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What is the max towing on my truck?

What is the max towing on my truck?

Postby Glen4X4 [OP] » Jun 07 2013, 12:07am

I was trying to find out, and it sound like 5k is my max but that sounds low for a full size truck, I could do that with the Explorer. The truck has the factory supplied hitch on it, I have the 5.3 with 3.73 axles and its a 1500. I was going to start using it to tow the Explorer to wheeling events so I don't have to worry about breakage, will this truck be okay pulling a flat bed car trailer with a 4+k SUV on it?
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Re: What is the max towing on my truck?

Postby allterrainjoe » Jun 07 2013, 12:21am

You can check your manual here 2003 Silverado Manual Hope it helps.
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Re: What is the max towing on my truck?

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Re: What is the max towing on my truck?

Postby bowhunterchris » Jun 21 2013, 6:23pm

I have an 03 Sierra with 5.3, 3.73, factory receiver hitch. Max tow weight is 8,800 traditional, 7700 fifth wheel. Im pulling a 4500lbs tractor this weekend and total weight will be roughly 5500 with trailer. But no trailer breaks :shock:
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Re: What is the max towing on my truck?

Postby Glen4X4 [OP] » Aug 01 2013, 6:09am

Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry work was busy and didn't have much free time to reply! You guys are awesome. Tomorrow I'll be towing, a 16 ft enclosed trailer filled with house hold stuff, and this trailer isn't equipped with brakes so I'll be takin'er easy, the rear of the truck sure is sagging now lol, glad I'm not still using the Explorer for this stuff.
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Re: What is the max towing on my truck?

Postby wildchevy » Aug 01 2013, 6:15am

bowhunterchris wrote:I have an 03 Sierra with 5.3, 3.73, factory receiver hitch. Max tow weight is 8,800 traditional, 7700 fifth wheel. Im pulling a 4500lbs tractor this weekend and total weight will be roughly 5500 with trailer. But no trailer breaks :shock:

That is dangerous, and not a good idea. The legal weight limit for a non brake equipped trailer in my state is 3000 lbs anything more and trailer brakes are required, cause a injury or death and your looking at serious jail time and fines.
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Re: What is the max towing on my truck?

Postby Stoodostrich9 » Aug 01 2013, 6:16am

its doing that cali lean :D
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Re: What is the max towing on my truck?

Postby Glen4X4 [OP] » Aug 01 2013, 6:20am

Stoodostrich9 wrote:its doing that cali lean :D


That's one way to put it! :D
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Re: What is the max towing on my truck?

Postby #32 » Aug 01 2013, 1:19pm

Please take a look at the quote guidelines at the below link.

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