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Old 06-21-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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Tow bar and hitch for 2011 GMC 2500 HD Duramax

Just purchased a 2007 AS 25' Safari LS SE and need to pick it up. Can someone recommend a tow bar and hitch system for this combination? Thanks.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:30 AM   #2
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Reese Dual Cam, #600 sway bars--cost $650-800 installed.
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The factory literature for 2007 shows a 750 pound tongue weight for the 25' Safari SS and 860 pounds for the 25' Safari. Based upon my experience, those numbers can be low.

A Shureline scale can get you the "actual" tongue weight to help select the weight rating of the leverage bars in a weight distribution hitch. You may find that the 800 pound bars are more appropriate and if the weight is over 900 pounds, consider the 1,000 pound bars.

The other part of the equation is the stiffness of the GMC rear springs.

See if the selling dealer will allow you to swap out the bars if the first choice is inappropriate.
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I've driven several 2500s with my 30'er. (950 TW). Luigi has it right with my first choice for an entry level setup. If your actual TW is over 800lbs, I'd opt for 800 pound bars, but no heavier. I had 800s and they are perfect.

Of course, after I found a used Hensley, I only keep my Reese for a backup. If buying a new PPP hitch, I'd go Propride. I first had an Equalizer......didn't like it at all.

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