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Old 09-30-2017, 11:27 AM   #141
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This is exactly why I'm seriously considering this hitch. Hope it significantly reduces the shock/vibration of the stiffer frame/suspension of our new 2017 F250 diesel..

https://genyhitch.com/the-hitch-stor...ibution-hitch/


I have the gen y torsion hitch paired with an Equalizer. So far so good for us but we only have a couple trips under our belt so my opinion along with $5 will get you some Starbucks (small plain coffee at least).

No popped rivets, no drawers on the floor, no pillows ruffled and we have a pretty smooth ride up front. We are using a '15 Ram 2500 Diesel for reference.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:11 PM   #142
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Just installed one of these. Only need one for the driver side rear seat, if you want to utilize the small space behind the back seat. Was very simple to install. I'm storing some bug-out items. This is for the F-seires Ford pickups. Took about 5 minutes too install.

https://www.builtrightind.com/produc...r-seat-release
Not getting this, seem to recall being able to pull down rear seat backs on the new truck...did older ones not have that option?
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:10 PM   #143
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Not getting this, seem to recall being able to pull down rear seat backs on the new truck...did older ones not have that option?
What year?
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:16 PM   #144
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:17 PM   #145
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Will verify this when I get back to Tx, brand spanking new I may be hallucinating
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Old 09-30-2017, 06:04 PM   #146
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Not getting this, seem to recall being able to pull down rear seat backs on the new truck...did older ones not have that option?


I just looked at my 2017 F250 platinum crew cab today. The driver side rear seat back has no easy method to drop it. You can use the wrench trick shown in the installation video for the item shown via the link. Only the passenger side back has the pull tab to allow access to the jack. Always wondered why the design was such. Probably saves Ford $5 per truck and opened a business opportunity for someone.

I ordered mine yesterday.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:58 PM   #147
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That fits, I recalled looking for the jack and finding it there and assuming it would be the same on the other side I suppose.... silly me , will have to look at that link again.... thx for posting it Tsunami-v2 !
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:09 PM   #149
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Thanks for posting the video. Is this actually a problem everyone is experiencing with AS safety chains and the new F250 receiver?
I sure had an issue with my hooks fitting. It wasn't too bad getting them on but a PIA removing. Just not a clean fit. I tried shackles for the first few months, worked fine but looked cheesy.

I installed the eye bolts as per the video posted above. Nice clean look but I needed two thick 7/8's flat washers per side, not one. With only one there is still a gap between the nuts so the flat washer ends up bending. I added a second with both top and bottom ground flat so it doesn't catch the bottom lip on the backside, sandwiched between the nuts and other washer.This way it fills the aforementioned gap. I only ground one side of the other washer. Worked well.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:40 PM   #150
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Had 4 each 1/4 inch steel plates made, 2 for each side. Also had two 1/4 steel inserts made for the oval opening in the bottom of the trailer hitch. Alligned the three plates and drilled the hole for the Crosby eye hooks. Cut about 3/8 inch off the end of the eye hooks because they where too long and I didn't want to use spacers to keep them from hitting the top inside on the hitch. Used stainless steel washers and nuts. Easier to hook the safety chains up!
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I just looked at my 2017 F250 platinum crew cab today. The driver side rear seat back has no easy method to drop it. You can use the wrench trick shown in the installation video for the item shown via the link. Only the passenger side back has the pull tab to allow access to the jack. Always wondered why the design was such. Probably saves Ford $5 per truck and opened a business opportunity for someone.

I ordered mine yesterday.


Installed! Took about 5 minutes. Not much room behind the seat if you have the Sony Sound System with the subwoofer.

Still nice to be able to pull the tab and drop the seat.

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Hey, looks just like mine. Nice!!
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Old 10-10-2017, 11:21 AM   #153
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Changed the Gen-Y front section of the hitch to be able to drop low enough for the AS. Thanks to Gen-Y for the prompt support. Test fit the Equalizer WD head, looks good. Awaiting to receive the new bolt set.
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Interested to hear reviews of this Gen-Y product as it is used, please return and post your impressions and observations!
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