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What is this, Class III, IV or V? #4483058
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This is my hitch on my 2002 Chevy 1/2 ton van.

What is this? Class III, IV or V?

I'm confused...help!


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483063
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How big is the receiver?


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483068
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https://www.reese-hitches.com/learning_center/general-towing-classes

Looks like the ratings are between a class II and class III. I'd say its III myself if it has a 2" opening.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483072
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I believe it's a class III.
Should be 2".

Kind of a low tow rating if your towing a boat.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: Donald] #4483109
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Originally Posted By: Donald
I believe it's a class III.
Should be 2".

Kind of a low tow rating if your towing a boat.


It's 2", and I'm planning on renting a 18' Minnie Winnie trailer, 1801FB. Specs

My owner's manual says a G1500 Passenger with 5.7L and 3.42 rear end can pull 5,600 max trailer weight, 11K GCWR.

In another spot in the manual, "If you'll be pulling a trailer that, when loaded, will weigh more than 4,000 lbs, be sure to use a properly mounted, weight-distributing hitch and sway control of the proper size."

Trailer specs says it's 3,300 dry, 3,700 fully loaded.

I think I'll be okay, what do you'all think?


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483112
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You'll be right at the limit without a weight distribution hitch, but you'll be fine.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483116
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Originally Posted By: sasilverbullet

Trailer specs says it's 3,300 dry, 3,700 fully loaded.

I think I'll be okay, what do you'all think?



I think you should put it on a scale. I haven't seen many around here meet the nameplate ratings.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: Nick1994] #4483118
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
You'll be right at the limit without a weight distribution hitch, but you'll be fine.


There will be a fair amount of tail wagging the dog without a WD hitch and a sway control on a 1500 chassis.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: Jim_Truett] #4483121
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Originally Posted By: Jim_Truett
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
You'll be right at the limit without a weight distribution hitch, but you'll be fine.


There will be a fair amount of tail wagging the dog without a WD hitch and a sway control on a 1500 chassis.


Just found that it has a 340lb tongue weight, so yes, I agree, I'm close, but I'll be okay. I'm not pulling it far, and I'm not buying the trailer, just renting it.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483133
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I think it would be fine.
Its a light trailer and the G van has the wheel base to keep sway in check.
Your close but under the max ratings.
If you got lots of heavy luggage put it in the van not the trailer.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483155
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Originally Posted By: sasilverbullet
Originally Posted By: Jim_Truett
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
You'll be right at the limit without a weight distribution hitch, but you'll be fine.


There will be a fair amount of tail wagging the dog without a WD hitch and a sway control on a 1500 chassis.


Just found that it has a 340lb tongue weight, so yes, I agree, I'm close, but I'll be okay. I'm not pulling it far, and I'm not buying the trailer, just renting it.
Get the extra insurance crackmeup


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483164
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You'll be fine. Hook up and go!

Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483199
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Neighbor down the street has a 16'-18' travel trailer and pulls it with a Honda Pilot with a weight distribution hitch. Probably too much trailer for it.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483288
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The key here is to not go 80 MPH down the road. Keep it under the speed limit and watch the trailer in the mirror.


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Re: What is this, Class III, IV or V? [Re: sasilverbullet] #4483364
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Originally Posted By: sasilverbullet
Originally Posted By: Donald
I believe it's a class III.
Should be 2".

Kind of a low tow rating if your towing a boat.


It's 2", and I'm planning on renting a 18' Minnie Winnie trailer, 1801FB. Specs

My owner's manual says a G1500 Passenger with 5.7L and 3.42 rear end can pull 5,600 max trailer weight, 11K GCWR.

In another spot in the manual, "If you'll be pulling a trailer that, when loaded, will weigh more than 4,000 lbs, be sure to use a properly mounted, weight-distributing hitch and sway control of the proper size."

Trailer specs says it's 3,300 dry, 3,700 fully loaded.

I think I'll be okay, what do you'all think?


Please re-read the specs on the trailer, the empty weight is 3,300 Lbs, The CARRYING CAPACITY is 3,700 Lbs(additional weight you can add to trailer)
The GVWR of the trailer is 7000 Lbs A load distributing hitch will be needed at a minimum. The way that travel trailers like that seem to take on weight with essentials I'm not so sure you can even move that trailer legally with your van.

Last edited by Tman220; 08/09/17 07:23 AM.

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