Waited to post
I got my new 08 crew cab long bed RED Silverado the day before Thanksgiving. It's humongous! It has many similarities in instrumentation to my 03 Suburban, but the wheelbase is noticibly longer. Parking was not a joyful experience for the first week or so, but I am adjusting nicely. (If you ever see me parallel parking it - hell will have frozen over.)
I still have "new vehicle-itis" so I park at the far end of parking lots, and whenever possible find a pull through space.... where I can drive out, not back out. In an uncrowded lot, I'll choose to have the back end hang into another space rather than having the nose stick out into traffic. At work I always back into a spot that's over the lawn to keep the front of the truck somewhat less prominent. Backing in a parking lot is hazardous - I cannot see that a small low car behind me is also backing up. A backup camera may be a good idea. I've figured out why so many people remove the tailgate and put in those nets - visibility! Mine doesn't have the towing mirrors - but they are on order. I hope they resolve some of those blind spot issues... though the standard mirrors still had pretty good visibility when I was towing the Airstream.
The limited towing I've done so far has been FANTASTIC. I'm looking forward to taking a weekender or two in Jan-Feb just for the towing practice.
Making a legal U-Turn is something I'll only do on a six lane or wider road.
I'm happy; and when I go to a rally and want to take including food for 30, 1000 feet of white hose and extension cords - I'll surely have the room. I may just have to get a scooter or ATV to fill up the bed!
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.