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Hitches?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broncoman6524, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. broncoman6524

    broncoman6524 1/2 ton status

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    1st im not a member no debit card = no membership:(

    I bought a hitch off egay that was sposed to fit my truck...it didnt after about an hour fighting it i realized the drop down brackets werent long enough and it was gonna hit the tank nomatter what i did:mad: .

    what kinda of hitch are yall using? and where the hell can i find one? anybody got part#s?

    BTW pics would be great:D :haha: i love pictures
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Run down to your local u-haul dealer. They sell many different brands of hitches for you yr of K5 and all are relatively cheap.
     
  3. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    I just have the Class III hitch that came installed with the factory RPO Z82 option (which also included an engine oil cooler and a 7-pin trailer connector).
     
  4. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Use google. You'll find plenty of info..

    www.etrailer.com is one I can think of off the top of my head.

    John
     
  5. goldwing2000

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    Best price I found on a class III hitch was $120 from JC Whitney.

    Class III Receiver Hitch, Rating Code OZX185951REach$119.99
     
  6. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Stock K5 hitches are a dime a dozen, keep looking you'll find one. And I wouldn't pay over $20 for one. :)
     
  7. goldwing2000

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    If you want a rusted-out POS, then $20 is a fair price.
     
  8. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The guys from Florida, I suspect he doesn't have to worry about rust as much as you do.

    Regardless, if you want to overpay for stuff, your prerogative. I won't, and I don't know as I even had to pay for mine. I guarantee you mines not a rusted POS, although you apparently know better about it than I. Cost SHOULD be based on demand and supply. I doubt the demand for rusted OR non-rusted used K5 hitches is very high, thus price should be dirt cheap. If it's not, you haven't found the right seller.

    Do hitches actually rust off? I mean they are thicker than the frames on these trucks, and the frames don't seem to be holding up TOO bad, even in the salt loving areas.
     
  9. broncoman6524

    broncoman6524 1/2 ton status

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    if your talking about he piece of chit aluminum hitch that attached to the frame and bumper i already pulled that off
     
  10. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I pulled the hitch off of my 90 last October. Wen I leaned on it as I was crawling undr the K5, it shifted.. Cut the bolts with a torch and the side brackets were rusted and thin enough that I could bend it with my hands... :eek: Frame looks good though...

    I think even Wal-Mart sells Reese hitches now..
     
  11. 86dieselburb

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    I Just got this one. Nicely built and super easy to put on. And CHEAP $$$$ wise...lol
     
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    If you didn't live across the US. I would sell mine for $50 bucks. Just keep looking around the Junkyards out their.
     
  13. Smokin'Joe

    Smokin'Joe Registered Member

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    Would a hitch out of a 3/4 ton sub work? I'm also lookin'...
     
  14. lugnut

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    A hitch from a sub will not fit a K5. Ask me how I know found out today when I tryed to put the one off my old sub on the Jimmy.I also need to start looking for a hitch.
     

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