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Old 10-20-2007, 12:15 PM   #57
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Thumbs down 2001 Suburban Reciever

If it looks like this, replace!!
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:36 PM   #58
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If it looks like this, replace!!
The hitch on my 2006 2500HD Duramax, with towing package, looks just like that. Surely you are not telling me I need a new hitch on a Heavy Duty 3/4 ton diesel pickup? Tell me it ain't true. I am very concerned about safety, and that was one reason I got this truck. Talk to me Robert.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:49 PM   #59
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Thumbs down Gm Hitch

imho, If has round main tubes I would repalce it, esp. if towing over 5k.

Have replaced six in the last 18mo at the store.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:51 AM   #60
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Thank you Robert for the heads up. I will be keeping a very close eye on the welds from now on. You would have thought if the problem seemed to start around 2002, that a change would of been made by 2006. Oh well.

I'm not quite sure I understand the problem with the round main tubes? After all, the tube is at the WD pivot point, and what better geometric shape is there then a tube for the center of a pivot? Since the welds are around this tube, each part of the weld seam receives exactly the same amount of stress, and at the same angle, as the tube rotates. This seems, to me, a good thing compared to rotating a square tube and causing the weld's stress angles to vary as torque is applied. But hey, what the hell do I know.

I greatly appreciate the information I have received from this thread, and your honesty, considering your employment.

Thanks again
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:32 PM   #61
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GM hitchs

2007 Suburban hitch view from left rear. The square welded face you see

in the center of the main tube is the female portion of the reciever, it is also

bracketed and welded on the front side. Also at least 10lbs heavier, much

more substantial unit.

2007 2500HD look and decide.....
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Here's a look at the '12 Sierra 2500 HD hitch. It looks like it's beefed up over earlier versions. This one's installed on a Denali with a $62,000 sticker which I'll buy when I hit the PowerBall.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:17 AM   #63
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Here's a look at the '12 Sierra 2500 HD hitch. It looks like it's beefed up over earlier versions. This one's installed on a Denali with a $62,000 sticker which I'll buy when I hit the PowerBall.
Haven't seen the new models,(retired last year), but it sure looks like they have made some up-grades. I see the triangle brackets on the hitch head and it looks like the box has been welded all the way around.
Next time I'm at the store I'll check the backside, see if it carries thru there.

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #64
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Went through this post and I didn't get answer/s to my recent tow hitch separation: "NEED HELP"

I hitched my 31' classic with the tow hitch pin & clip perfectly installed ( Hensley Hitch) and travelled 100 miles to my destination. As I was trying to park my rig at my final destination (after going through a lot of hills, slopes and twisties) my AS got seperated from my TV. With luck on my side, no damage or injury but very scary. I found the hitch pin right underneath my AS but could not find the clip that holds the pin in place under the bumper. My hensley bars & stinger on the ground, safety chains in place and safety brake cable in place on the bumper not yet activated.
Can someone please explain what could have caused the clip to break and the pin to come out of the hole. Thanks.
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Went through this post and I didn't get answer/s to my recent tow hitch separation: "NEED HELP"

I hitched my 31' classic with the tow hitch pin & clip perfectly installed ( Hensley Hitch) and travelled 100 miles to my destination. As I was trying to park my rig at my final destination (after going through a lot of hills, slopes and twisties) my AS got seperated from my TV. With luck on my side, no damage or injury but very scary. I found the hitch pin right underneath my AS but could not find the clip that holds the pin in place under the bumper. My hensley bars & stinger on the ground, safety chains in place and safety brake cable in place on the bumper not yet activated.
Can someone please explain what could have caused the clip to break and the pin to come out of the hole. Thanks.
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A guess based on previous experience is one of the hooks for the safety chain caught the clip and pulled it off the pin when you went around a tight corner or "twistie". When you backed up, it removed the tension that was holding the pin in place.
I use and recommend a locking pin that has no protrusions, so it can't get caught on anything.
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A guess based on previous experience is one of the hooks for the safety chain caught the clip and pulled it off the pin when you went around a tight corner or "twistie". When you backed up, it removed the tension that was holding the pin in place.
I use and recommend a locking pin that has no protrusions, so it can't get caught on anything.
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Thanks for the quick response, will adopt your recommendation.
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