Do not take delivery of 2020 GM/Chvy Truck - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
Exterior Talk about the exterior of your truck here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2019, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 39
Do not take delivery of 2020 GM/Chvy Truck

I have spent the entire morning researching a 5th wheel hitch for my soon to be delivered GM 2500 Crew Cab Std Box Denali. I have spoken directly with multiple 5th wheel hitch manufacturers including Curt which supplies GM. The puck system on the 2020 is different. A 2019 hitch will not fit. Everyone is telling me a month. I am not taking delivery of my truck. Everyone who is planning on pulling a fifth wheel with a new 2020 better consider how they plan on attaching the 5er to their new fancy truck cuz unless your gonna use rope or bungee cables I am not finding a solution. Maybe if enough of us refuse delivery, we can prompt expedited handling of the problem. Who the heck at GM makes a change like this and not give the info to the hitch manufacturers in time so there is a hitch available when the truck hits the market. I sure hope this is the only surprise.
spflyfish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:43 AM
Duramax Lifetime Supporter
 
JimmyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Jagsonville
Posts: 2,128
Interesting.

09 GMC SLT Dually
Steel Gray Metallic
All options except sunroof

Mods so far:

Alcoa 19.5s with Michelin XZE, Centramatics,Tow Mirrors, Chrome Grill Overlay, Rear underseat storage, Mudflaps all corners, 20% Window tint, 6" Oval Steps, B&W Turnover Hitch, B&W Companion Hitch, Sulastics, GM Campaign #PIT3009J, Wireless Console Charging, Bilstein 5100s, Raptor 3602RL
________________________________
DF DRW Club Member #161
JimmyD is offline  
Old 07-31-2019, 12:31 PM
Duramax Lifetime Supporter
 
M.A.M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Millersburg, OH
Posts: 8,345
Garage
So there is nothing available directly from GM?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

2017 GMC 3500 DRW/CCLB

--2015 GMC 3500 SRW/CCLB--
M.A.M. is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-31-2019, 02:17 PM
Senior Member
 
MORSNO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Eagle River, AK
Posts: 554
It almost always takes the aftermarket some time to build products for new vehicles when there is a complete overhaul from the previous models. Especially when the OEM offers almost everything needed, why help the aftermarket.

2012 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD Z71
Cooper AT3 LTX's, Reflex Spray-In Bed Liner, Undercover Bed Cover, Undercover Swing Case Tool Boxes, XPel Clear Car Armor Film, UltiMat DashMat, Rear Underseat Storage, Rough Country Stabilizer, F&R Dura Flaps, High/Low/Fog's All On Mod, AMP Research Power Steps, TorkLift Stable Loads, HD Timbren SES
MORSNO is offline  
Old 07-31-2019, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 39
nothing available from GM, My dealer just called to say my truck is being offloaded from the transport, they are fully aware no hitches are available for the truck from anyone including GMC. They are holding my truck until they have one available. Hats off to Alpine GMC in Colorado Springs! Do not take delivery unless all your doing is driving around in a nice truck!
spflyfish is offline  
Old 07-31-2019, 03:36 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 38
Curt has made 20 to 25 fifth wheel hitches for 2020 trucks over the last two years to support engineering and marketing. I don't understand why they don't have one available. If you know anyone with a 2017 to 2019 ford with a puck system, you could try their hitch in 2020 gm truck. I have been told the plan was to be the same.

GM had to change the pattern to be robust to the new 32k loads. The new hitches are smaller, take up less space, and weigh less. Curt recommended to gm to change to ford pattern. I know the ford gooseneck kits are interchangeable with gm so hopefully fifth wheels will be too.

I realize this still sucks for current owners but, we don't just change things without a good reason.
Mtu Alum is online now  
Old 07-31-2019, 06:57 PM
DuramaxForum Fanatic
 
chevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: US
Posts: 5,522
Garage
Always chasing Ford.

2010 Gmc 2500 Duramax 853,500 Odometer miles - sold Nov 2018

2013 LT CCSB SRW bought with 508,000 miles, now over 660,000 miles

2013 LT CC & Chassis with 9' Hillsboro Aluminum flatbed - over 82,000 miles
chevor-2010-gmc-2500-maintenance-log

Favorite book : The Richest Man in Babylon
chevor is online now  
Old 07-31-2019, 07:54 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Export, Pennsylvania
Posts: 7
Garage
I'm not surprised. Better make sure your 2020 has an engine block heater if you order one. GM cut my cord off my 2019 to disable it. According to the dealer they were not told by GM that it was cut off at the factory and no one disclosed the information to me nor did they say anything about a recall prior to purchase.
Pitt1991 is offline  
Old 08-06-2019, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 39
A quick update, I have picked up an Andersen hitch and will be using it to pull the fifth wheel. I pick up my truck in two days and will be taking several trips in the near future. Updates on the truck and hitch after my trips
spflyfish is offline  
Old 08-06-2019, 11:53 AM
DuramaxForum n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Near Decatur AL
Posts: 20
It was the same with the 2007.5
I'm not sure how long it took to become available but it was not available when I bought my truck. Of course I did not find out until after I already had it home.
That's a little bit like not checking to see if you have toilet paper until you need to do the paperwork.
Good Catch spflyfish
Spyder27 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Thread Tools



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome