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Trailer Weight Distribution & Brake Controller For 1994 GMC Suburban

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Hello I have a 1994 GMC Suburban K1500 4x4. I’d like to know if I need to have a weight distribution system for towing. I’m looking at buying a trailer but want to make sure that my truck can tow it without any issues. But I do know that I need a brake controller. Please let me know.

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It all just depends on what your hitch capacity is and what you plan on hauling. Meaning, if your hitch can haul 10,000 GTW but with a weight distribution set up it can haul 12,000 GTW then you would want to get a weight distribution set up for 12,000. For instance, if you have the Curt Class IV 2 inch hitch # C14029 you have a tongue weight capacity of 1,000 lbs and a Gross Trailer Weight Capacity of 10,000 lbs. But with a weight distribution hitch like # EQ37120ET you can now use the hitch to it's full potential of 1,200 lbs TW and 12,000 lbs GTW.

For a brake controller a great one is the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite # RED44FR. This will tie into your existing 7 pole trailer wiring but if you do not have the wiring on your 1994 Suburban currently, you'll need to install # ETBC7.

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