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Posted: 04/13/22 03:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK I’m getting mixed reviews on towing my trailer. I have a 98 2500 Chevy diesel but I don’t plan on hauling it with that since I’m getting rid of it but I’m considering either another 2500 HD or 3500 Can I use a 3-4 ton pull the trailer safely or should I be looking at a 1 ton truck instead?
I’ve been pulling trailers all my life I also drove transfer trucks so I’m not new to towing.

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Forty feet isn’t an issue, IMO. What is the weight of the trailer loaded and ready to camp? What is the max tow weight and payload of the 2500 truck? What and who rides in the truck?


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Don’t waste your money on a three-quarter ton with that trailer, you need to definitely be in a 1 ton truck.. keep in mind, it’s not about the length, it’s all about the pin weight.

The three-quarter ton truck will fall short on the carrying capacity


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OK I’ve been looking at someone turns ones just single wheel in the back and then I glanced at a dually is that gonna really matter I prefer single tire just because I do drive the truck a lot without the trader but I’m not set on it

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Weekend Warriors were notorious for extremely heavy trailers, which were always understated by WW. I would imagine a 40 foot Full Throttle model would need a dually...at least that's what I would be looking at.


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Windowman wrote:

OK I’ve been looking at someone turns ones just single wheel in the back and then I glanced at a dually is that gonna really matter I prefer single tire just because I do drive the truck a lot without the trader but I’m not set on it


SRW also come in 1 ton

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As been said, Weekend Warriors are heavy (I speak from experience here), so if you can deal with it, go for the dually, but SRW will probably work.





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ford truck guy wrote:

Windowman wrote:

OK I’ve been looking at someone turns ones just single wheel in the back and then I glanced at a dually is that gonna really matter I prefer single tire just because I do drive the truck a lot without the trader but I’m not set on it


SRW also come in 1 ton

While true, they have nowhere near the payload capacity, nor the safety factor as a DRW. Our DRW is our daily driver and really don’t have an issue. One gets use to the hips and parking ..


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Posted: 04/14/22 12:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agree with Russ. On a 40’ TH, you may find an SRT 1 ton might appear to pull it okay, but not actually have the pin weight capacity. My 43’ TH has a 4000+ lb pin weight when loaded which, at least in 2014, required 1T DRW. It’s been our daily driver for almost 8 years now.


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2022 Crew Cab, Standard Bed 4WD, 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine:

Max GCWR = 29,700 Single, Dual 40,000

Max Conventional Trailering 20,000 Single, 20,000 Dual

Max Payload 5,343 Single, 6,838 Dual

GVWR 12,100 Single, 14,000 Dual

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating 7,250 Single, 10,500 Dual


You DO NOT NEED A DUALLY to safely, comfortably, or any other matter tow that trailer!!!!!!!!!!


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