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Best 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Hitch Options

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Best 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Hitch Options


Today we're going to be going over the best hitch options available for the 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche. Now when looking up hitches for this vehicle, these are the top three to come up. We have our Curt Class V, part number C15324. Then we have the two Class III hitches here. There's going to be a Curt, part number C13422, and the Draw-Tite, part number 75725. Now with our Curt Class V this is going to be for more of those heavy-duty scenarios such as pulling trailers, things like that.

While the two down here, the Class III, that's going to be more for your recreational towing. Starting with the Curt Class V at the top here. It's going to have a towing capacity of 16,000 pounds. That's how much weight it can actually pull. It's going to have a 2,400 pound tongue weight, which is how much force is going to be pushed down onto the hitch. Now with our Curt Class III it's going to be a 6,000 pound towing capacity, and a 600 pound tongue capacity.

With our Draw-Tite it's going to be a 6,000 pound towing capacity, and a 900 pound tongue weight. Now when you add weight distribution to these hitches, that's going to be a little bit different as well. With our Curt Class V it's going to bump up the towing capacity to 17,000 pounds, however our tongue weight is going to stay at 2,400 pounds. With our Curt Class III, it's going to be 10,000 pounds towing capacity with a 1,000 pound tongue weight. Then also with our Draw-Tite it's going to be a 10,000 pound towing capacity, and a 1,000 pound tongue weight. Now as far as clearance is concerned the Curt Class V and the Draw-Tite Class III are going to sit a little bit further in underneath the bumper, while the Curt Class III is going to stick a little bit further out. Next we're going to go ahead and talk about the safety chains loops.

Now with our Class V Curt and our Class III Draw-Tite they do have pretty decent size holes here, which may come in handy while you're towing items. However, our Class III Curt has these smaller ones here, which may be a problem. Now while all hitches have the 5/8 pin hole here, the Draw-Tite has this extra hole, and that's going to be for the J-Pin stabilization anti-rattle device, which you can find on etrailer.com. Now with our Class V Curt, this is going to be a square bar design, while these two are the round bar designs. Also, our middle Curt one here actually bends and curves back here while both our top Curt Class V and our Draw-Tite Class III just go straight across. Also, with our Class V we have this powder coat finishes, while with both of our Class III hitches we have more of a glossy finish, which is more of aesthetic, does this look better on my vehicle.

Now another big difference between our three hitches is how they attach. With our Curt Class V at the top they will just attach with their provided mounting points. However, with the two Class III's we have these two additional ones here that go just below the bumper. In conclusion, as far as towing and weight capacity is concerned, our top Class V is going to take that, simply because it's designed moreso for heavy-duty towing. However, for recreational, our two Class III's have the advantage there because they're mainly designed for bike racks, cargo carries, and those other trailers. Also, as far as clearance is concerned both the Draw-Tite and the Curt Class V sit a little bit further back behind the bumper, so I think you're not going to have as many clearance issues with that while you're walking past it. We hope this makes your buying decision easier for your Chevrolet Avalanche.


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