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Old 10-29-2008, 04:16 PM
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Hello all. I have an 88 Chevy K2500 ext cab Automatic, 6 lug, 14 Bolt 3.73 rear axle, trans cooler, oil cooler, 350 V8 TBI, Reese hitch...
HOW can I find out the GVWR or GCWR. I just want to know how much weight I can put in the bed of my truck (how much my camper can weigh). I know enough to go and weigh the truck at the scales, but I don't know what to subtract it from. I have found several variations of a K2500 due to frame, brake size, 10 bolt/14 bolt rear-end, 3.71 or 4.10 gears, frame thickness, etc. Is there somewhere I can just provide my VIN and get the answer? (the tag on the door is gone, and it doesn't say in the owner's manual).

Any help would be great.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:25 AM
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There are a couple of answers to your question. The gross vehicle weight should be listed on the registration of your truck. Normaly for a 3/4 ton that would be 8000 pounds and you would subtract the trucks light weight from that. That weight should also be listed on the registration. That is legaly what your truck can haul. You can purchase extra tonage when you licence your truck and raise that number if you like, however I wouldn't go much over 10,000 pounds because then you would be hauling more weight that your truck is designed to haul. Towing is a completely different number though and that number would vary with what kind of brakes that the trailers has and what class hitch you have. Hope this helps. WES
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Thanks WES. Appreciate it.
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What class hitch for camper

Hi, I just purchased a 70 C/20 a few weeks ago.

Here are my questions:

1. What class hitch for towing a camper (approx 25 feet long)
2. The Chevy has a step bumper on it - is there a hitch ready to install that works with this type of bumper?
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This is the unit I was considering for the tow package:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/class-iii-h...0d16352y1970j1
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I did some hunting Mark and came up with this link. http://www.ehow.com/info_8074585_pay...0-pick-up.html It looks like combined truck and trailer is 12K but truck and camper would be less. The newer campers are somewhat lighter than the old ones though.

Dabbler That style of hitch should let you tow anything (and more) that the truck will handle without hitch issues. You might be able to buy one locally for a more reasonable price and not have to pay shipping though. If you can't find one, Wes is pretty good at sourcing about anything related to these trucks through his connections. Here is the list from O'Reilly's that shows several options http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...971&vi=1405426
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