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I have a 2014 Silverado 5.3L V8 with tow capacity of 9700# and payload capacity of 1638# according to the sticker on the door jamb. I tow my camper with it, which fully loaded weighs close to 9500#. I know I’m at the upper end of my tow rating, but I’ve never felt uncomfortable while towing. I’m thinking of getting a Toyota Tundra. As long as the tow capacity and payload capacity is the same or exceeds that of my Silverado, shouldn’t I expect roughly the same experience towing? I want to make sure the Tundra would be up to the task. Thanks.

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I think the payload capacity of the Tundra is less than the Chevy.
Also check the rear axel ratio.
Tundra's are thirsty beasts.

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plasticmaster wrote:

I have a 2014 Silverado 5.3L V8 with tow capacity of 9700# and payload capacity of 1638# according to the sticker on the door jamb. I tow my camper with it, which fully loaded weighs close to 9500#. I know I’m at the upper end of my tow rating, but I’ve never felt uncomfortable while towing. I’m thinking of getting a Toyota Tundra. As long as the tow capacity and payload capacity is the same or exceeds that of my Silverado, shouldn’t I expect roughly the same experience towing? I want to make sure the Tundra would be up to the task. Thanks.


I have never seen a Silverado 1500 with a 1,600 payload-but I will take your word for it. In the real world-you are really should look in to a 2500.

The Tundra will not be any better.

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The few times I've been in a pinch and towed with my Sequoia, I've been surprised at how well it towed..in general and on the odd occasion when the trailer was bigger than the Sequoia should have been towing.

...so, if ratings are equal, a Tundra might be a better choice than a Silverado 1500: but as noted, the OP probably needs to look at a 2500


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I have never seen a Silverado 1500 with a 1,600 payload-but I will take your word for it. In the real world-you are really should look in to a 2500.

The Tundra will not be any better.


More like the majority of them have 1600lbs or more payload rating....even my loaded crew cab 6.5' bed Z71 has just over 1600lb rating. And the only option left that could add more weight would be if it had the 6.2.


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plasticmaster wrote:

I have a 2014 Silverado 5.3L V8 with tow capacity of 9700# and payload capacity of 1638# according to the sticker on the door jamb. I tow my camper with it, which fully loaded weighs close to 9500#. I know I’m at the upper end of my tow rating, but I’ve never felt uncomfortable while towing. I’m thinking of getting a Toyota Tundra. As long as the tow capacity and payload capacity is the same or exceeds that of my Silverado, shouldn’t I expect roughly the same experience towing? I want to make sure the Tundra would be up to the task. Thanks.


Assuming it's a new(ish) 10speed model with the 5.7, it will pull a little better than your 2014. No reason to believe it won't handle the load about the same.

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"I have never seen a Silverado 1500 with a 1,600 payload-but I will take your word for it. In the real world-you are really should look in to a 2500."

My payload is 1,712, CKNSLS.

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* This post was edited 08/12/22 03:55pm by Lwiddis *


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Had a Tundra and it was strong but loved its gas. I think it had a 11000 pound tow capacity. Just be careful of the payload capacity. 1600-1740

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Chevy 2500 HD or 3500 HD to be safe.

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My 2014 1500 is just shy of 2000 lbs per door sticker. I've run down the road per dot scale close to 8400 with out issues.
With that said, iirc Toyota used a 10.5" rear ring gear vs 9.5 or 8.5 in my case, as I have a V6, not an 8. Also typically a 4.10 ratio. Trans gears are taller overall. Reality, the GM typical 3.42 ratio and 4.5 2st gear in trans may be lower overall.
Reality, both should be similar in handling, power can vary due to many factors.

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