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Old 08-02-2008, 03:19 PM   #15
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No, the Quadrasteers are the same as the others. It's the OEM junk receivers that bolt to the bumper. Most of the aftermarket Class IV's and V's attach to the frame only with 6 heavy duty bolts.

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There are aftermarket receivers that attach to the frame with six bolts and to the bumper with two more, same size. Seems like overkill to me.

Hidden Hitch has a fine one.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:44 PM   #16
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What after market Class IV receiver did you replace the OEM with?
I replaced my OEM receivers with Draw-Tite Class IV Ultra Frame Receiver Hitches - Part #41930.

I first bought one of these for my 2005 Yukon XL 2500 in September, 2006. I got this one from a dealer in Fort Beach, Florida, and had them install it. It cost about $375 installed. I am very satisfied with its performance having pulled Lucy over 20,000 miles with it.

In April of this year, I purchased another one of the same receiver for my newly acquired 2004 Suburban 2500. I purchased the second one from etrailer.com (800-298-8924) for $242.95 with free shipping. I installed this one myself, and it was not difficult. If you get this one, I would suggest getting the 3" Connector Mounting Box (part number 18157). It costs $6.10 and does a nice job of mounting the TV wiring outlet.

If you order any Class IV receiver, be sure to specify 1500 or 2500, they are different. Here are a couple of pictures of the Draw-Tite on the Sub.

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Old 08-06-2008, 01:05 PM   #17
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Hitches commonly develop elongated holes in receivers when the use of the common J-shaped retaining pin is used.

The problem is the curved side of the pin tends to create uneven pressures and corresponding wear on the receiver hole.

Although the elongated hole probably does not present much of a problem except in appearance, people who want to prevent it can put a hose clamp on the pin at the curve to stop it from contacting the hitch. Or, they can use a type of retaining pin that is not J-shaped.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:00 PM   #18
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:21 PM   #19
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I would like to also add that My SuperDuty came with a V5 rated hitch. I noticed that chevy does come standard with a V4 I wonder why
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:53 AM   #20
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Anyone have any experience with a Curtis Class V on a Chev/GMC product 2004 style? I saw one at Mills Fleet Farm yesterday for a Dodge and it was very heavy duty.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:47 PM   #21
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"There are aftermarket receivers that attach to the frame with six bolts and to the bumper with two more, same size. Seems like overkill to me."

Maybe we get better GMC's here in SW Colorado. My '06 GMC 2500 Sierra crew cab has an OE hitch with 3 half inch frame bolts on each side and two on the bumper and all of them are tight! Well over 10,000 miles towing a 25' Safari FB with nary a problem.
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Thumbs up A critical replacemrnt.


2006 3/4 Suburban OEM and Reese class five replacement.

This tv is new to us this past March. After six trips this Season I think we got things just about figgered out.

The Reciever replacement was done before it was put on the road.

Set up for our favorite AS fun we weigh in at 15940 lbs. Trlr. 7580 lbs Just would not feel safe using the OEM.
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???? My new '08 GMC HD (Duramax, Allison, etc.) came with factory tow package that included Class V hitch. I think they've redesigned it.
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Have there been any reported failures?

With screws backing off etc. that sounds like a poor installation to me. Surface rust is common.. while welds cracking should not be. Inspection of our running gear is crucial.

No recalls?

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[quote=AirsDream;600718]???? My new '08 GMC HD (Duramax, Allison, etc.) came with factory tow package that included Class V hitch. I think they've redesigned it.[/quote


If it's got the HD square crossmember you should be good to go.

A round bar with no center reciever support should be replaced. IMHO
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Have there been any reported failures?

With screws backing off etc. that sounds like a poor installation to me. Surface rust is common.. while welds cracking should not be. Inspection of our running gear is crucial.

No recalls?

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Failures, yes. The Chev. dealer I work at has replaced at least six in the last three rears, FOUR for CRACKED welds and two for excess rust.

All replaced under 3/36 GM warranty.

As of yet no recall that I'm aware of. At least I haven't recieved one yet on our 06 Burb.

Has anyone gotten a notice from any of the manufactures?, GM is not alone with this problem.

Our latest GM Reciever concern is hitch height. It went from a little over 19" on most TV models to over 22" on the 08's.
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2006 3/4 Suburban OEM and Reese class five replacement.

This tv is new to us this past March. After six trips this Season I think we got things just about figgered out.

The Reciever replacement was done before it was put on the road.

Set up for our favorite AS fun we weigh in at 15940 lbs. Trlr. 7580 lbs Just would not feel safe using the OEM.

Bob: What brand is the Class V pictured in your post that you used as a replacement. Thanks.
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