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Old 04-06-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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Smile 2.5" Receiver 2010 Chevrolet

I have a 2.5 receiver on my new 2010 Chevrolet 2500 HD with an adapter for 2". Should I go purchase a new 2.5 distribution hitch to fit or just use my old Draw Tite 2" with the adapter from my old truck? Thank you for any response. Albert.
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Both ways work just as well--will be much cheaper to use the adapter then get a 2.5" draw bar/head. I use the adapter on my 450 all the time, no problems.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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I would expect the 2.5" reciever would have a higher rating. If you need/want that, upgrade your hitch, otherwise use the adapter.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:44 AM   #4
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Congrats on your 2010 Chevrolet 2500 HD!

I use the 2" adapter on mine. Seems to work OK and I don't notice any difference in towing. However, now here's another part (the adapter) for you to mislay, leave behind, lose, etc. I live in fear that someday I'll go to hook up the TT, go to where the adapter should be and find it ...GONE! I have enough trouble in this department just keeping track of the hitch pins/clips and locking pins for the trunnion bar chain holders without adding another item to the list.
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Thanks for everyone's imput will go out and replace it with 2.5 have enough problems trying to keeping everything in track like my wife calls it "Senior Moments". Where did I ?????
I have had six Chevrolet's and would never thought the Duramax diesel /Allison would be such joy to own! Albert White 2010 Silverrado 2500HD-Crew Cab-
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Yes, the Duramax/Allison (and the rest of the truck too) is impressive. The ride, quietness and power compared to my previous 1996 Ford F-250 PowerStroke leaves little to be desired. My only complaint is fuel mileage. I get about 4 - 5 mpg less in local driving here than my Ford did. However, when towing, the mpg is about the same (around 12 mpg) between the two.

My Ford was a 5sp manual. I thought I would never like an automatic until I drove the Allison. It's a excellent transmission and the gearing seems to be well matched to the Duramax for maximum performance, and when you jump on it ...it GOES!
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