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Class III or IV hitch?


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Yes.  Based on info from your article...


"Class IV hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a maximum trailer tongue weight (TW) of 1000 lbs."


In other words, this is well within the range to tow an Elite II without a WDH.  But be aware that on 1/2 ton vehicles the hitch platform may state that the values shown are halved if used without a WDH.  The Class-V hitch platform on our Silverado is labeled as GTW = 13,000 lbs,  TW = 1500 lbs.  With the 3/4 ton pickup, no WDH is required.

Steve, Tali and our dog Rocky plus our beloved Storm, Maggie, Lucy and Reacher (all waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #026 | 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #050 | 2022 Silverado High Country 3500HD SRW Diesel 4x4 





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Being a fan of overkill, I would go with




While you could go with a lighter model, a lot of the stresses of the weight distribution are the hitch frame and it's mounting system.


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