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Tow Package Recommendation for a 2008 Chevy Silverado 1500

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Have a 2008 Chevy silverado 1500 4wd. Looking to tow a travel trailer weighing 4800lbs.

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Sounds like you are looking for everything you would need to tow a travel trailer that weighs 4,800 lbs.

First you would need to start with a hitch if you do not have one already. The Curt part # 13322 is the most popular option we offer.

Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

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

You should also have a 7-way at the rear of your truck, but in case it is missing you would want the part # PK11916.

For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is our best selling brake controller because of how well it works and how easy it is to setup. This is a proportional brake controller that senses the amount of braking the tow vehicle is applying and applies a proportionate amount to the trailer brakes.

No plug is present under the dash, but the needed wires are already run. You will connect the brake controller wiring with the vehicle wiring already present under the dash.

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