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Old 10-08-2015, 12:10 PM   #21
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I would advise looking into the Andersen aluminum hitch. At 32 pounds and huge towing capacities I have been very happy with this hitch. I have a 8 foot box, but the hitch does move the pin back at least 5 inches which might help shorter trucks. There is little if any chucking and the hitch feels great when towing. When you are done towing, just remove and hang on the wall next to the truck which takes all of about 3 minutes. This is a great hitch with no binding from side to side and there is no down side as far as I can tell after one season of towing with it.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:31 PM   #22
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Wow, thank you all for your input! That is a lot of information that really helps. I see that I will need a set of scales right away to see what it actually really is doing. I have never trusted the information you see advertised and most time the trailer sticker for dry weight is totally wrong. But is does tell me to do a little more research before I make the final decision. I really do like these forums, you get input from all kinds of different setups. Keep up the get info, Happy Camping!

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Old 10-08-2015, 10:52 PM   #23
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I've been advised to consider adding leaves to my springs instead of air lifters, on the premise that springs are much less likely to fail and leave you up the creek.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:34 AM   #24
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My buddy is running something similar to you with the shorbed. Be cautious of when you jacknife the thing, he broke out the rear window in the TV. Bummer!

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