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Old 08-29-2015, 10:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mp06011999 View Post
I went with one of these stainless bumpers with a 20,000 lb. welded on hitch. Exceeds the truck's capacity, but I got it when I had money to burn. Cost is like $3,000 in polished stainless.
That's a great looking bumper

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Old 09-03-2015, 07:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Additionally, on some of the RV specific sites, there are reports of the OEM hitches failing. When I read about that and replaced ours, I found a broken weld (04.5 LLY). All I had ever pulled at that time was a 5180 lb (dry weight) travel trailer. The shop where I bought the Reese hitch from keeps one of the OEM hitches that failed as a visual aid.

just for the record DRCook = David R Cook - not Dr Cook, but thanks for the compliment

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