Originally Posted by whiterhino
Key component right there.
For the actual towing bit, but for the strength of the hitch itself, I don't think its an issue.
I know I towed about 9000lbs with that particular truck without issue. I towed my 6500lb trailer down to tellico and back, harlan and back, canada, etc.
I bought that truck use, so don't know what the ratings were, my 2000 3/4 ton dodge was 5k/10k as noted.
Glad you got it back on the road :-)