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Travel Trailer w/ a 1/2 ton, what's realistic?

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Hi all.

My wife and I bought a pop up camper during COVID and are looking to upgrade to a travel trailer. I've been trying to stay around 32 feet or less and about 6,000 lbs. I recently bought a '22 Silverado RST crew cab w/ a short bed and a 5.3 v8. Towing capacity is 9,200 lbs.

For the most part we camp state parks within a couple hours of the house but wouldn't mind venturing out a little further. We live in Ohio so no mountains here but if we were to go south through West Virginia or Tennessee we could hit mountains if we went that route.

Is this a realistic set up? Am I pushing the limits too far with a 1/2 ton and a trailer of this size or should I be looking at something smaller? The camper we like is pretty much right at 6k.
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It'll handle that easy peasy. But can you?

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I like the idea of a Hensley Arrow or a Pro Pride hitch. They even have great financing now! the SFL sun not getting used so it needs to fit in the garage.
What part of Florida do you call home? Port Saint Lucie here.
A Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride hitch will greatly reduce or eliminate getting pushed around by semi trucks. Lot less expensive than a new truck.
I upgraded from a 1500 after pulling a roughly 4000lb cargo trailer, and feeling like it was a lot of work for the truck.
What kind of 1500 was that?
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