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I'll check the owners manual, of course, but I'm lazy right now so I'll also ask if any of you out there already know the answer.

I'm driving a 2002 GMC 2500HD duramax 4x4. I've been pulling a travel trailer with a GVWR of 7,400 lbs and a loaded weight of around 6,000 lbs.

I'm thinking of buying a new trailer. The one I have my heart set on has a GVWR of 10,800 lbs and a slide toward the forward end, giving it a hitch weight according to the mfg of 1,100 lbs.

I don't know the GCWR of my truck. I also don't know the hitch rating on a standard 2002 GMC 2500HD dmax 4x4.

Am I ok?
 

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I believe the 2002 load ratings are the same as my 2006 HD.

Here are the ratings for my 2006 truck.

GVWR: 9,200 lbs
GCWR: 22,000 lbs
Max Trailer Wt: 12,000 lbs (bumper pull)

Stock Platform Hitch Receiver Ratings
Weight Carrying: 7,500 lbs (Max tongue Wt 750 lbs)
Weight Distributing: 12,000 lbs (Max tongue wt 1,440 lbs)

You should be OK with your current trailer as far as the stock hitch is concerned. You will need a weight distributing hitch for the new trailer with 10,800 lbs GVWR. This will also require electric trailer brakes if you don't already have them on your current trailer.

Additionally, you may want to replace the stock platform receiver with a beefier one if you plan to tow a lot. The stock hitch has given problems to others in this forum when towing heavy loads. A Reese Tow Beast Class V receiver is rated for 12,000 lbs dead weight and 14,000 lbs with a weight distributing (load equalizing) hitch.
 
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