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Old 12-07-2014, 09:43 AM   #1
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Best hitch for 2015 Classic

I have a 2011 Chevy duramax diesel 3500 single rear wheel and I am interested in some advice regarding hitches, which is best, easiest to unhook and hook.

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Old 12-07-2014, 09:56 AM   #2
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There are several hitch threads on the forums beating this question to death. Have a look, read the opinions, then decide what makes you comfortable. I use a ProPride system that meets my needs. Others will strongly differ with me. YMMV.


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Old 12-07-2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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What you have asked is akin to asking "which religion shall I practice". There are strong feelings on the issue and the endless discussions get pretty heated.

In the end, you can read 5 posts or 500 and still get no consensus.

Since you tow with a monster truck, any of the major brands will likely work just fine. You may even want to google "Airsafe" for a softer ride.

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Old 12-07-2014, 11:41 AM   #5
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I have a 2011 Chevy duramax diesel 3500 single rear wheel and I am interested in some advice regarding hitches, which is best, easiest to unhook and hook.

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Earl.

A load equalizing hitch, is like a marriage.

It mates two different things together.

Before a reasonably good answer can be given to your question, you must describe the "exact" tow vehicle, and the exact Airstream, it's size and the payload you intend to carry.

Then you have a decent chance for a decent answer, that then will be based on, "that's what I do", "that's my opinion", that's what the manufacturer states", or "actual factual experience".

Then and only then, will you have something to work with.

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Old 12-07-2014, 12:02 PM   #6
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Earl,
As already indicated by RM and Mike, you will find hundreds of opinions here. Many will be based on "Pride of ownership" and "I've towed thousands of miles and haven't wrecked", neither of which are very helpful.

RM and Mike are both giving you very good advice to get with the searches and sort through the hundreds of opinions you find. In addition to learning more about all the alternatives, you will find an occasional solid piece of information that will help you and therefore it is worth the effort. Unfortunately you will also find some folks here that feel they are competent vehicle dynamics experts, when in fact they are simply giving very poor advice not founded on any real expertise other than their practical "I haven't wrecked" experience.

Since you have a very capable tow vehicle, you have the cargo and hitch capacity to hang whatever solution you want on the truck. The more common challenge of having an overloaded TV is one that you will not face.

Good luck with your studies and have fun.
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"best, easiest to unhook and hook" translates to ProPride for me. It is one of only two choices for sway elimination (the other is Hensley). The hitch head and w.d. bars stay on the trailer, the stinger can be easily stored there as well by just pulling ahead a few inches and sliding it back in. Some have had a learning curve on backing into it, but it's a simple matter of alignment. Back in, hook up, and go.

That's a heavy truck to expect good hitch weight distribution with and only a portion may be needed. Research weight distribution needed for your truck, and weight distribution bars to accomplish this without transferring unreasonable road shock to your new Airstream.
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Yup. ProPride is just back in, latch, jack for WD, plug in umbilical cable, connect breakaway and walk check one more time.

Then go with fewer worries.


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Earl, there are a lot of options for hitches and each has their good and bad sides. What I would recommend is based on my budget, use and how it functions with my tow vehicle. Are there better out there? Maybe, but when I factor in all of my needs and issues, mine is perfectly satisfactory for how and where I drive.

So rather having folks recommend, maybe you can do a little research on the various hitches out there. Find out their cost and make a preliminary list of choices. Then search out each of your choices here on the forum. Lots of threads. You can also ask those who own those hitches, what they like, and what they don't like. Hopefully this will lead you to a decision. That will probably get you better information than an open question for what is the best hitch.

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I have a brand new ProPride sitting in my garage that'll be mounted on my brand new '15 Classic .... when it arrives. The guy who bought my 28' Intl (wisely) wanted to buy the ProPride when he purchased my trailer. I guess I revealed my preference for trailer hitches, but after around 20,000 miles with the 28, I wouldn't tow with anything else.
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What kind of TV do you have for your new classic?
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2014 Ram Laramie 2500 CC 4x4 with 6.7L Cummins.

I think I am ready to go the Hensley route thanks for your help
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