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Old 07-24-2016, 04:34 PM   #15
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OK, so whats the problem with the sleeve? I have a chevy with a 2 1/2 inch receiver and have not had any issues.....

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Old 07-24-2016, 05:41 PM   #16
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Are you serious? A 2 1/2 hitch weighs a "Ton". That's #2000 lbs. extra right off the bat. Could be your problem. To much weight.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:54 PM   #17
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Are you serious? A 2 1/2 hitch weighs a "Ton". That's #2000 lbs. extra right off the bat. Could be your problem. To much weight.

Well, too much weight has been a problem for me, but let's keep to towing and other camping stuff here ... 😀

No, I'm not serious. The 2.5" drawbar weighs 55# I'm told by the manufacturer.
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I am so sorry, but you are the one who said your 2.500 hitch weights a "Ton" and I was taught in school a "Ton" is #2000 lbs.
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Well, too much weight has been a problem for me, but let's keep to towing and other camping stuff here ... 😀

No, I'm not serious. The 2.5" drawbar weighs 55# I'm told by the manufacturer.
Plus the weight of the ball mount and ball. Maybe another 15-20 pounds or so. 70-75 pound total. Not something I'd like to pick up and carry around a lot.
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Has anyone had a problem with the GM reducer sleeve?
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Has anyone had a problem with the GM reducer sleeve?
No, reducers just allow for additional stacked tolerances ("slop") and make it more difficult to achieve proper head tilt and keep noises down. I've used them on a number of my GM 2500 demos and have had no "problem".
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We've been renting 3/4 ton F250 & RAM 2500 pick-ups from Enterprise Commercial Rentals to tow our 1960 Avion T20 (which at about 3000# wet & loaded is "TV overkill"), as we decided on what TV we wanted, & are now searching for our our mid-size SUV V8 TV (Cayenne S or maybe equiv. Toyota/Lexus).

Some have had the 2.5" receivers with the sleeve to mount our 2" stinger for our Hensley Cub, with no problems. Although, I wouldn't see any reason get a 2.5" on a TV, unless you need it for the trailer size or load.

In most cases the issue with some truck mfgr., OEM & aftermarket 2" hitches & their attachment to TVs, is that they're not properly braced &/or attached to the TV frame/unibody to properly transfer the weight forward from a WD hitch, or have some weak weld point - any of which can be remedied by a good welder/shop.

I've seen many topics on here about how to reinforce &/or extend various of the OE/other hitches, including the GM/Chevy 2" noted above. Maybe do a search for that subject.

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