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Postby judsonlimited » Apr 21 2017, 12:31am

Woah. Sorry


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Postby 13rado » Apr 21 2017, 12:50am

Is this a F**d forum or GM? That truck would prolly drag that camper up a mountain!


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Postby bootstrap » Apr 21 2017, 12:31pm

I feel like 1500's are a bit over rated and 2500HD's are a bit under rated, depending on year. I would not try to haul a 10,000lbs camper with a 1/2 ton unless I just needed to move it down the street or across town, or maybe one time to a permanent camp site not too far away on relatively flat ground.
But because of the much stronger frames, bigger brakes, stronger springs, etc that equate to much higher payload, a 2500HD can safely and legally tow above their rated capacity to a certain extent. And like I said, every scenario is different. My gooseneck is in the neighborhood of 13,000 lbs but I wouldn't want to tow a 13,000 lbs camper.
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Postby roadjunkie » Apr 22 2017, 7:01pm

esox07 wrote:I agree with all of the above. You should be looking at campers no more than around 5-6000 lbs dry weight. Expecially if you will be towing it very far or up and down hills/mountains.


I have an '05 GMC with the 5.3L (LM7) engine and 3.23 gears. I had a hard time towing a 3215 pound trailer (dry weight) 60 miles back to my home. I recently swapped gears for 4.10 but need to put some miles on it before I tow to keep gear swap warranty intact.

I think anything over 5000 pounds would be a miserable experience in the long run.
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