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by Fire House 6 [OP] » Jul 25 2012, 7:28pm
by tankrat » Jul 26 2012, 6:22pm
by Z15 » Jul 26 2012, 6:43pm
by RNGRDVE » Jul 26 2012, 8:40pm
by RNGRDVE » Jul 26 2012, 8:42pm
Z15 wrote: Keep in mind this figure includes the truck + driver + trailer + passengers + trailer cargo + truck cargo + fuel. It does not mean you can tow a 9300 lb trailer.
by tankrat » Jul 27 2012, 2:01am
by RNGRDVE » Jul 27 2012, 12:29pm
by Iceman83 » Jul 29 2012, 12:16am
by dhaynie » Jul 29 2012, 1:15am
by fz1rider » Oct 21 2012, 4:02am
Z15 wrote:IMO using the spec's you are overloaded for the 1500. 6700+5000 (trruck) = overweight.
I only have a 2012 brochure to go by and the max tow rating of any 5.3L 1500 4x4 is 9300 lbs with 3.42 so its probably 9400-9600 with 3.73. Keep in mind this figure includes the truck + driver + trailer + passengers + trailer cargo + truck cargo + fuel. It does not mean you can tow a 9300 lb trailer.
Also keep in mind you never want to be at capacity, you want a 10%-15% cushion.
My nephew bought a tandem axle travel trailer last fall and pulled it a few times with his 2007 NBS 5.3L CC. He towed it OK but he said he was not comfortable driving the truck on windy days or in heavy traffic as it was hard to control the trailer. After about 5 trips he upgraded to a 2012 2500HD CC 6.0L. and he says its a big difference.
Keep in mind if its determined you are over-loaded and involved in a accident, you could be at fault. If you are exceeding the design of the vehicle, insurance companies might say you are to blame and not pay. Check with you agent to protect yourself and be truthful in what you are towing.
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