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Old 04-03-2005, 05:52 PM
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People must be dieing to see you!!
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How you been? I truly have nothing against duallys (other than parking) and my good buddy GLH did break the bank, purchased one, and seems to be very pleased with his decision... I have this rig and won't be towing that far at this point, so we're going to give it a try.... Heading for Virginia Tuesday for survey and test drive... Can't wait...

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It will all be fine, wish I could get down there, well maybe when you pick it up we can. See what I meant about the crosswinds, just take your time and you'll be fine...Rob
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Putnam, that is the name I was searching for. I have one in the garage, have yet to install.


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I have this hitch. No jerking or slamming.

www.schuckhitches.com
Bad move:

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...ushioned+hitch Check out posts 8 and 13.

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Old 04-04-2005, 12:37 AM
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I will be upgrading hitches, I felt it was the right move before this thread and you have all reinforced that.

The truck has plenty of power. With an aftermarket hitch I don't believe I will be "pissing in the wind".... A dually is NOT necessary... But I will take your coments with grain of salt becuase most posts on a Sunday morning at 4:13am are following a few to many....

i think your missing the point, its not that you dont have plenty of power, its will you stop when you need to, or make a move when you need to and will your truck follow. a 2500 or a 250 is not the right set up.. good luck with whatever you do...stecz
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Whats the load rating on that truck? Whats the total weight of boat and trailer? That should tell you everything you need to know right there. I know there are a lot of people towing big boats with 3/4 ton trucks, but that doesn't make it safe.
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I find it suprising how often this exact thread pops up, as if people are trying to find justification for a bad idea.
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people are trying to find justification for a bad idea.

NOT TRUE IN THIS SITUATION......

I started this thread for clarification between weight carrying and weight distributing.... The manufacturer claims the truck can tow 12000#, however that is weight distributing, weight carrying is only 7500#. A learning experience for me was all I was looking for.... Not something I've had to be concerned with before, and until someone brought it to my attention....

Thank you all for your posts, they've been very helpful.
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Your truck as it relates to pulling a trailer like your talking about is rated at #12,000 as per picture # 1 taken from the Chevy site here.
http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado/specifications/

I have no idea where you came up with #7500 but the numbers in that chart are with the equipment that is on your truck now.

I am sure adding stuff might help but as for GM's and insurance liability if the truck is rated at #12k it is #12K no matter what other dodas you put on it. I would even venture modifying it mught bring you more into no mans land liability wise.
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Spoke with the current owner this morning. He tows with a GMC 2500 GAS......
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I'm assuming the "Weight distrubuting" is either a 5th wheel or sway bars? Is this true.
Weight dist. is NOT a fifth wheel, I don't know what you mean by sway bars but here is the text as it relates to weight distribution again from the Chevy site.

"BALL HITCH TRAILERING: There are two types of ball hitches. A weight-carrying hitch consists of a ball and coupler with no means to distribute the hitch weight. It is used primarily for lightweight trailers. Heavier trailers, however, require a weight-distributing hitch, which uses spring bars to transfer some of the hitch weight forward onto the tow vehicle's front axle and rearward onto the trailer's axle(s)."
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