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gmckenzie

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Posted: 03/20/16 12:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:


If the truck isn't here yet, talk to the dealer and see if they can switch you to a 3/4ton. Cost shouldn't be a much more and will give you more room to spare


The payload on some of the 3/4 ton's is not that much more. Be sure of the payload rating before upgrading.

The Max trailer package is a good upgrade and really reduces the advantage of going 3/4 ton.


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HappyTrails2U2

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Posted: 03/20/16 05:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you listen to a lot of people they'd have you towing a motorcycle trailer with a diesel dually. I towed a 34ft. 7,500 lb. trailer with our Chevy Silverado 1500 all over the south with no problems. Keep your speed below at 65 mph or below and you'll never have a problem.

You will use your truck 90 percent of the time not towing anything so why shackle yourself with a monster truck for towing something under 8,000 pounds?


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You are probably OK but right at the limit. As noted, it might tow that weight, but your limiting factor is the payload capacity. I have a RAM with a 10,300 tow rating, but ONLY a 1450 payload capacity. You put a hitch on at 500 plus lbs then a 150 lb WDH , then the two 100 lb dogs in the crewcab and the 280 between the significant other and I and fill up a 32 gallon gas tank at 8 lbs a gallon of gas and well, you can do the math. I'm there.

What will your math look like? And so, I can theoretically tow 10,300 but one I always want a cushion and two my capacity is the limiting factor. I want camping to be fun and not be worried as the trailer makes me a nervous wreck while driving it across country. How many slide outs, couches and islands in the middle of the living space can a person want camping. So, I'm looking at 27 foot max including tongue and 500 lb hitch weights and end up in the 5,000 dry weight range.

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For the initial trips we rented. We tried 3 different sizes and configurations. We bought a used trailer last year and there was no buyers remorse. When I ran the numbers I assumed my TV would be fully loaded and at capacity. My limiting factor is my TV, which for the other 90% of my driving time is perfect, so buying a larger TV was not part of the equation. With only 2 adults we bought the smallest trailer that fit our needs. I'm not right up against my trucks specs.

* This post was edited 03/30/16 06:37am by budgiedome *

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Posted: 06/21/19 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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