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Safety Chain Hookup
Mike Hamm posted a topic in Trailers, Hitches, & TowingWe aren't a big fan of the hitch setup on our 2500HD in regards to attaching the safety chains for our Arctic Fox 22G trailer. As you can see in the pics, the hooks are too big for the rather odd hitch hole arrangement. Even if I were to remove the little latch on the hook it still won't quite go through the holes. So, the dealer came up with the smaller chain and quick link type solution so we can attach the safety chains. I guess I don't like the added length from this setup. I really don't want to drill more holes or grind on the existing ones. I've tried a bigger quick link by itself but it won't go all the way around and through both holes. This GMC hitch setup is just weird. I've looked at a little bit smaller hooks for the safety chains but then they won't fit all the way through on the hitch. Maybe I just haven't found the right hook yet? Anyone else run into this problem and what solution did you come up with that you are satisfied with?
2015 GMC Denali HD 2500
PIP_AT4 posted a topic in For Sale/WantedWe are upgrading to a 2020 GMC AT4 HD 3500 and should be delivered soon. Asking $47,000 Follow this link for additional photos Facebook Marketplace ad So...Look no further for your next tow vehicle! Tow in style, tow with confidence!! This 2015 GMC Denali HD 2500 in Black Onyx has all the bells and whistles and more! She has only 52500 miles on her! This truck has been upgraded with BlueOx Gooseneck Hitch, a Second 7 Way connector in bed to secure your Gooseneck or Fifth-Wheel camper trailer wiring harness to help you tow in comfort and with confidence. It has also been upgraded with a Pop-A-Lock remote lock actuator for tailgate (unlocks tailgate when you unlock your truck). To help with those horrible GM headlights, this Denali has been upgraded with GTR Lighting Gen 5 HID 5000K headlights and Morimoto XB LED foglights...I cannot begin to tell you how much of a difference this has made! For just that little bit of oomph or MPG, this GMC has also been upgraded with the Banks Ram Air intake and Banks exhaust with chrome tip. Upgraded Shocks to BILSTEIN 5100 series shocks at 43500 miles. A Banks AutoMind programmer, is available and negotiable with purchase of this 2015 GMC Denali HD.
Confirming the build - Towing
edif30 posted a topic in 2014 - 2019 Silverado & SierraHey All, New to the forum. Few questions. There is a truck I am interested in and unfortunately I cannot rely on the sales person. Here are the build details from the sticker. What I am curious about is, is this trailering package also known as the "Max Towing Package" ? Reason I ask is the hitch is a GM V-5 which is rated at 12,000/1,200. The owners manual also says the following... 1500 4x4 crew cab short bed 5.3L V8 - 3.42 - MTW 9,100 - GCWR 15,000 5.3L V8 with 8-speed Auto and Enhanced Towing package - 3.42 - MTW 10,700 - GCWR 16,700 5.3L V8 - 3.73 - MTW 10,700 - GCWR 16,700 What I am ultimately trying to do is figure out what this truck will ultimately haul and what its max towing capacity will be. I cannot tell by the build. So I would appreciate any insight/info. The manual says a few things, the door jam says another, and I want to be sure. Build details 2018 - 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 - Z71 - short bed All star package 18" P265/65R18 allterrain, blackwall tires 3.42 rear axle ratio (But not sure if this one has 3.73 due to the trailering package. Trailer brake controller, integrated Engine, 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing 6speed automatic transmission LT Plus Package Trailering Package Trailering hitch platform and 2.0" receiver 4pin connector 7wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7way sealed connector to hook up parking lamps, backup lamps, right and left turn signals, an electric brake lead, battery and a ground Automatic locking rear differential Z71 Appearance Package SafetyMechanical StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system Automatically helps enhance control, particularly during emergency maneuvers, by adjusting the brakes and engine torque to keep you on your intended path With Rollover Mitigation Activates when vehicle sensors detect a difference between the driver's intended path and the direction the vehicle is actually travelling Includes Trailer Sway Control Hill start assist Z71® OffRoad Package 46mm highpressure gascharged shocks A 36mm front stabilizer bar Offroad jounce bumpers to absorb large suspension inputs Under body transfer case shield Highcapacity air cleaner Z71 badge and decals Unique gauge cluster, lower bumper appearance, interior trim plates and grill design Brushed metal Z71 door sill plate Hill descent control Trailering Package and locking differential on LT models
Long and short of it.... Sold my Ram 3500 for a Sierra 1500 and I had just bought a B&W Tow and Stow hitch Class V for 2 1/2 in receiver with 7 1/2 in drop/rise and 3 way ball in January. Only used it one time when I moved from Whidbey Island to Idaho in Feb. I did not plan on selling the dually but things happen. If anyone is in a similar situation where they have a Class IV but need a Class V and want a swap, let me know.... Thanks Greg
I'm trying to wire up the towing harness for my 2014 Chevy Express. It didn't come with the factory tow package. I've found a wiring harness that has the wiring for the trailer. It is terminated with a Delphi PA6-GB20 GF10 terminal. The problem that I'm having is finding the harness that plugs into this, I'd much rather plug into a factory harness than start splicing into the wiring. No one has been able to help me though. I've been to several auto parts stores, looking online, and a few dealers parts departments trying to find the correct harness. No one has seen or heard of this. Searching online by this part #, I've found a lot of Delphi connectors, not one of which look the same as this. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm stumped here.... 2014 Chevy Express 3500 LT, extended, 6.0
Camper towing Help...
