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Old 02-17-2016, 07:00 PM   #731
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Very sturdy setup. All the talk about payload,tires and towing ability (which are all important) but I have not seen discussions about stock hitches. I think some would be surprised. Just got my Curt C15302 Class V yesterday. Their very inexpensive and offer a lot more ability over a stock hitch...
A few years ago on my 1500 when that was my TV. Note the difference in the Curt and the OEM hitch. IIRC the GM hitch weighed 33 lbs and the Curt Class V 54 lbs. Link to my thread on the change out below.


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Old 02-17-2016, 08:39 PM   #732
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Crabman, thanks for posting that link. That was before my time. I don't think it's just the GM hitches that may be close on ratings. And it's not just the 1500's too. Did you change out the hitch on your 2500 (current TV)? I installed my Curt Class V hitch on my 2500 this afternoon. The stock hitch concerned me and it was less than $240 to get the Curt. I'm going to post up some pics when I get them off my phone.

The stock hitch with WDH was rated for 1,500lbs tongue weight and 12,000lbs trailer weight.

The Curt C15302 with WDH is rated for 2,400lbs tongue weight and 17,000lbs trailer weight.

I'll never "bumper" tow a trailer weighing that much but 1,500lbs tongue weight max on the stock hitch doesn't leave much wiggle room on the big trailers.
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:43 PM   #733
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I bought my curt. Same as yours $175 plus $21 shipping
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:05 PM   #734
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Crabman, thanks for posting that link. That was before my time. I don't think it's just the GM hitches that may be close on ratings. And it's not just the 1500's too. Did you change out the hitch on your 2500 (current TV)? I installed my Curt Class V hitch on my 2500 this afternoon. The stock hitch concerned me and it was less than $240 to get the Curt. I'm going to post up some pics when I get them off my phone.

The stock hitch with WDH was rated for 1,500lbs tongue weight and 12,000lbs trailer weight.

The Curt C15302 with WDH is rated for 2,400lbs tongue weight and 17,000lbs trailer weight.

I'll never "bumper" tow a trailer weighing that much but 1,500lbs tongue weight max on the stock hitch doesn't leave much wiggle room on the big trailers.

I have not changed the one on the 2500 yet as it is in great shape with no apparent signs of "pinbox flex" but its on my mind to do so since I know they are not as heavy duty as these aftermarket Class V hitches.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:09 PM   #735
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:38 AM   #736
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Fuel Filter Change #16

It was time to change my fuel filter and I was 40 miles from the nearest dealer. Note the water sensor/drain that is on the bottom of the fuel filter that is reused on the new filter. The little blue wire broke off during removal of the filter. Fortunately the nearest dealer had one in stock and a ranger with the COE was coming my way later the same day. He brought it to me and I was back in business. This little wire just snapped off from fatigue I suppose over 10 years in service and living through 16 filter changes or it almost lived through #16.
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Nothing exciting. Took it for a 40 mile drive to small store and back. Only 2nd outing for it in several months. But the 1st was just a couple weeks ago when I took it in for new batteries.
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Got it serviced for the first time - OUCH!!! Knew it would be more expensive than the Tundra was, but didn't expect the cost to triple. This was at a reputable shop that we've used for years, so I know they weren't gouging me. Think it's time to start doing my own service again
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Got it serviced for the first time - OUCH!!! Knew it would be more expensive than the Tundra was, but didn't expect the cost to triple. This was at a reputable shop that we've used for years, so I know they weren't gouging me. Think it's time to start doing my own service again
+1. I'm doing my own fuel filter change next weekend (I'm at 9812 miles). I've had 2 oil changes now (1 at dealership; the other at Goodyear) and I'm going to go back to doing my own too. I still love the truck when I'm towing tho!
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