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2010camaro

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Ive always had the Ford 460 or a V-10. Is the Chevy 6.0 big enough to tow? We haul a 18' car trailer with 4 full size quads and gear, but only once a year (About 500 miles) the rest of the time no towing or just a little trailer.

So Will the 6.0 be ok?

The motorhome is a 2009 28' Class C

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How much does the trailer weigh? What’s the tongue weight? What are the C’s numbers?


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I have a 08 6.0 pickup, a 6.0 would be slow, pulling any kind of trailer you would be slower. I use mine for small short loads works fine for me.

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I've been towing with a Express Van with the 6.0 and 4 speed trans for 8? years.
First camper 5,500 lbs and I now have an 20ft Toy hauler - 4,500 lbs, with a
motorcycle in the van and about 300lbs of stuff;

I just did a 5,000 mile trip out to Big Bend and back so flat roads and hills.

The 6.0L did great - lots of torque; Cruised at 60-65 mph and got 11.8 mpg;
For the most part the trans was locked in top gear doing 2,100 rpm, trans
steps down on hills to 2,600 rpm;

The 6 speed tows better and the change down is not so great.


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Before you consider the engine capability you need to consider what the RV is rated to tow and whether you will be within the gross weight rating and combined weight rating. Remember that the tongue weight will count against your gross weight and OCCC.


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I really think you will have no problem,as stated before it has a lot of torque and I have pulled my son in laws 16 ft trailer with a RZR and 2 dirt bikes with all equipment and fuel out to the high desert with no problems even when climbing Cajon pass to get there.

We actually passed his brothers RV on a Ford chassis V10 with similar trailer and load going up the Cajon Pass.

The other nice thing about having one on a Chevy Chassis is the added room up front,a better and quieter ride and a bit better MPG.


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The Chevy 6.0 is a great engine. The one in my 2002 Chevy work truck did great pulling 5,000 pounds while hauling about 2,000 in the truck.
The 6.0 in my 2009 Suburban tows my 7,000 pound boat at interstate speed over mountains with my family of 5 inside. I could go faster but I just set the cruise on the speed limit.
The 6.0 in my 2015 Chevy work truck handled a 9,000 pound load of bricks on a trailer while hauling about 2,000 pounds in the bed. I did overload it once with a mini-excavator on the flatbed. I think I had about 13,000 on the hitch with 2,000 in the bed. It would only go up the mountain at 35 MPH but it got it done.
The only engine related problem I ever had with any of the 3 trucks was a crank position sensor on the 2002 that cost about $70.

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2010camaro wrote:

Ive always had the Ford 460 or a V-10. Is the Chevy 6.0 big enough to tow? We haul a 18' car trailer with 4 full size quads and gear, but only once a year (About 500 miles) the rest of the time no towing or just a little trailer.

So Will the 6.0 be ok?

The motorhome is a 2009 28' Class C


A lot of the GM class C's have a 350 pound tongue weight limit, that would probably be the limiting factor on towing with one. The 6.0 itself should be fine.


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Huh? My Chevy has 500lb tongue weight.


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AJR wrote:

Huh? My Chevy has 500lb tongue weight.


As does mine,I wonder where that comes from.Can you give us where you got that info?

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