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Old 05-23-2008, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question for Putnam XDR shortbed owners

I recently purchased a putnam xdr 16k receiver and after taking the stock hitch out and putting the new putnam on it doesnt quite seem to fit. Mainly there is a spring perch right in the way of being able to mount this hitch to the frame. Ive checked, and double checked to make sure i got the right hitch (part number 25189), checked back with the shop i bought it from, and the only thing i can come up with is that its for a longbed truck, but the website says it will fit both so im kinda up **** creek right now. Has anyone else ran into this problem? Maybe they just packaged the wrong hitch or something. I can post pics in a little while to be a bit more clear on what i am asking. Sure is a nice hitch though, i just cant use it yet.

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Old 05-23-2008, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the spring hangers are a different distance from the rear bumper on lb vs sb. Some aftermarket hitches have a moveable bracket for sb vs lb.
The hitch mounts to the frame, and rear bumper, hence the problem.

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Old 05-23-2008, 07:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok here some pics im pretty sure im not acting stupid on this one. And it definately didnt come with a moveable bracket. Looks like i may have to find a different hitch well see. Thanks for the reply christopherglenn
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File Type: jpg Passenger side mounting holes stock hitch.jpg (373.3 KB, 118 views)
File Type: jpg Passenger side mounting holes putnam hitch.jpg (401.0 KB, 115 views)
File Type: jpg Frame rail and perch.jpg (319.3 KB, 143 views)
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe the part number for the shortbed is 25182. This is the number I came up with when I was researching for mine. Still haven't got it though.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have to agree with tpitt. I came up with 25182.
Check out this link to their hitches fit chart.
http://www.putnamhitch.com/images/07...ON%20GUIDE.xls

The only problem I had with my XDR was the spare tire not fitting back into the stock location. I do have an aftermarket rear PML diff cover, but it shouldn't make that much of a difference. Other than that, it fit perfect, looks strong, and installed in 15 minutes by myself. Now, if they could only make the spare tire fit!
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hhmm guess i had the wrong part number then. That is good to know. Thanks for the quick replies! This is why i like this place, people that know better than i. And to think when i asked if it could be the wrong part number i was told by 3 workers and the owner that 25189 was the right part number, time to switch shops not manufacturers i think. Thanks again
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You have a longbed hitch. Shortbed hitch is 25182,as the other posters have stated. The hitch I have has different mounting points than yours does.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok here some pics im pretty sure im not acting stupid on this one. And it definately didnt come with a moveable bracket. Looks like i may have to find a different hitch well see. Thanks for the reply christopherglenn
The hitch I bought is straight across left to right where the receiver is welded to. Your cross bar bends in on both sides. Jerry.
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Yeah, that's the wrong hitch.

The Putnam hitch for the SB you're looking for looks like this.

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Hhmm guess i had the wrong part number then. That is good to know. Thanks for the quick replies! This is why i like this place, people that know better than i. And to think when i asked if it could be the wrong part number i was told by 3 workers and the owner that 25189 was the right part number, time to switch shops not manufacturers i think. Thanks again
What is it with trying to find correct parts? I am looking for a hitch myself and I think I will need the 25189 model for my truck, but I can't really confirm.
After reading threads on this hitch here, and going the suggested sites, I am even more confused than before. The Putnam website lists the 25189 to fit all long and short bed. I went to PerformanceCenter, they don't list the hitch for my model. A part number search there finds it, but it's listed as 10,000 pounds not 15,000. Also no return guarantee, because it was not located through their parts locator.
So I think I'll give up unless there is somebody here that has that hitch installed on a 2004 long bed dually !

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