Originally Posted by NevadaCamper
I will look into ratings of my truck. I assume this would all be in the owners manual.
The receiver rating mentioned above likely won't be in the manual, but rather on the receiver itself. You will see something like...
Weight Carrying Mode (no WD Hitch) 500/5000 = 500Lb tongue weight and 5000 Lb Trailer weight
Weight Distribution Mode (w/ WD Hitch) 1000/7500 = 1000Lb Tongue Weight and 7500Lb Trailer Weight.
Without knowing all the details of you truck and trailer, I will say that I think the swift you are looking at is a good match with a Chevy 1500. I would suggest a WD with integrated sway (i.e. Equl-i-zer) mainly for the sway control even if a WD isn't required. However depending on the trailers actual tongue weight you may be required to use a WD hitch simply to not exceed the receiver's rating.
Hope I am being clear