Hello! Hoping to get some help cracking to code on towing capacities. Currently own a 2011 Chevy Suburban 4wd. Book says max trailer weight is 5,500lbs. Hitch says max trailer is 5,000lbs with 600lb tongue weight. Adding weight distribution hitch increases these numbers to 10,000lb max trailer and 1,000lb max tongue. Currently own a 1994 S&H Thundercloud 3 horse trailer. GVWR is 7,000lbs. Dual axle with each being 3,500lbs. Called S&H to get an idea of trailer weight. Data isn't around for trailers this old, but an approximation is 2,700-3,500lbs. This estimates tongue weight between 836-1083lbs. If I'm understanding all of this correctly, this Suburban should not haul this trailer loaded down with horses. Even with weight distribution, the trailer weight loaded will exceed the 5,500lbs the book says the Burb should haul, right? If all of this is correct, then we need either a different trailer or vehicle. Currently looking at a 1999 Suburban 2500 6.5L diesel. It has a GVWR of 8,600lbs and according to my searches, a towing capacity of 9,760lbs????? I'd love for someone to be able to confirm or correct this! We have to keep the Suburban size as we have 6 children. Would the 2500 Suburban tow the 7,000lb horse trailer assuming it had an adequate hitch? What about with 8-9 people inside & some luggage? Just want to be sure that if we do this, we aren't doing it again in another year. I truly need to understand what all these numbers mean. Thanks for any help you can provide!