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I believe that the 4000# limit is without a weight distribution hitch. The sticker on the hitch should specify that.

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The hitch can't be upgraded, and the issue is a 400 pound hitch weight limit unless you have a WD hitch. I have a 3500 pound trailer, and use a WD hitch and love it. Run a search and you'll discover a recent discussion about brands and styles of WD hitches.
 

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I believe it's 400 TW and 4000 HW w/o WD Hitch. Add the WD hitch and it becomes 720 TW and 7200 HW(this is off the top of my head). Keep in mind that this hitch is applied to all TB's/Envoys & of course Rainiers and is not the recommended weight maximum for your specific vehicle. Your owners manual has the proper limits for your own vehicle.
 

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The wording on the label is: "4000 lbs trailer load capacity, 7600 lbs with weight distribution. But, see owners manual for vehicle towing capacity".

The way this is worded, it looks like the label on the hitch, refers only to the hitch as if it was bolted to a concrete wall.

It also infers that the owners manual takes precidence over the label.

In any case, this label only confuses the issue.

Steve L.
 

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TB Towing

Sorry if this is a repeat, new here. I tow an 8500# trailer with a Silverado with V8, towing package, W/D hitch for occasional use - twice a year. Want to downsize the tow vehicle, thinking about 2010 TB with V8, 3.42 gears and same hitch and trans cooler. I realize the wheelbase will affect the handling somewhat, but for occasional use, will the TB do it comfortably?
 

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I do use a weight distributing hitch rated at TW 1,000 and GTW (Gross Trailer wt?) of 10,000# and a good brake controller. I could use a 3.73 rear to increase towing capacity, but I do see your point about potentially exceeding the capacity of the vehicle. If I chose the 2009 TB with factory towing package, what do you think that maximum would be? What does the TB weigh? As I mentioned, my trailer is 8500#.
Thanks for your input, just what I needed from someone who’s been there. Maybe I’m looking at a Tahoe?
 
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