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Old 06-08-2024, 08:25 PM   #1
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Can you tow a 5.0 with a 8’ long bed truck?

I have a Silverado 1500 with a 8’ long box. Will this work? Was thinking of using the Anderson hitch.

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Old 06-08-2024, 08:52 PM   #2
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I have a Silverado 1500 with a 8’ long box. Will this work? Was thinking of using the Anderson hitch.

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Yes, it works fine. Because within a particular brand of truck the distance between the end of the box (tailgate) and the axle is the same in all boxes. In the long box, the added length is between the axle and the front of the bed.
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Yes, it works fine. Because within a particular brand of truck the distance between the end of the box (tailgate) and the axle is the same in all boxes. In the long box, the added length is between the axle and the front of the bed.
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The lady of the group has the before all of us gear heads. Way to go Donna!
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Yes, it works fine. Because within a particular brand of truck the distance between the end of the box (tailgate) and the axle is the same in all boxes. In the long box, the added length is between the axle and the front of the bed.
Donna nails it!
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The lady of the group has the before all of us gear heads. Way to go Donna!
What, Donna isn't a 'gear head'? And what does "lady" have to do with anything?
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Old 06-09-2024, 07:43 PM   #7
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Thanks Donna! It makes sense when you think it over that they’d build them that way. I’m another step closer to becoming an Escapee now!
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