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Old 07-25-2016, 08:18 AM   #21
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Has anyone had a problem with the GM reducer sleeve?

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Old 07-25-2016, 08:23 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by SilverSinbad View Post
Has anyone had a problem with the GM reducer sleeve?
No, reducers just allow for additional stacked tolerances ("slop") and make it more difficult to achieve proper head tilt and keep noises down. I've used them on a number of my GM 2500 demos and have had no "problem".


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Old 07-25-2016, 12:46 PM   #23
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We've been renting 3/4 ton F250 & RAM 2500 pick-ups from Enterprise Commercial Rentals to tow our 1960 Avion T20 (which at about 3000# wet & loaded is "TV overkill"), as we decided on what TV we wanted, & are now searching for our our mid-size SUV V8 TV (Cayenne S or maybe equiv. Toyota/Lexus).

Some have had the 2.5" receivers with the sleeve to mount our 2" stinger for our Hensley Cub, with no problems. Although, I wouldn't see any reason get a 2.5" on a TV, unless you need it for the trailer size or load.

In most cases the issue with some truck mfgr., OEM & aftermarket 2" hitches & their attachment to TVs, is that they're not properly braced &/or attached to the TV frame/unibody to properly transfer the weight forward from a WD hitch, or have some weak weld point - any of which can be remedied by a good welder/shop.

I've seen many topics on here about how to reinforce &/or extend various of the OE/other hitches, including the GM/Chevy 2" noted above. Maybe do a search for that subject.


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