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chevy hitch

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by ABES, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    i just bought a new (to me) 1999 chevy K2500HD c.b.s. the problem is whoever traded the truck in took the trailer hitch off it before they traded it in. i was looking at new ones and i am a little confused on what class i need. does anybody know how much a class 3 or 4 is rated for??? thanks in advance for all the replies.
     
  2. 4prrdu

    4prrdu Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    hitch classes

    Look at www.reesetowpower.com in the information section. There is a chart that give all the weight capacity information for the different class hitches.
     
  3. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    so it looks like the class 4 is the better choice...what do all you guys have on your trucks???
     
  4. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    anybody???
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Class 3 500/5000 WC 1000/10000 WD some are 600/6000 WC 1200/12000 WD
    Class 4 750/7500 WC 1200/12000 WD
    Class 5 1000/12000 WC 1700/14000 WD

    They all differ slightly and all carry the "not to exceed manufacturers suggest maximum weight rating"

    Chevy had some problems with the factory hitch when it first came out, modified it the first year. Reese, Drawtite, Hidden Hitch, Sure-pull they're all the same. Made by Cequent with different stickers, sorta the DD of the hitch industry. They all have hitches that don't attach to the bumper. Curt is making the factory hitch.

    The new Chevy 08 3500s have a 2 1/2 inch receiver tube.
     
  6. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    i think a class 4 will work out perfect for me thanks for the help i appreciate it.
     
  7. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    hello. I just was on the reese site and i found a hitch selector. They are showing,(for your truck) a class 2 up to even a 5 which is rated up to 12-14000 lbs. You might not need that much but check it out on their site.
     
  8. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    i picked up a brand new class 5 for $60 on craigslist my question now is how many bolts is there supposed to be to hold this on. on the hitch there is 4 1/2" bolts and then like 4 more 1" round holes

    thanks
     
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    who makes the hitch? what is the model number?
     
  10. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    figured it out there was 3 bolts on each side so a total of 6.