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U-Haul: 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4DR 4 Wheel Drive 6 Foot Bed trailer hitch components

Hitch receiver


Round Tube Rec. (Powder Coat)

  • Class 3 hitch
  • Max weight: 5,000 lbs, Max distribution weight: 7,500 lbs
  • Part number: 78179
  • Hitch Installation Guide - Model 78179

  • Hitch image shown is for display purposes only and may not reflect the actual hitch for this vehicle.


Ball Mount

  • Ball mount for 2" receivers. 2-1/4" drop with 7-1/2" length.
  • Trailer weight capacity: 7500 lbs.
  • Tongue weight capacity: 750 lbs.
  • Part number: 13111


Hitch Ball

  • 2" ball x 1" shank. Shank Length 2-3/16".
  • Trailer weight capacity: 7,500 lbs.
  • Part number: 4944


Pin Clip

Class III Pin & Clip

  • Fits Class III receiver style hitches.
  • 5/8" Diameter
  • Part number: 3131



  • These connectors are plug in simple. Right into the connector that came with your vehicle.
  • Part number: 30955


  • Total: $200.49

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