Weight Distribution for 2008 GMC Envoy Denali and 5,600 Pound Travel Trailer

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Towing with a2008 GMC Envoy Denali with 6400 pounds max towing capacity. My trailer weight is 4500 pounds empty and about 5600 max loaded. Is this hitch good for me? Thank You.

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To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle.

On a trailer that weighs up to 5,600 pounds the tongue weight will likely be 560 to 850 pounds which is 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. If you keep the total tongue weight under 800 pounds then the Fastway system # FA94-00-0800 will work great.

But if you find the tongue weight is over 800 pounds then I recommend the next highest rated system, # FA94-00-1000, rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight.

For a 2-5/16 inch ball that will fit either system I recommend # EQ91-00-6100. I have included some helpful links on weight distribution and tongue weight for you.

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