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OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby JimBSr [OP] » Dec 15 2020, 6:16pm

the problem I am having is any ball I find won't fit in the vastness of the hole in the receiver.
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby chevron » Dec 15 2020, 6:20pm

Then I would say all you need is a trailer ball with a long shank and you are ready to tow (up to the limit of your Truck/Hitch). Don't forget the wiring/brake controller.
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby 19trax95 » Dec 15 2020, 6:21pm

What does the front, or back depending how you call it, of the hitch look like?

That is a factory sticker so I'd imagine it's a factory hitch.
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby chevron » Dec 15 2020, 6:22pm

They make a shim/spacer to fit the larger hole for trailer balls with smaller diameter shanks.
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby JimBSr [OP] » Dec 15 2020, 7:05pm

as you can see the hole is pretty wide.
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about 2" diam hole approx 3.75" deep from top of bumper to bottom of hitch hole.
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby JimBSr [OP] » Dec 15 2020, 7:07pm

just witnessing all the "scratching heads" here, I take it no one has come across this type of hitch? I certainly haven't, and I can't find a ball anywhere (not even from the URL I shared).
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby JimBSr [OP] » Dec 15 2020, 7:08pm

chevron wrote:They make a shim/spacer to fit the larger hole for trailer balls with smaller diameter shanks.

Do you have any links or part numbers?
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby 19trax95 » Dec 15 2020, 7:09pm

Thats a first for me.

Didn't know GM even made something so useless.

But you'll need an actual receiver like the ones posted above.

What you have there appears to be some sort of factory bumper receiver. Why they would even put that on there I have no clue.
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby JimBSr [OP] » Dec 15 2020, 7:18pm

right? This is why I think the dealership has a secret ball hitch they install for $800.
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Re: OEM Receiver for bumper hitch ball

Postby chevron » Dec 15 2020, 7:21pm

This is a Curt Brand with a 1"X 3" shank,

2" TRAILER BALL (1" X 3" SHANK, 6,000 LBS., CHROME, PACKAGED) #40074
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