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I am contemplating borrowing my parents 24', ~6,000 lb travel trailer and towing it from Florida home to Colorado for the summer. I have a 17 CCSB LTZ, my dad tows with a 15 CCSB LT (both with stock suspension, 5.3's and 3.42's) but does not use a WDH. I want to use a WDH, but do not have the luxury of having the trailer here, and I really don't want to deal with buying a hitch while on vacation.

 

Can anyone tell me what I need to buy so I will have enough adjustability when I hook up to drag it home? My preference would be to buy a used hitch of the Craigslist because it won't get used to much by me. Can any reputable branded 8000 lb setup with sway control bars work? I am mostly concerned about the right hitch height/hitch drop to start with. I assume a lot of people on here use their half ton to pull trailers of this size. 

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On 1/4/2021 at 10:53 PM, benny12 said:

I am contemplating borrowing my parents 24', ~6,000 lb travel trailer and towing it from Florida home to Colorado for the summer. I have a 17 CCSB LTZ, my dad tows with a 15 CCSB LT (both with stock suspension, 5.3's and 3.42's) but does not use a WDH. I want to use a WDH, but do not have the luxury of having the trailer here, and I really don't want to deal with buying a hitch while on vacation.

 

Can anyone tell me what I need to buy so I will have enough adjustability when I hook up to drag it home? My preference would be to buy a used hitch of the Craigslist because it won't get used to much by me. Can any reputable branded 8000 lb setup with sway control bars work? I am mostly concerned about the right hitch height/hitch drop to start with. I assume a lot of people on here use their half ton to pull trailers of this size. 

Any major WDH will work. Just make sure you know your tongue weight ( go to a CAT scale preferably ) or estimate 12-15% of total loaded trailer weight for tongue weight.  Just be careful of your payload and understand how that works (usually you run out of payload before towing capacity). 6000lbs seems like you could be pushing that truck depending on what you have loaded down in the tow vehicle. (Not that the engine couldn't do it, just close to your GVWR) I personally have the R3 1000 WDH. I like it because there are no chains, the sway control is built in not on a side bar, and its quiet, like zero squeaking or creaking.

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