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Old 06-08-2007, 04:16 PM   #15
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Bill, Tell him to get a long bed, it will ride better, he will have room for a fuel tank, and won't have to worry about fulling around with a slider hitch.

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Old 06-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #16
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I am not a Hensley fan per say; but your friend may want to see the Hensley explanation of the advantages of towing from a rear mounted hitch with a correct weight distribution set up. I see so many 5ers with the fixed weight over the cab and sooo much wind frontage. I see the 5er thing as highly over rated. You also loose your bed for carrying toys!

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Old 06-08-2007, 07:52 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by overlander63
All those are good, the camper package if it includes optional heavier rear springs is good. The truck should have all the HD stuff already included, but if not, good choices would also be:
Lower ratio differentials (higher number is better).
Max cooling option
Load Range E tires (I've seen GM 3500 series trucks with D's)
Limited slip differential
Second alternator. (sometimes an option)
Anybody else?
The differential is a G80 locker. While not quite as good as some lockers on the market, it has always done well in my Chevy 4X4s.

If I were pulling a 5er at some of the weights I've seen advertised, I'd be opting for the duallie 3500 rather than a SRW. I'm not a duallie fan and would not consider pulling a 25-30' Airstream with one but there comes a time that the extra suspension and dual wheels are necessary.


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