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Old 08-05-2015, 03:56 AM   #15
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I installed a Curt front hitch on my 2014 chevy Silverado 1500. The only problem was it was 2" lower then the front shroud and I kept grinding it on driveways. So I had the receiver moved from below the cross member to above the cross member, and I had to cut a square hole in the front shroud. I will be using it for 1, moving a trailer, 2, a bike rack 3, Winch mount 4. the front rising section of a canoe/long pipe rack. It works great and I will post a pic tomorrow. I do not know if this will work for you, But I hope I helped.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:01 AM   #16
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I would like to install a front hitch on my 2015 4x4 Duramax Denali. All the hitch people around here tel me that a front hitch on my vehicle is contraindicated. On my previous 250 this is where I carried my bikes. Anybody with help or experience will be greatly appreciated.

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When did you upgrade to a Denali? I put an E-Trailer front hitch on my Suburban and seems to do the trick for me for the bike. Jan and I looked at a Denali on Saturday but our head turned at another Suburban?? Not sure whether to pull the trigger or what. We are happy with what we have but you never know!
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:39 AM   #17
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Ron would be interested in seeing your setup with the Bodiak. I saw no pictures on their website of a Duramax Denali for 2015. Just a text line saying they had something. Most of the photos were Fords.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:53 PM   #18
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On the 2008 Tundra, a front hitch works fine for bikes. It does interfere with front differential oil changes. In a pinch we also used it to back the 28footer into right spots.
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Sounds like a great solution for me. I have a 2 wheel drive Tundra.
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:16 PM   #19
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Have one on a Sierra 2500HD diesel - I would have thought that it would have been pretty much similar to the Denali arrangement.

The only problem I found with the installation on the 2500 compared to my previous 1500 is that the received comes out much higher - midway up the front license plate area!

On my 1500 it came out below the bumper.


This meant two things ..........


(1) I had to cut and re-weld my bike rack, otherwise the bikes would have been way too high and in my field of vision. Now, I can just barely see the handle bars and seat tops so I know the bikes are still there and properly secured.

(2) Because we require front license plates here, I had to make an adapter that would go into the receiver when the bikes are not being carried and would position the license plate in its original location. When I carry the bikes, my license plate holder goes into a bracket I welded to the bottom of the bike rack.



It all works well enough, however because of the higher location of the front hitch receiver on the 2500 I need to carry a tarp and lie on the ground under the front of the truck to get up under the rear of the bumper to get to the hitch pin that secures the bike rack - a minor annoyance!

Still happy with carrying the bikes that way though!

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Old 08-05-2015, 02:36 PM   #20
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2500 Denali front hitch???

Have one on my 05 Yukon XL. They said the tow hooks would not be able to be used but I was able to finagle them back in place anyway. Had to cut a square hole in the little chin spoiler for the receiver, no big deal. 10 years and holding.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:44 PM   #21
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Ron would be interested in seeing your setup with the Bodiak. I saw no pictures on their website of a Duramax Denali for 2015. Just a text line saying they had something. Most of the photos were Fords.
I asked the same question about the availability of the picture of a GMC. The sales person said that the boss had one on his Chevy and she would send a picture. Moot point now. The price was $219 plus shipping and handling. They are located in AZ. Depending on your location, don't be shocked by the cost of shipping. I'll publish pictures of the installation as well as finished product when I receive the hitch. I too am concerned about the height. It appears to me that the size of the GMC front is greater than my previous F-250 Ford so it might be OK. If I have to lower the bike rack, no problem with mine.

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Old 08-06-2015, 10:49 PM   #22
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It's a small company and I think a young woman may own it. They were great to me, my 2005 Excursion has slightly more sloped tow hooks then the previous years and I don't think they realized this. My hitch at first was sloped a bit due to the hooks, they went out and found a 2005 Ex and manufactured a new hitch, it bolted up perfect.

So if you have an issue, I am sure they will make it right. I am quite pleased with mine hence the recommendation.
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:23 AM   #23
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It's a small company and I think a young woman may own it. They were great to me, my 2005 Excursion has slightly more sloped tow hooks then the previous years and I don't think they realized this. My hitch at first was sloped a bit due to the hooks, they went out and found a 2005 Ex and manufactured a new hitch, it bolted up perfect.

So if you have an issue, I am sure they will make it right. I am quite pleased with mine hence the recommendation.
Ted,

I really appreciate your recommendation on the Bodiak Hitch. When I originally requested information you came up with he Bodiak info and there were limited appropriate responses that would work with the Denali 2500. Once I purchased the Bodiak there were a flood of responses both PM and from people that had the Bodiak. Interesting...

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