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Old 04-17-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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Well all I finally made it backfrom another 7 month deployment and I have a question about towing. I have an 06 Chevy, 2500/DA, to me it handles my rig just fine but I had one of my camping buddies tell me it looks like the rig is to heavy for my truck, I have added the Air Ride System and Bilstein Shocks, it feels fine even though I do get a little chucking at times. Anyway he got me thinking so I started looking at the 3500 which I know is more than enough which I'd rather be safe than sorry. I do see alot of people on here pulling rigs bigger thanmine with the same truck, just wanted to seewhat the general consese is and if i'm just worrying to much.



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Old 04-17-2009, 10:46 AM   #2
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I think your truck is fine to pull a 29CK. As you say there are many people pulling larger heavier trailers then yours with the same truck without any issues. Unless you just want to buy a 3500 I would not worry about what your buddy thinks and go have fun.

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Old 04-17-2009, 10:52 AM   #3
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It's fine! look on the chevy site and it will give you the towing weights.



Welcome back and thanks for your service! It allows us to know we are safe and that means a lot! Thanks again.Edited by: Chrisnan23
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
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We have pulled our CK from Belize to Alaska and from coast to coast for almosst 4 years with the 04 2500. No problem!! Unfortunately not quite the same story for the trailer.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:02 AM   #5
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I agree it is fine on what you are doing. Thanks for the service and welcome home

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Old 04-17-2009, 11:21 AM   #6
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I'm pulling a 2005 CF29RK with a 2004 Dodge 2500HD CTDwithout any problems so I don't think that you have too much trailer for the truck.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #7
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See, even a Dodge can do it....



Sorry George couldn't help it.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:08 PM   #8
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Chris run quick Nan is in a Dodge show room

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Old 04-17-2009, 12:12 PM   #9
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No she's not She dosen\'t drive. Ha... I win.
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:17 PM   #10
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I would'd drive that Furd either



I'm towing with the same truck and have never had any issues ( unless you count all those Dodges and Fords in my way ) We have had the camper and truck about as full as I would ever want or need and towed from Ohio to Taladega Al and never had any issues. You truck shouldl more more than enough.



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Old 04-17-2009, 12:20 PM   #11
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Just remember that Don lost in the truck with trailer races.



All fun aside you should have no problem.

Be better if you had a FORD but you'll be alright.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:35 PM   #12
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You are good! See what I am towing - with NO issues. I have a 2001 Silverado 2500 HD D/A - stock, too!Edited by: RKamperRV
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We have an '06 bone stock Silverado 2500HD/DA and it pulls our CF30SK effortlessly. Never had a problem or worry about the TV doing its job. We get the occasional bucking when we hit a rough road surface but it's nothing to write home about. I put the Allison in T/H, run it up to a 100 kliks (62.5MPH), set the cruise and let the computers do the work.
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Ken, Do you honestly think Tim would sell you a rig too heavy for your tow vehicle?

I concur with the others here...your tow vehicle is just fine.

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Even my good old F-250 can do it...

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Old 04-19-2009, 01:42 AM   #16
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Here are the fifth wheel tow ratings from the 2006 Chevy Brochure for the 2500 HD D/A -

Regular cab 2WD is 15,900, 4x4 is 15,600. Extended Cab 2WD is 15,700 for a short bed and 15,500 for a long bed. Ext Cab 4x4 is 15,400 SB and 14,800 LB. Crew Cab 2WD is 15,400 SB and 15,100 LB. Crew Cab 4x4 is 14,200 SB and 13,200 LB. All have a 3.73 axle ratio and 22,000 lb GCWR.
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HEH458,



Thanks for the info along with everyone else, I think I'll stay with what I have and enjoy the ride. didn't mean to ghet a truck war started andWalt you are right, Tim wouldn't do me that way.







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You didn't start a war, Us Chevy guys won that a while back



I do love towing with my truck, It's nice haveing somethingso capable.

( not that other brands wouldn't be )
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No sweat Ken! If we really want to get going we go to the truck wars thread and have fun.



The important thing is towing the CR RV and having a good time when you get there.



As far as who won the war... well...
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