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I let the guy at Camping World set up my hitch. He did a great a great job. I'm sure I'm not qualified. It really needs to be pretty close to perfect.

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I will also add that my '01 Suburban is wearing rear axle #4, and I had several failures while on vacation due to overloading. My Burb had the self-leveling shocks, so it wouldn't sag no matter how much tongue weight I had. You'll have the same issue with the AutoRide - it will level the truck regardless of your tongue weight/WD setup.

Make sure you check your weight on scales, keep an eye on your rear axle weight, and don't exceed the rating.


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intheburbs wrote:

I will also add that my '01 Suburban is wearing rear axle #4, and I had several failures while on vacation due to overloading. My Burb had the self-leveling shocks, so it wouldn't sag no matter how much tongue weight I had. You'll have the same issue with the AutoRide - it will level the truck regardless of your tongue weight/WD setup.

Make sure you check your weight on scales, keep an eye on your rear axle weight, and don't exceed the rating.


Good heads-up, thank you! I've actually got an axle leak that needs fixed (and I haven't even towed anything!), so you've got me thinking of preemptively replacing both sides.

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chrispitude wrote:

intheburbs wrote:

I will also add that my '01 Suburban is wearing rear axle #4, and I had several failures while on vacation due to overloading. My Burb had the self-leveling shocks, so it wouldn't sag no matter how much tongue weight I had. You'll have the same issue with the AutoRide - it will level the truck regardless of your tongue weight/WD setup.

Make sure you check your weight on scales, keep an eye on your rear axle weight, and don't exceed the rating.


Good heads-up, thank you! I've actually got an axle leak that needs fixed (and I haven't even towed anything!), so you've got me thinking of preemptively replacing both sides.


The outer seals are labor intensive but, pretty easy to change out. If I were doing it I'd go ahead and replace that bearing. It's easy to drive it out with the proper tools, which can be borrowed from lots of parts stores for free. You have to pull that half axle out so, unless you're a pretty good mechanic I'd pay someone to do it.

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