When we came to the limits of towing capacity, we wanted to know what else was out there. What could we discover off the beaten path? So, we kept going. CURT class 5 Xtra Duty hitches begin a class of their own, beyond class 4 and beyond anything the standards dictate. They are designed for the hard road where only 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks and SUVs dare to tread. They are capable of pulling almost any heavy-duty trailer, including toy haulers, dump trailers, logging trailers, gravity boxes, small yacht trailers and more (NOTE: Never exceed the lowest weight capacity of any towing component).
This particular Xtra Duty trailer hitch offers a gross trailer weight capacity of 16,000 lbs. and an extra-high tongue weight capacity of 2,400 lbs. It features a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening to accept a ball mount or hitch-mounted accessory, such as a cargo carrier or winch mount, and it is designed to be a custom-fit trailer hitch for certain years of the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Cadillac Escalade EXT, GMC Yukon or GMC Yukon XL (to verify your vehicle compatibility, see the CURT application guide at curtmfg.com). For a little extra towing power and stability, this class 5 hitch can also be used in combination with a weight distribution system, increasing its gross trailer weight capacity up to 17,000 lbs.
In our drive to create a more powerful hitch, CURT has not neglected the finer details. Our class 5 trailer hitches are welded with precision and go through multiple stages of cleaning to create a smooth surface that is ready to accept our co-cured finish. To protect them from corrosion, chipping and UV damage, these hitches are coated first in a liquid Bonderite coating and then finished in a high-quality black carbide powder coat. They come with grade 8 mounting hardware for solid installation and are backed with a one-year finish warranty and overall limited lifetime warranty.
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This is a very well built hitch. Curt should work on their packaging though. My hitch was just put in a box twice as big as the hitch and by the time it got to me it was hanging out the side of the box and the paint is all chipped and scuffed from banging around. Other than that I am happy with this hitch.
Tremendous upgrade from the factory hitch
I used the Curt Class 5 Xtra Duty to replace the very rusted OEM round tube hitch on my 2003 GMC Yukon (a hitch that with a reputation for failure, weakness, and defective welds). The difference between the two hitches was dramatic. The welds and finish were exemplary. The Curt probably weighed more than double what the OEM hitch weighed. The thickness of the steel was beyond confidence-inspiring. I have no doubt that the frame of the truck would fail before this hitch did. As an engineer, I evaluate products with a very critical eye and I can find almost nothing negative to say about this one. Note: Although not recommended or approved by Curt, if you are replacing a factory hitch, you can reuse the factory 14mm factory bolts and nuts in all six mounting locations (rather than just in the two highest stress points identified in the Curt instructions). These bolts are larger in diameter than the Curt-supplied 1/2" bolts, tighten to a 15% higher torque spec, fit more snugly in the vehicle frame and hitch mounting holes, and use the same 21mm socket for each.
Curt XD Trailer #15324
I recently had my OEM hitch on my 2003 Yukon Xl bend while using my weight distribution hitch, Time to go shopping and came across the Curt XD hitch and liked what I saw. Install was fast and seamless, VERY well built hitch, standard reciever 2" which means I do not have to replace all my recievers $$$. Now I found 2 things that I did not like but was easy to resolve. 1) They had no prevision for my oem 7 way plug to attach. 2) The reciever mount to short by 1/4 of a inch clearance to install my rubber reciever cover around the mount. Both issues were easly to resolve. Over all this hitch is a good chioce and will see many years of use.