Now open your truck manual, pull out your gvwr and gcwr as well as your rear Gawr. Gvwr is gross vehicle weight rating. This means the most your truck can weigh with occupants, pets, cargo, pin weight, fuel, etc. The gcwr is your gross combined vehicle weight rating. The combined weight of your truck and trailer need to be less than that. Rear Gawr is the gross axle weight rating of your rear axle. The weight of your loaded pin weight plus the actual hitch need to be less than that.
Ok so the very best thing to do is to load your truck up with all occupants, pets, cargo and a full tank of fuel and go weigh it at a local truck scale. See cat scales
for locations. If none are close to you, You can use a local feed store or dump station scale. At the cat scale, they have 3 scale pads. You will want to put your front axle on scale pad one, rear axle on scale pad two. The printout will give you each axle weight plus a total truck weight.
Take the total scaled truck weight and subtract it from the gcwr to get your adjusted towing capacity. This is the max weight trailer you can tow. Take the total scaled truck weight and subtract it from gcwr to get your available payload. Subtract anothef 150 lbs if you haven't installed a fiver hitch yet. This is the most pin weight you can accommodate. Now take the rear axle scaled weight and subtract it from the truck rear gawr. The loaded pin weight needs to be less than this number.
Ok now let's talk loaded weights. If this is your first trailer, you do don't know how much stuff you will load into a trailer. You can approach this two ways. You could use the trailers gvwr to calculate or you can look at averages. On average people tend to add around 1500 lbs to a trailer. Some more, some less. Your usage will vary this. You could add the 1500 lbs to the dry weight and calculate a pin weight from there. Ideal pin weight is typically 20-25% of loaded weight. To give you an idea, I'm running at 21% pin weight on my sabre rear entertainment fiver.
Let's calculate some numbers on the trailer listed.
TT to-be is Cedar Creek 36CKTS, with these listed specs:
Hitch Weight 2,407
Unloaded Vehicle Weight 12,670
Cargo Capacity 3,678
If using trailer gvwr of 16407 x 20% pin weight you get a pin weight of 3281 lbs.
If using the added weight version then unloaded weight of 12670 + 1500= 14170 lbs loaded weight.
14170 x 20% pin weight is 2834 lbs low end pin weight.
14170 x 25% pin weight is 3542 lbs higher end pin weight.
I would be pushed to capacity with my 3500 SRW chevy duramax and my loading sticker is 4000 lbs (3200 lb payload loaded ready to camp with hitch in). So no your 2500 is not going to be able to handle this trailer.