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I was thinking about getting a trailor hitch, and I remember reading some threads about the GM one not working that well or being dangerous??
I've lowered my SSR, I think that was one of the issues, I've been searching for the threads that spoke about this to no avail??
So my question is...Does the GM hitch work on a lowered SSR?
Can you order another KEY for it if you lost your original??
And is it a safe hitch??
THanks!!

GR
 

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Trailer hitch

The trailer hitch and the factory windblock are made for GM by Oris in Germany. I have tried to get parts for Oris products in the past and it is about imposable.
 

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Ghostrider said:
I was thinking about getting a trailor hitch, and I remember reading some threads about the GM one not working that well or being dangerous??
I've lowered my SSR, I think that was one of the issues, I've been searching for the threads that spoke about this to no avail??
So my question is...Does the GM hitch work on a lowered SSR?
Can you order another KEY for it if you lost your original??
And is it a safe hitch??
THanks!!

GR
My hitch came with three keys. One flat and two with round knob like plastic heads.
 

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The hitch is safe except for one issue: it is too HIGH if the trailer tongue weight is on the light side.

When I hitch up my super lightweight aluminum motorcycle trailer, carrying my super lightweight carbon fiber Ducati, the 60 lb tongue weight is simply inadequate to depress the SSR rear suspension enough to get the hitch ball height low enough to make the trailer level.

When Buffy on this website fastened a 2000 lb trailer with about 250 lb of tonque weight, that tongue weight brought the rear of his SSR down enough to make the trailer level just fine!

So:

IF you plan to pull a trailer with say 150 to 250 lb tongue weight, you are fine.

IF you plan to haul a trailer with LOW tongue weight, like mine for example, you can buy a "lowering kit" from John on this website:

John Lehmann
4224 Lakewood Dr.
Enid, Oklahoma 73703
Phone 580-233-3635
Cell 580-554-1909

I forget what he charged me, but it was reasonable for a custom built part.

Remember too that the weight limit for trailering with the SSR is 2500 lb, and that is based on COOLING ability for the engine, and probably also the transsmission.

Can't help you with the keys, though.

Jim G
 

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Ghostrider said:
I was thinking about getting a trailor hitch, and I remember reading some threads about the GM one not working that well or being dangerous??
I've lowered my SSR, I think that was one of the issues, I've been searching for the threads that spoke about this to no avail??
So my question is...Does the GM hitch work on a lowered SSR?
Can you order another KEY for it if you lost your original??
And is it a safe hitch??
THanks!!

GR
I've been towing a small teardrop for about 6 months now and it seems to be fine. Click on MY SSR Photos on the left and you can see it.
 

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The trailer hitch works perfectly fine. Chevy should be able to help you if you lost all the keys. All of the advice above is correct. If you have a low tongue weight, your trailer may not be level, but it will still tow correctlly. Cooling capacity, not the transmission limits the towed weight to 2500 lbs.
 

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i tow my harley no problem
 

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I have been towing an enclosed bike trailer with the lowered hitch that Jim mentioned The trailer empty only weights 1200# and has a 90# tounge weight. I have also install an electric brake controler in that the trailer came with electric brakes. This helps with the breaking of both of the trailer and SSR. See pictures:
John Lehmann
 

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