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Old 02-14-2016, 05:11 PM   #1
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:15 PM   #2
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typically the tongue weight is about 15%of the total weight of the trailer ... look at the trailer weight and divide by that and you should know what weight distribution you would need, and I would get them regardless of whether your truck could handle it without them
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Without knowing the specifications on your TT, or your truck it is hard to give a good informed opinion.
However, as a general rule of thumb, your GMC 1/2 ton shouldn't have any issues towing most TT up to 25 foot. As I said, this is a general rule of thumb even though the industry is building these ultra lites with weights well in the range of the 150/1500 class pickups. The only issue then becomes the length of the trailer being two long for a lightweight soft suspension truck.

However, back on topic. My opinion, is get a WDH. It will definitely help matters and certainly won't hurt. In addition, you may look for one with integrated sway control or the add on anti sway bar(s). It certainly won't hurt anything and it will make your towing experience much more enjoyable and comfortable.
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Welcome to the forum. Info is limited but I would use a WD system with that combo.
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