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Old 03-25-2014, 11:45 AM   #31
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I don't buy them videos for a second. You can always pick out whoever is doing the videos who they favor and want to win. All in all I think all three big mfgs make a good truck it boils down to personal preference and appearance from there.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:21 PM   #32
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Got one of the first 2015 Chevy 2500 w/ Duramax on the dealer's lot. Cool truck, will make coffee, discuss your troubles, talk in 50 languages, and tell you why you are lost!!!

What I need now, I suppose, is a new Class V weight distribution hitch. Truck has 2.5" receiver......old one isn't going to fit without an adapter sleeve, and I don't think that's a good idea.

A) What's the best place to get one?

B) What's the best one out there?

C) Anyone wanna buy a barely used 2" WDH?
I think this post is WAY OFF with (Engine) debates! Youroo!!
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:41 PM   #33
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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.
A lot of the new "passenger" trucks won't even accept those nozzles at all, I am surprised you got it in there to start with.

When I had my 91 Dodge with the original 5.9l Cummins it would take the big nozzles with no issue. I used to stop at a country store on my way home from work, their pumps would fill the 30 gallon tank in that truck in under a minute!
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:42 AM   #34
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765 will pull anything I got, and I'm still in a Chevy! No problems here.

That aside, back to the original problem (I've been out with Type B Flu!!! This SUCKS. I got the flu shot, and still got Type B last weekend. Just now able to move at all...).

The Titan Shank that is recommended above will not work. I've spent a zillion emails with ETrailer. He measured every part of this recommended shank. It appears it will fit inside my Husky RBH, but the hole to hole measurement won't fit!!!! My RBH has 2.5" center to center hole measurements, and the Titan Shank is 1 1/4" per Etrailer.

I would ASSUME (????) that this means that either A) The Titan shank has double the holes of the Husky shank, or B) the Husky shank is also 1 1/4" and just skipped two holes when bolted on. Until and unless I unbolt the whole thing, I can't know.

However, in either case, it appears that the Titan shank recommended above will work. ETrailer guy suggested I do not mix/match parts from different manufacturers because they haven't been tested together. It appears to me it's just a piece of iron, how could it not be ok? Besides, I can't find a Husky shank with a 2.5" receiver end that will fit my RBH.

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Old 03-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #35
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More complications.

Check this out. This guy has my same problem........

Woodalls Open Roads Forum: Towing: Looking for 2 1/2" WD Shank

So, do I need to start over? Now I wonder what is different between round bar and trunnion type? This is new to me..............
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All this for nothing, I assume. I just called the TT Dealer and he said "We have no idea why Chevy and Ford went to the 2.5" Class V receivers. Just use a sleeve and keep trucking with what you have"....

Somehow STILL makes me squirm, but ok...........ten bucks, and problem solved (I HOPE!). If not, someone can have the wreckage for scrap metal...........
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Quick question, could you make some pop can metal shims or maybe even thin cardboard like coke boxes to take up the slack.
I know, probably not what you would like ideally, but cheaper than a $2500 hitch for sure.

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All this for nothing, I assume. I just called the TT Dealer and he said "We have no idea why Chevy and Ford went to the 2.5" Class V receivers. Just use a sleeve and keep trucking with what you have"....

Somehow STILL makes me squirm, but ok...........ten bucks, and problem solved (I HOPE!). If not, someone can have the wreckage for scrap metal...........
We have a 2.5" receiver on our Silverado 2500. It came with an adaptor sleeve already inside it (and the pin through it to hold the sleeve in even when the hitch part is not installed.) We use our WDH with the 2" shaft that we used on our 1500 Silverado. The sleeve has not been an issue, and after a year, shows no sign of wear. Both the Chevy dealer and our RV dealer assured me there is absolutely no problem with using the adaptor.

Maybe the manufacturers are going to a 2.5" receiver to tow the space shuttle, as we've all seen in commercials
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Quick question, could you make some pop can metal shims or maybe even thin cardboard like coke boxes to take up the slack.
I know, probably not what you would like ideally, but cheaper than a $2500 hitch for sure.

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Oh and this was meant to be used In conjuction with your adaper sleeve, sorry if it was confusing. Just meant to use shims between hitch and adapter, and adapter and receiver.

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Old 03-27-2014, 10:16 PM   #40
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Everyone tells me that if/when the sleeve is in, and under tension from TT being hooked up, it won't be loose. I called TT dealer, and he said "We have no idea why Chevy and Ford changed to 2.5" receivers. Just use the adapter sleeve and keep on trucking".

So, ten bucks is all I guess I'll spend. We shall see what we shall see.
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