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Old 08-07-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Hitch for a 2007 3/4 ton Suburban?? Anyone???

We have a 3/4 ton, 2007 Suburban and wondered if anyone has the same - what are you using as a tow package/hitch?

The 2007 Sub receiver is IN the bumper, not below it. It's significantly higher and therefore, been a challenge to find the right hitch for towing an '84 Sovereign we are planning to buy in the next week or so.

Does anyone have the same vehicle and found a hitch package that worked for them? We're on a mission to be 'Stream owners!!!! Help!!
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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What is the height from the ground to the inside top of the receiver box? I think it's around 16-18" in which case you'll just need a straight hitch with a 7000 or 8000 lb capacity... You don't mention if the A/S is coming with a WD/anti-sway package, and this might make a difference to what you buy...
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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Our Tahoe's receiver is also in the bumber. I know its not a 3/4 ton but, our hitch is a Equalizer and I bought a 9 inch drop. You'll have to measure the tonque height to determine which drop you'll need.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #4
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The height of the receiver is 24" - thus has been our problem finding a drop - and then we were looking for some of the advice of the experts to provide their thoughts on their preferred package - Thanks, Dave and SubFan1 for your input and help! Every little bit counts...
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:34 PM   #5
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I have a 07 GMC yukon 1/2 ton. It also has the receiver in the bumper. I am using a equilizer with a 11 in , 9 inch drop. My receiver measured 24 inches and the trailer was 17 3/4. I have 1 hole showing at the bottom of the drop. My measurements and weights are fine for this set-up.
Problem I do have is that I have suv tires and would prefer truck or something with a stiffer sidewall. Tires are fairly new. 8000 miles.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:40 PM   #6
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If you call the folks at Equalizer they will be able to tell you which shank you will need to provide the correct hitch ball height for your trailer. Their customer service is great.
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I have an '09 3/4 suburban but hitch height should be identical. I run an equalizer hitch and have had no problems whatsoever.

Hope this helps.
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Thank you to all for your help and advice. We're off to an Equalizer dealer for our next step. Hope to have the new Airstream home by Friday! Thanks again!
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Contact Sean Woodruff at Pro Pride. A far better hitch than an Equalizer as it eliminates sway.
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There's something ironic about a hitch system that costs more than the trailer! Those hitches run $2,350 and up, not including shipping and handling.
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We have a 3/4 ton, 2007 Suburban and wondered if anyone has the same - what are you using as a tow package/hitch?

The 2007 Sub receiver is IN the bumper, not below it. It's significantly higher and therefore, been a challenge to find the right hitch for towing an '84 Sovereign we are planning to buy in the next week or so.

Does anyone have the same vehicle and found a hitch package that worked for them? We're on a mission to be 'Stream owners!!!! Help!!
Welcome to Airforms!! I have a 2005 Sub so I can't help on that hitch point but I have a 1985 Sovereign 25" Love it, you will, I am sure!
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:03 AM   #12
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We're so excited, too - state inspection this week and then she'll be ours...of course, pending passing state inspection...she's an '84, 29-foot Sovereign and we're tickled...

We're superstitious enough not to want to post a photo until we've got a clear bill of health (hockey fans are a superstitious type...).

As for the hitch - I think we've found a dropout that is the right length (our biggest problem was finding that) and a hitch that appears to be an answer to our needs. Once we're sure of all of that, I'll post to let everyone know (especially anyone with an '07 or later Suburban) the results!

Keep fingers crossed we pass state inspection!
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I used a Reese WD hitch initially and have switched to a Pro Pride. The difference in ease of towing and lack of sway is worth every bit of the cost!
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Thanks Ross and Craig.

The top of receiver on the later model Suburbans is 22-24".

Most Airstreams have a top of ball measurement of 18-3/4" or 19".
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