Originally Posted by silverta16
snip..... Will I need a WD hitch just to get it home or can it handle it?.
Based on the information provided, IMO yes, you need a WDH to safety tow the trailer home, even under ideal towing conditions (which aren't guaranteed). A sway control device would be recommended as well for the tow home.
My opinion is based on the following:
* The dry weights stated are "published" weights, not factory weights (yellow sticker) which are heavier. If purchased from private owner it will weigh even more.
* The 2008 Silverado will be the tow vehicle with standard OEM receiver (I believe is 600lbs maximum "Weight Carrying").
IMO the tongue weight that will be placed on the hitch ball of the Silverado will effect the TV's front suspension and possibly compromise TV steering and/or handling.