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Better buy???

Postby ChevyZ712013 [OP] » Dec 10 2020, 12:16am

I have a strange but probably helpful question. I see trucks driving around town all the time with and without factory towing hitches installed. So, with that being said is it a good idea to buy a truck with a tow package equipped on the truck or better to buy your own??
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Re: Better buy???

Postby 19trax95 » Dec 10 2020, 12:25am

The hitches on the 1500 trucks are pathetically flimsy. They are made of super thin steel. When brand new they do alright if you stay well within their capacity.

As the trucks age and rust happens, they become downright dangerous.

The HD trucks are better. Still not the heaviest duty thing out there though.

Having said that, i would absolutely prefer to buy the truck with the factory tow package. Not so much for the hitch, but for the wiring and trailer brake.
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Re: Better buy???

Postby ChevyZ712013 [OP] » Dec 10 2020, 1:52am

I would prefer the same as you stated above sure the hitches do rust but that would be why they create an aftermarket for them
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Re: Better buy???

Postby Walkers » Dec 10 2020, 3:56am

I've had it both ways. It doesn't seem to matter unless you are pulling heavy.
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Re: Better buy???

Postby Linux3 » Dec 20 2020, 10:51pm

Factory tow packages include more than just the hitch.
Bigger oil coolers, and tranny coolers etc.
Go for the factory tow package. Often the issue is not overheating the engine but the tranny.
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