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Old 03-23-2014, 06:57 PM   #11
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Im using the sleeve and it works fine. Just use the GM sleeve.The pin spacing is different on the after market ones , GM will line up nice.
lines up fine, but is still a lot sloppier than I want a hitch to be
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:03 PM   #12
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lines up fine, but is still a lot sloppier than I want a hitch to be
Something like this then.
2-1/2 Shank, 12 long x 4 max drop or 8 max rise : Equal-i-zer Hitch Store

Mines not on the sloppy side.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:07 PM   #13
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Something like this then.
2-1/2 Shank, 12 long x 4 max drop or 8 max rise : Equal-i-zer Hitch Store

Mines not on the sloppy side.
well of course that won't be sloppy, it doesn't need the sleeve. I posted a link to a similar product a few posts ago.

The reducer sleeve is even worse when towing a lighter empty trailer. Rattles terrible.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:10 PM   #14
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is this your first diesel truck?
It is.

I have much to learn.

Just got back from 2,000 mile trip (not with trailer this time). Ticks me off that you can't go to Pilot or whatever, and get fuel with the 'big boys'. They only take Fuelman and such cards. Other stations have ONE diesel pump, and I had to stand in line with all the county worker trucks at one spot!

But it better pull the house off the foundation...........
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the 2014 I stated I got last August is my first also. WOW, what a powerhouse of a tow vehicle.

You can't get fuel with the big boys? I haven't been to a truck stop yet to see
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the 2014 I stated I got last August is my first also. WOW, what a powerhouse of a tow vehicle.

You can't get fuel with the big boys? I haven't been to a truck stop yet to see
Well, I pulled into a Pilot Station in Alabama somewhere (long, dreary trip, I forget which one), and it was packed.......so I pulled around with the big trucks, around back......and one pump was open. I pulled up (I'm the ONLY four wheeler) and it was very different than normal pumps. It said "We accept Fuelman, Fleet, XYZ"........and that's it. No normal credit cards.

They also had a pump for DEF, though. Wouldn't that be nice? But no, only for the New American Cowboy (don't start me on my opinion of many of them...)
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i use the adapter in my ford, and it is a little worn on the top, but no slop, as once you have the weight dist bars hooked up the upward pressure of the bars keeps the head from moving or ratteling at all....if i was pulling over 10k i might think about going to a 2.5 shank....but at this point, im using a clamp on bike hitch and it only fits the 2 inch shank.....if it aint broke then i aint messing with it....lol

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It is.

I have much to learn.

Just got back from 2,000 mile trip (not with trailer this time). Ticks me off that you can't go to Pilot or whatever, and get fuel with the 'big boys'. They only take Fuelman and such cards. Other stations have ONE diesel pump, and I had to stand in line with all the county worker trucks at one spot!

But it better pull the house off the foundation...........
I've gotten fuel numerous times in the big rig area, even with the truck only. Some stations don't have diesel in the "car" area.

You can always go inside and pay. But I've never encountered one that wouldn't take cards, there are alot of o/o out there. This might be an isolated incident station.

When I was running a semi we only payed with bank cards or cash, and all my drivers , used my business cards or cash- no fuel man here, or needed.

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Get a Pro - Pride hitch. I think it's the best made
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I've gotten fuel numerous times in the big rig area, even with the truck only. Some stations don't have diesel in the "car" area.

You can always go inside and pay. But I've never encountered one that wouldn't take cards, there are alot of o/o out there. This might be an isolated incident station.

When I was running a semi we only payed with bank cards or cash, and all my drivers , used my business cards or cash- no fuel man here, or needed.

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Great. Good info! I need to figure all this out. Headed to Colorado Tuesday, South Carolina mid April, Kentucky mid May, and St. Louis end of May! Whew.
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