering right one full lane and then immediately returning to the left followed immediately by a panic brake application to full stop. Those who have tried this with the wrong tow vehicle, perhaps to avoid an object in the road, will recall the sway and the feeling of an impending loss of control. However, thanks to the 2014 Sierra's anti-sway control, the refinement of its integrated trailer brakes and of course James' stellar driving skills, the maneuvers are performed without mishap or breaking a sweat. 

The next hair raising anti-sway demonstration was a constant radius turn while maintaining a steady speed of 20mph. While this could be unnerving, even dangerous with a tow vehicle that does not meet specifications, according to James, performing this maneuver with the 2014 Sierra was "smooth as glass!" 

Check out the entire video for all the action and hear what James and Robert have to say about the full towing capabilities of this amazing full-size pick-up truck. Plus check back soon for the next installment in the series when James will give us a sneak peek inside a decadent Airstream-To-Go trailer and tell us all about Glamping.

Stay Tuned for Upcoming videos

Glamping - Coming June 19
Glamping - short for glamorous camping - rethinks the outdoor experience and takes it from tents and tin cups to luxury trucks and travel trailers. 

Brakes and Sway - Coming June 26
With the wrong tow vehicle and an inexperience RV'er, "sway" and braking can be challenging. In this video James will address some of the Sierra features that make towing a breeze.

On The Road Again - Coming July 3
Towing with the right vehicle can make or break your next RV excursion. Learn why the GMC Sierra is ideal for towing something like an Airstream