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Old 03-23-2014, 09:28 PM   #21
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Get a Pro - Pride hitch. I think it's the best made
Good Grief.

First time I ever heard of this. Googled it.

Is there no END to the millions of dollars a man has to spend to "just get away"??? WOW. This thing is expensive.

Why is it so expensive? What makes it worth that much????
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #22
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its a 3 point anti sway hookup. Great for long trailers on half ton trucks.

No, there is no end to the $$$$. Camping is just like any other addiction.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:12 AM   #23
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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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Im pulling 8500 lbs no problem with the gm spacer.
I was concerned at first so I called chevy and equalizer hitch co.. Both told me it would be fine and to try it.
I do like the idea of the 2 1/2 shank over the 2". But the gm spacer works fine.

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Old 03-24-2014, 10:42 PM   #24
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I second that, get a propride! Enjoy the duramax also. Love mine.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:14 PM   #25
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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 have come across these many times, just go inside and pay. You will also find in truck lanes that you will see a smaller pump with no pay access directly across from the larger pump with the pay access. These pumps work in tandem with each other, you just use the o be for the side you need. If you need the off side (little pump) You pay for the big pump, take the pump off and lay it on the ground, walk over to the other side and use it. When done put both away. I was very confused by this at first. Also watch out as truck nozzles are bigger and I actually got one stuck in my f250. Of course this was at an extremely packed truck stop. Some wrestling got it out. These bigger nozzles pump faster so watch them very carefully.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:27 AM   #26
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But it better pull the house off the foundation...........
Umm, with 765 ft-lbs of torque you'd best be able to take the foundation too!
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Umm, with 765 ft-lbs of torque you'd best be able to take the foundation too!

That's it?? Really?? Weak!
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:17 AM   #28
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That's it?? Really?? Weak!
Seriously. The new Cummins powered Rams are advertised at 800.

But seriously, my truck has 505 and pills my 11,415 dry camper quite well. I'd love to see how well one of the new ones does.
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Seriously. The new Cummins powered Rams are advertised at 800.

And the fords are up to 840 I believe. Come on gm!
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And the fords are up to 840 I believe. Come on gm!

It's not how large the number is but how you transplant it to the rear wheels (man that sounded corny!)...look up YouTube videos of the Ike Gauntlet tow test for the big three...the "weak" torque GM truck sees the top first ,)
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