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Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1997 GMC C/K 2500 Series Pickup Truck with Step Bumper


class v trailer hitch 1997 GMC 2500 extra cab , long bed with factory step bumper . I received 1 from another seller 15510 and no way this will work . Had one on my truck was old rusty didnt know what class are who made it . Rounded off a nut so cut it with tourch not caring about the hitch , MISTAKE , then I couldnt put it back on to go to the track . LOL . Called and they want me to call back Monday and have all of us on the line to see what I need . Please tell me what hitch I need . Then I can return this 1 and get the 1 I need . New trailer being built in GA. will be ready in about 10 days NEED TO BE READY . I also bought the 2 5/16 ball 2inch x 2inch for the receiver . HELP !! The one I got was my mistake not theres . I saw 34 inch frame and bolt to bolt was about 34 inches on mine . MY BAD not theirs


Expert Reply:

Yes the 34 inch frame indicates (usually) a cab and chassis model truck. For a regular pickup version of your 1997 GMC C/K 2500 I have included a link to the hitches that will fit. The most popular option is # C14081. It is rated for 1,000 pounds tongue weight and 10,000 pounds gross trailer weight. When using weight distribution it is rated for 1,200 pounds tongue weight and 12,000 pounds gross trailer weight. I have linked a video showing how it installs.

It sounds like you have everything else but just in case I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # EBMK2416. It comes with a ball mount with a 3 inch rise or 4 inch drop, 2 balls, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

If you need to add trailer wiring you can use # 118315 to add a 4-Way flat.

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