centralmepistol posted a topic in Trailers, Hitches, & TowingNewer user to this forum, though I have been on others in the past... I am getting different opinions from different family and friends- many seem to contradict each other. So I thought I would ask this community for thoughts. The wife and I have recently purchased, used from friends, a new camper. The camper is a 30 foot Coachman Catalina (1997). The book weight of this trailer says 5,100lbs and includes trailer brakes. I am planning to haul with my 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. Specs on the truck include; 4x4, crew cab, max trailer package (5.3 KDL HD Cooling Package, trailer brake harness, 3.42 ratio). I have installed the Tekonsha P3 brake controller and am planning to use a weight distributing hitch with sway control. I am currently leaning toward the Camco Recurve R6 hitch to meet both these needs (receiver hitch is rated to 1,100lbs with WD hitch). The truck manual max trailer weight states 9,500lbs with a GCWR of 15,000lbs (truck GVWR 7,000lbs). I do understand the balancing required between truck and trailer for GCWR; if truck fully loaded is 5,500lbs and tongue weight is 1,000 pounds the max trailer becomes 8,500 pounds not the book stated 9,500. So, with this info I have some friends stating that this will fall well within the limits of the truck. And others stating that I need at minimum a 3/4 ton truck to haul this camper. Based on the info I have been able to collect I feel like I should be just fine with this trailer and truck combination... Yes it will be heavy, but not reaching the max weights- or even coming close (I am estimating 7,000lbs trailer fully loaded). And with trailer brakes and a quality proportional brake control I feel confident in stopping power. *I guess my analogy/thought is this; if I am mowing a 1/4 acre lawn, sure a riding mower would be great, but a push mower will get the job done just fine and without any difficulty. Am I right in thinking that while a 3/4 ton truck would be easier, my 1/2 ton will get the job done just fine?
BulldogSilverado posted a topic in Trailers, Hitches, & TowingHey folks, Been thinking about getting a hitch step for my truck. Will probably get one of the Go Rhinos. Not completely sold on them yet and can't find many good photos online of them installed on trucks. I think they could act like a good bumper -- which is why I began considering it. Wanted to see if anyone has a hitch step on here and could post some photos along with their opinions. Thanks for the help. Cheers!
Pull Tree With Silverado
Hexa Fox posted a topic in Trailers, Hitches, & TowingHey guys I recently got called to give an estimate for a tricky job. A customer has a tree hanging over the river in their property they want removed. The tree is not gigantic and would be extremely easy to manage if it were on more solid ground. However, in this case it is not. I have a 2007 Silverado 1500 4x4. I thought that it would be possible to tie a rope or heavy tow chain to the tree, cut the tree, let it fall into the river, and then use the truck to pull it up onto the bank so I can cut it up from there. Therefore, my question is: How should I got about doing this? Should I connect the chain/rope to one of my towing hooks or my trailer hitch? If I had to estimate I would say this tree probably weighs around 600 pounds, no more than 800 pounds. The plan is to have it loosely tied to the truck so there is no pulling while the tree is falling. I thought I could get some advice from here. If I thought the job was too much I would have turned it down already. I still might turn it down. However, I believe that it is a manageable job. So what should I use the trailer hitch or towing hooks? If I use the trailer hitch I should probably go around the solid bar the actual hitch is connected to right? Also I need a little more than 25'. Can I connect two tow chains together to get the length I need? I would be using two of these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-5-16-in-x-20-ft-Grade-70-Tow-Chain-with-Grab-Hooks-803082/203958797 Alternatively, I have a very long rope that is pretty strong too. Probably, not as strong as the chain, but definitely an alternative. I should have taken a picture while I was in the customers property, but I did not.
installed the under bed gooseneck hitch
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Best hitch for TT
rusty01 posted a topic in Trailers, Hitches, & TowingLooking to replace the hitch on the truck in my sig. The original one is rather rusty and a bit sketchy. Any recommendations on which hitches I should consider? TT weighs around 7500 loaded.