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Hitch Extension For Truck Bed Camper and 2 Horse Trailer on 2019 Chevy 3500 with 6.5 Bed


I have a 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500, 6.5 bed. I will be putting a camper with a floor length of 88inch and pulling a 2 horse trailer. The truck specs says it has 2.5inch trailering hitch platform with a 2.0inch for Heavy Duty I know Ill need an extension but will I need a super hitch as well?


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Your 2019 Chevy Silverado 3500 will come with the 2-1/2 inch receiver as you stated with a reducer sleeve in most cases for 2 inch accessories.

If your loaded 2 horse trailer is under 6,000 lbs, then you won't need the SuperHitch. You can simply use the Reese # RP45292. And that will even expand to 8,000 lbs if you use a weight distribution system.

If your weight is over that or if you just want more peace of mind, then you will need the SuperHitch # TLC1212 or # TLC1212-30 for the 2-1/2 inch receiver on top. Then you will use the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension for SuperHitch Trailer Hitch Receivers - 32" Long # TLE1532. This combination will give you the towing capacity of 6,500 lbs or up to 12,000 lbs when using weight distribution.

I've attached an article on weight distribution to assist. If you need a recommendation, let me know the loaded tongue weight of your trailer and I'd be happy to assist.

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