Originally Posted by Dadof4Girls
The hitch is rated for 1000 lbs tongue weight. The sticker next to the receiver has this limit. The owners manual is referencing a 15% tongue weight incorrectly.
He only has a 1500, thus the 1000 tongue weight.
This is the quote from the owner manual copied and pasted:
The trailer tongue weight (A) should be 10 percent
to 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight, up to
a maximum of 600 lbs (272 kg) with a weight
carrying hitch. The trailer tongue weight (A) should
be 10 percent to 15 percent of the total loaded
trailer weight, up to a maximum of 1,000 lbs
(453 kg) for the 1500 series and up to a maximum
of 1,500 lbs (680 kg) for the 2500 series with a
weight distributing hitch.
Thus I stand by my statement that a 2500 series Yukon/Suburban can carry 1500 lbs with a WD hitch.
Just looked at a 2011 manual and here are the new numbers:
Vehicle Series Hitch Type
1500 Weight Carrying 272 kg (600 lbs)
2500 Weight Carrying 453 kg (1,000 lbs)
1500 Weight Distributing 499 kg (1,100 lbs)
2500 Weight Distributing 680 kg (1,500 lbs)
Here is the link for the Suburban (same as Yukon): http://www.chevrolet.com/assets/pdf/...2k11tahsub.pdf
It is page 9-85 in the paper book or 369 in the PDF I've linked to.