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jthrv

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Where can I find the 2020 GM 2500HD Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt specification ? (Not for a Weight Distributing Hitch)
I can Not seem to find it on the General Motor website.

For example:
https://chevroletforum.com/forum/vindecoder.php?vin=1GC3YNEY3LF257415

Is it really only 500 lbs ?

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Posted: 08/05/20 04:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Standard bumper rating only, not made to really be used as is need to add a real hitch.


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That VIN decoder webpage really isn't vehicle specific even though you put in your VIN number. Many of the specs provided on that webpage show the same for all GM trucks. For instance, I have a 2020 2500HD Duramax Crew Cab standard box. When I use the decoder webpage with my VIN number it shows the same 500 pound rating but on the actual sticker it gives the vehicle specific numbers. This sticker is from my truck.
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Door sticker has everything you need. So many buyers don’t review it prior to purchasing.


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Label on the reciever

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RobWNY wrote:


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But that does not say whether the 1850 lbs is for a weight distributing hitch or a weight carrying hitch. On my 1/2 ton truck hitch label there is a huge difference 1500 lbs WDH vs 600 lbs weight carrying.

Do 2020 GM's have hitch labels ?

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jthrv wrote:

RobWNY wrote:


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But that does not say whether the 1850 lbs is for a weight distributing hitch or a weight carrying hitch. On my 1/2 ton truck hitch label there is a huge difference 1500 lbs WDH vs 600 lbs weight carrying.

Do 2020 GM's have hitch labels ?


I don't think all of them make that distinction. I'm pretty sure my Ram is rated for 1800 lbs, WDH or not.


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jthrv wrote:

Do 2020 GM's have hitch labels ?


I just went out and looked at my truck. There isn't any kind of sticker on the hitch receiver at all. All I can tell you about it is it's a Class 5 hitch and has the 2 1/2" receiver and a 2" sleeve that comes with it.

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General class V is rated 1200/12000 weight carrying and 1700/17000 wd. So that’s the “worst” it could be rated.
Real world we pull 16klb loaded flat decks everywhere with everything on them. Usually not a lack of tongue weight either.
You don’t have to worry about any bumper pull RV behind it.

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