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Old 02-24-2012, 09:23 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the information guys. I am really liking this site for all the useful info and pleasant responses. I just ordered the TT and it should be here by April. I am excited to see how well the truck does with it.

Now to find a good price on a 1500lb Strait-Line WD hitch.... any suggestions?
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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Eric,

Congratulations on the purchase, now it's the waiting game

In the past "etrailer" has been very competitive on WDH's and is a good source: http://www.etrailer.com/

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:35 PM   #13
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...Now to find a good price on a 1500lb Strait-Line WD hitch.... any suggestions?
Have you considered a ProPride or Hensley?

I've towed with a Hensley for 11+ years. Through all the lower 48 states and 5 Canadian provinces. No sway, no problems. Stress free towing.

If you plan to tow any significant distances, you really should consider a ProPride or Hensley. Worth the extra $ IMO.
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I too have the Hensley... once you get past the sticker shock it is well worth it
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I have looked at the ProPride system. I watched some videos last night on it in fact. It does look like a very stout system. I will have to look at it some more to see if it warrants the extra $1500 or so it would take to by it over the Reese Straight Line. Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #16
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I have a 2011 Chevy 2500HD CC SB 4x4 6.0l with 3.73 gears. The tow rating is 9400#.
Are you sure that tow rating is correct? Seems a little low for that truck. I'd double-check that.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:01 PM   #17
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2000 dollars for a hitch is crazy if i was gonna spend that id buy a 5th wheel and solve that lol
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #18
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2000 dollars for a hitch is crazy if i was gonna spend that id buy a 5th wheel and solve that lol
It's not crazy if you tow extensively and like stress free towing.

I had 3 kids and took trips from Texas to Canada 3 times and from coast to coast. I've logged in excess of 60,000 miles towing with my Hensley. And yes, I have towed trailers without a Hensley. I would not do that again

You can't put 3 kids on a truck bench seat and someone not get hurt or killed. That meant I needed a Suburban (I had a 2500 with an 8.1ltr) to get everyone their own seat. Towing a 5th wheel with a Suburban is tough. It can be done, but you ought to price that hitch!!

You can spend you money any way you wish. But I take offense to being called crazy for how I spend my money.Mr.T

Just my 2 cents.....

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:20 PM   #19
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If I were to go back to a TT I would forgo some of the options on the TT and put the money towards a ProPride or Hensley. I do think that they are expensive too, but after towing a 34' even with a dual cam it was trying at times.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:32 PM   #20
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Just noticed that braking power has yet to be mentioned in this thread. As one member of JOF said awhile back, most trucks will pull the weight, but can they stop it as well ? Something to think about if you are close to maxing out your TV's rating.
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