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Old 06-12-2011, 01:45 PM   #11
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Wow, that old hitch looked pretty tired!
The ravages of time and salt water. But I believe even when new these hitches were marginal for heavy tongue weights.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:09 PM   #12
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Lee,

That's one ugly looking OEM receiver , long over do for that upgrade!

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Old 06-13-2011, 03:12 AM   #13
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I agree Bob, I must say I`m ashamed I let it go this long......................
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Lee,

I may have missed your follow-up in another thread, but how is the new receiver working out?

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Old 07-06-2011, 07:50 PM   #15
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It worked great, I believe I am getting better weight distribution now and the truck handles better, about as good as a half ton will under the circumstances. I also feel much better about the hitch safety wise then that old GM rustoleum.
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:14 PM   #16
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One other tidbit of info. The Curt hitch weighs 54 lbs and the stock GM hitch weighs 33 lbs.
There`s the beef!
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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Since there have been some recent questions about the GM hitches, time to resurface this thread so they can compare OEM to aftermarket.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:39 PM   #18
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Could have saved your self allot of work. New trucks come with new hitchs LOL
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #19
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That new hitch even looks safer. Good move.
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I replaced the OEM receiver hitch on my 2002 K2500 Suburban with a Putnam XDR Class V model #25162 in 2004. Cost $150. I installed it myself.

Unfortunately, Putnam is no longer in business.

The Putnam is much heavier than the OEM. I feel it was a good modification to my tow vehicle.

Here are some side by side pictures of the OEM and Putnam:
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