Originally Posted by Howard L.
Does any know the tongue and load weight rating for the stock receiver hitch on a new 3/4 ton Chevy pickup? I would think it would be a class IV hitch rated for 1000 lb tongue and 10,000 lb load. The receiver looks beefy, but main brackets that bolt to the frame are not the gauge of metal have seen with the class IV I installed on a half ton pickup.
The receiver on my '08 is rated for 13,000/1,500 with weight distribution. They are much better than the ones use on the earlier trucks like HowieE had.
A friend of mine recently bought a '12 GMC 3/4 ton, and it's hitch is even bigger.
I've done lot's of trailering with mine and no issues.