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herbert007

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Posted: 12/19/20 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was thinking of towing a 2005 Silverado 4WD 3500. I have a 2006 Winnebago Voyage 31 with triton V10. I don't plan in travelling very far and would welcome any comments and suggestions such as tow bars etc.

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What is the Voyage’s max tow weight? What does your 3500 weigh?


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Well, the 3500 will weigh in at 6700 lbs. I don't know what teh capacity of the Voyage is. I looked at the brochure, but it doesn't specify. Best check out the label in the RV to see what it specifies. Voyage Brochure

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If it were me, I would verify towing capacity before investing any money in a tow bar. It isn't just about your hitch weight capacity. You don't want to risk damaging your transmission. You might be able to pull it but are you going to be able to stop it; i.e. are your brakes rated to handle that much load.


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Posted: 12/20/20 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's just too heavy.


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Posted: 12/20/20 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The most popular pickup truck as a toad is the Ford F-150. Be sure you check to see if yours is towable. You can go to the Blue Ox website and see if the Silverado is listed. If it's not there it is likely not. If it is listed there you can do some further research to see what has to be done to get it ready.
If it's really 6700# as mentioned above, many tow hitches on RV's are only rated for 5000#. Your coach combined capacity will also need to be verified for safe and legal towing. It that all works out, be sure to make arrangement for a proper braking system for the PU as well.


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Brochure weights are approximate. Take a picture of the MH’s sticker and please post it.

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Posted: 12/20/20 09:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thx for all the input. I have some work to do. Merry Christmas and stay safe

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Posted: 12/20/20 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The truck might have more towing capacity than the motor home!!

I do know a fellow who towed a full size Dodge Pickup behind a 43 foot Dutch Star with a Diesel engine !


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Posted: 12/20/20 09:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not ideal. You’re taking on quite a load for a V-10.

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