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sooooo confused: Towing Safely

sooooo confused: Towing Safely

Postby radarlove [OP] » Aug 12 2012, 4:08pm

Hi all.I'm new to this site so any help is appreciated. I've looked all over but get different figures. I have a 2007 silverado classic, crew cab,2wd,short box,4.8L vortec,auto tranny,3.23 gears,it has a trailer plug and hitch but not sure if it has actual towing package from factory. I can't find this model in the manual? My wife and I are looking at an expandable trailer but not sure what my truck is capable of towing safely. Thanks again for any help.
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Postby Machster69 » Aug 12 2012, 4:27pm

Dont know your exact #s. but how heavy is the trailer your looking at?
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Re: sooooo confused: Towing Safely

Postby allterrainjoe » Aug 12 2012, 4:34pm

Weight of the Trailer
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For
example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside
temperature and how much your vehicle is used to
pull a trailer are all important. It can also depend
on any special equipment that you have on
your vehicle, and the amount of tongue weight the
vehicle can carry. See “Weight of the Trailer
Tongue” later in this section for more information.
Maximum trailer weight is calculated assuming
only the driver is in the tow vehicle and it has all
the required trailering equipment. The weight
of additional optional equipment, passengers and
cargo in the tow vehicle must be subtracted
from the maximum trailer weight.
Above the 5,000 lbs (2 268 kg) trailer rating, the
handling/trailering suspension is required on
two-wheel drive 1500 series models and the
handling/trailering or off-road suspension is
required on four-wheel drive 1500 series models
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Postby Carmelsteve » Aug 12 2012, 6:34pm

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Re: sooooo confused: Towing Safely

Postby allterrainjoe » Aug 12 2012, 6:50pm

^^^ that weight looks like its for a reg. cab not a crew. I don't see his truck on here. But I could be wrong ....;)
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Re: sooooo confused: Towing Safely

Postby radarlove [OP] » Aug 12 2012, 10:07pm

the camper in question is a jayco 17z. the weight is roughly 2900 lbs dry.
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Postby Machster69 » Aug 12 2012, 10:10pm

Your easily capable of towing 2900... My 2 year old tows that behind her battery jeep...
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Re: sooooo confused: Towing Safely

Postby radarlove [OP] » Aug 12 2012, 10:30pm

got a good laugh there. thanks. just wanna be safe. I am sure we will be adding 1000 lbs of stuff before its all said and done.
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Postby Machster69 » Aug 12 2012, 10:35pm

Ide still say your good bro, i find that stopping is generally the issue for heavy trailers, and keeping the trans cool. But i feel your good to go!
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Postby allterrainjoe » Aug 12 2012, 10:36pm

Yeah, your good to go...have fun lol..
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