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Hey guys ive been searching around and cannot seem to get a definitive answer. Ive read that these trucks cannot, or should not (might be a better term) use a weight distribution hitch since the factory hitches are not rated for use with a WD hitch.

Now before i get a ton messages about "i tow just fine with mine" what im wondering is if there is something from GM that says one way or the other? I called my dealership and they of course said yep it works, but i asked for something from Gm about it and was told "im sure it online". lol

Ive looked in the manual and on the hitch itself and i see no indication that its rated fr use with one. A few websites say if they are, it would say so on the hitch.
 

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If it's a class 3 hitch (receiver), you should be able to use a WD hitch. If it's a bumper/ball hitch, the only thing I read was that it could bind in sharp turns. Stop by your local camper trailer dealer and they should be able to get you pointed in the right direction. Hope this helps.:) Mac
 

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If it's a class 3 hitch (receiver), you should be able to use a WD hitch. If it's a bumper/ball hitch, the only thing I read was that it could bind in sharp turns. Stop by your local camper trailer dealer and they should be able to get you pointed in the right direction. Hope this helps.:) Mac
Thanks for the reply, I’ll go this weekend to one of the larger RV dealers here and see what they say. I did call one (to add to the confusion) and he said some class 3 (which these trucks have) are not rated to carry the extra weight/stress a WD with a heavy trailer can put on them. He said usually the hitch will show both normal tow weight and a separate listing for the same hitch with WD use.

I have the “tow package” but it def doesn’t have a WD tow rating on the hitch, only the normal tongue/weight ratings for the hitch itself.
 

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While it isn’t a diesel discussed in the article, it answers some of the questions.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2237506/chevy-colorado-enough-truck

“He described Chevy’s worst-case scenario testing, including a towing test in Death Valley on a 20-minute uphill grade at 300 feet below sea level at temperatures sometimes exceeding 120 degress Fahrenheit while carrying more than weight ratings. “Your truck is tested to take a whole lot more than you’re throwing at it,” he told me. He suggested that setup, including load distribution in the trailer and weight distribution on the tongue, is the likeliest culprit for performance issues. He recommended load bars (we already use them), and we’re also considering air bags for the suspension, which are an easy way to add stability. “You can find conditions and terrain that would stop any truck from pulling your trailer.”
 

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Like others have said, the Colorado has a class III hitch, so a WDH shouldn't be a problem. If anything, it makes towing a bit easier. I use one for my travel trailer all the time (namely for stability against crosswinds) and have never once had an issue.
 

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Hey guys ive been searching around and cannot seem to get a definitive answer. Ive read that these trucks cannot, or should not (might be a better term) use a weight distribution hitch since the factory hitches are not rated for use with a WD hitch.

Now before i get a ton messages about "i tow just fine with mine" what im wondering is if there is something from GM that says one way or the other? I called my dealership and they of course said yep it works, but i asked for something from Gm about it and was told "im sure it online". lol

Ive looked in the manual and on the hitch itself and i see no indication that its rated fr use with one. A few websites say if they are, it would say so on the hitch.
 

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In the owners manual it shows to use a weight distribution hitch. I'm new to this forum but I have a 2017 with Z71 and I use an Andersen WDH. I've been through about three other types but found that the hitch I have now does it great with very little to no sway. I've also had installed a pair of Firestone air bags to prevent bounce effect at the tongue. Just be careful on how much you tow. The safe weight max is 6200 pounds. It says it on the sticker between the doors. My trailer tow is only about 4000 pounds loaded with a tongue weight of 600 pounds. The 6200 pounds is 20% less than max tow of 7600 pounds.
 
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