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Old 03-23-2018, 08:14 AM   #21
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My only question was same as post #13, and you answered that. Sounds like a fix to a problem you have, go for it. I have seen many using what John posted and so far not seen anything like your wanting to do. That does not make your project invalid, maybe it's a more newer option.
I've seen several pickup trucks with 2 receiver hitches in my travels. Not many but a few. None were towing a trailer though. I always wondered why 2? Maybe it was their solution for receiver slop too. In any case, I will probably go forward with it and report back.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:16 AM   #22
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Have you tried different sleeves?

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Old 03-23-2018, 08:26 AM   #23
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Have you tried different sleeves?

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Yep, 3 all from different manufacturers. 1 came with the truck. They seem to get beat up pretty badly after a long trip. The friction that occurs on the sleeve from the movement in the receiver takes off the powder coating exposing bare metal. In time, I'm sure it'll takes its toll on the OEM hitch.

I think the design and workings of the Hensley hitch are pretty severe on the hitch itself as the lateral forces of sway are all focused on that little sleeve.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:38 AM   #24
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You will still have the slop with the bicycles, but they make a pin that has a nut inside the hitch that tightens it up & also locks, not sure if they have it in the 2.5", might try one with the bikes.
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:15 PM   #25
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Installation and pics of 2nd class V receiver hitch on 4th Gen Ram, Curt model# 15401

I was able to install the second Curt Hitch below the OEM receiver hitch. Fit was perfect. What I didn't expect was the new hitch is quite a beast. It makes the OEM class V hitch look like it belongs on an a 1/2 ton pickup or SUV. Curt makes a nice product as the welds are spot on and the thickness of the steel is substantial more than what FCA puts on from the factory.

After installation, the lowest part of the hitch is 18 inches above the ground and only 1 inch below the lowest part of the tailpipe. So, i'm not giving up much ground clearance. This is not a "hidden hitch" by any means. But I own a truck, not a sport class SUV.

I can't wait to get saddled up for our first camping trip next month. I also "invested" in a AMP Research Bed Step model: 75306-01A. Installed it along with the hitch. Boy, don't know why I waited so long. Another quality product. Now the DW can use her 5'2" frame to load/unload the firewood. Yippie. I do it all for her, right.

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Old 03-31-2018, 02:29 AM   #26
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Looks good. Let us know how it does when hooked up to the trailer.
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:11 AM   #27
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I've seen several pickup trucks with 2 receiver hitches in my travels. Not many but a few. None were towing a trailer though. I always wondered why 2? Maybe it was their solution for receiver slop too. In any case, I will probably go forward with it and report back.


Most of those dual receiver hitches are designed for truck campers. These have provisions to add rear camper tie downs and the dual receivers is for their extensions that go up to 60” in length so they can still tow behind their truck with camper installed.
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:32 AM   #28
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Most of those dual receiver hitches are designed for truck campers. These have provisions to add rear camper tie downs and the dual receivers is for their extensions that go up to 60” in length so they can still tow behind their truck with camper installed.
Makes sense. My application will never see a truck camper though. The 2nd hitch should help remove the 'slop' from the reducer sleeve and free up the OEM hitch for a bike rack. I inserted my hitch bar in the Curt receiver and already noticed a big reduction in movement. Can't wait to load up and try it.
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