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Weight Distribution for a 2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 1998 Jayco 9,000 Pound Travel Trailer

Question:

I have 2003 chev 2500hd extended cab short bed and wanting to pull a 1998 jayco 32foot travel trailer. gvwr 9000 pounds. Which hitch should I use?

asked by: Justin B


Expert Reply:

First you are going to need to know the tongue weight of the trailer when loaded and ready to tow and then add the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. If the bed is empty, and 9000 pounds is the loaded weight, then the tongue weight should be around 900 to 1350 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight).

Based on these numbers an 800 to 1500 pound system like you have referenced, # RP66157, would be my top choice as well. You will just need to add a properly sized ball like # A-90 for a 2 inch or # C40041 for a 2-5/16 inch. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you.

I have also included a link to our FAQ article on weight distribution and sway control for you.

expert reply by: Michael H




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Products Referenced in This Question

Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Medium Shank, 10,000 lbs GTW - Chrome


Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Medium Shank, 10,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

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A-90

Retail: $18.20

Price:  $10.92

Product Summary:

Hitch Ball
Standard Ball
10000 lbs GTW
Class IV
Chrome

Product Specs:

2-5/8 Inch Shank Length
2 Inch Diameter Ball
1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank


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Trailer Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter and Medium Shank, 30,000 lbs GTW - Machine Finish


Trailer Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter and Medium Shank, 30,000 lbs GTW - Machine Finish

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31 reviews

C40041

Retail: $29.32

Price:  $17.59

Product Summary:

Hitch Ball
Standard Ball
30000 lbs GTW
Machine Finish

Product Specs:

2-5/8 Inch Shank Length
2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank


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Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW


Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 15,000 lbs GTW, 1,500 lbs TW

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RP66157

Retail: $929.60

Price:  $524.95

Product Summary:

WD With Sway Control
Electric Brake Compatible
Surge Brake Compatible
900 lbs
1000 lbs
1100 lbs
1200 lbs
1300 lbs
1400 lbs
2-Point Friction
Trunnion-Style Bars

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Includes Shank
Up to 15000 lbs GTW


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