Originally Posted by ridersfan
Oh, don't worry, there's quite allot to confuse people. The 500 lbs thing isn't in any literature that comes with your truck, and it isn't stamped or stickered either. Then again, I don't think that a GCWR is anywhere either.
Only worried about the '13 when I first got it, that is why I contacted GM engineering. The 2015 I purchased two years later had the same spec on the hitch and in the manual; 800 lbs.
BUT, if you read the manual, there can be some confusions about this statement about 500 lbs max:
"If a cargo carrier is used in the
trailer hitch receiver, choose a
carrier that positions the load as
close to the vehicle as possible.
Make sure the total weight,
including the carrier, is no more than
half of the maximum allowable
tongue weight for the vehicle or
227 kg (500 lb), whichever is less."
But that is only for a hitch carrier that causes some unique torque to the hitch that you will not get with a trailer hitch with a ball.