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Old 10-14-2009, 07:45 PM   #29
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w2...how long are you at Cape Cod?
I am not to far away, and could take a look this weekend if you want.

There is also a good AS dealer close by; Marty’s USRV of Massachusetts proudly carries New and Pre-owned Airstream, American Coach, Beaver, Fleetwood, Gulf Stream, Keystone, McKenzie, Monaco, Newmar, Optima, and Pleasure-Way RVs!
...they are are pretty good.
Another reputable RV dealer (not AS) is close by Majors RV parts rv accessories and rv service, cape cod's largest retailer the largest showroom in New England for parts, accessories and service

Another option, he will come right to your site; http://www.bradsrv.com/ tell him I sent you, he is a friend of mine.

Did PO swap the axle on that truck? (reverse the springs/axles)?
Why just the rear?
Something is not right...

Contact me or one of the above, they are good peeps...

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:16 AM   #30
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I still have the stock receiver on my 05-2500 HD,I cannot find a hitch that also bolts to the bumper.I`ve pulled many loads much heavier than any AS,I do visual inspection quite often,so far it is fine. Think I`ll keep it till I see something bad. Dave
Why do you require a receiver that "bolts" to the bumper?

GM was using that style because their unit required the extra support.

Most all of the quality aftermarket do not need that feature.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:27 AM   #31
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Likewise, we had the round/bad receiver, and replaced it with a Reese. At the time we got it, it was the least expensive "square" receiver.
Since you started this thread, I crawled under our Silverado 2500. It's not 4x4, but sits quite high, so high we really need an additional 1" drop over what's commonly available to get our trailer to sit level. There are torsion bars in the front you can adjust up or down, and I'd be willing to bet they have been unscrewed to lower the front.
You can probably add the spring shim in the rear, and asdjust the torsion bars in the front to get the truck higher in the air. If it will help you, I can measure ride height today, and post it when I get home, you can compare those nunmbers with what you have.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:06 PM   #32
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thanks for all the support we have gotten on here. this has been helpful. we turned the hitch upside down after the shackles were removed. we think it looks pretty good now. we are amazed at how big our airstream and truck look when parked. we have managed to get lost in some small towns and narrow one way streets and even accidently jumped a curb...and we all are in one piece. we are lucky to get pull through camp sites thus far. we had our first adventure in putting the awning out. coming from alaska, i didnt want the awning out-i wanted every ray of sunshine until i realized how warm it is during the day in n.c. where we are now. at least it is warm to us.
thanks again for the continued support.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:07 PM   #33
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Talking oops

oops=sorry but i dont know how to turn this pix around.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:11 PM   #34
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sure- we would be willing to compare measurements. that may be very helpful. we are not seeing other airstreams lately when we where we have been so its not comparable. saw the cutest bambi the other day and there is a 3 axel avion in this park...
at first glance your picture looks like ours! except our truck is 4 door.
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oops=sorry but i dont know how to turn this pix around.
Here, this should work, and may be small enough to use as an avatar, if you choose:
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:19 PM   #36
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sure- we would be willing to compare measurements. that may be very helpful. we are not seeing other airstreams lately when we where we have been so its not comparable. saw the cutest bambi the other day and there is a 3 axel avion in this park...
at first glance your picture looks like ours! except our truck is 4 door.
I'll measure tomorrow, I was going to do it a few days ago, but it slipped my mind. One of the hazards of old age...
Anyway, now you know why I was puzzled by your truck being too low, if anything our 4x2 was a couple of inches too high for the stock ball mount.
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