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Old 04-07-2021, 06:27 AM   #1
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Whatís your TVís tow rating and how much are you towing with it?

Iím deciding between a couple of setups; Iíve run my numbers carefully over and over again and Iím within my limits. But I think because Iím new to towing, Iím finding that Iím struggling to gauge whether or not where my numbers are falling is typical or if Iím pushing the bounds in either setup.

Would love to hear what your towing capacity is and how much youíre actually towing. If you know your TVís max hitch weight and your RVís hitch weight, bonus points. Many of you have been towing for longer than Iíve even been driving, so I would very much appreciate your input. Thank you in advance!
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:09 AM   #2
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Just like in the other post you are going to get two schools of thought. One that will tell you that as long as you are under on the numbers your fine. The other will tell you that you do not have enough truck unless it says Kenworth or Freightliner on the front - Before it starts i know no one actually said that. It was to make a point that what ever truck/trailer combo you have you need a bigger truck.

I will say this; the numbers are one thing your driving habits/expectations are another. My brother in law was one that thought his truck/camper should pick up speed while going up a steep hill. He never had "enough power". Me i am in no hurry. Just sit back - let the truck find its happy place and enjoy the trip. But that came from over 30 years and a little over 3,000,000 accident free miles as a freight relocation engineer. And believe me i have witnessed the results of obviously mismatched rigs.

As to the numbers. My rig is close but it preforms just fine. But we are looking at a different 5th wheel and that will require a bigger truck because the numbers will not be even close unless i pull it empty.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:41 AM   #3
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My 13 Silverado 1500 CC has tow rating of 9500lbs. I call BS on that number.
Truck GVWR is 7000 lbs
Truck GCVWR is 15000lbs
Actual tow rating should be 8000lb. Truck axle max is 3950lbs each. Truck full of gas and me in the truck is 5667lbs. Loaded and ready to go front is 3234 lbs and rear is 3388lbs.
Anyways I tow a 2013 Zinger ZT260BH. Hitch weight 858 lbs. axle weight is 6204 lbs loaded and ready to go.
These are actual scaled weights. Truck does fine on flatlands but it struggled a bit climbing out of Jackson Hole Wy to Casper Wy on a trip in 2019.
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My 2013 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab diesel has a tow rating of 13,000 lbs. with a ball and 15,800 lbs. with a 5th wheel hitch. The truck's curb weight is 7,294 lbs., the GVWR is 10,000 lbs. and the GCVWR is 25,800 lbs. I tow a 2014 Sunset Trail SF270BH that weighed 6,776 lbs. leaving the factory and about 8,000 lbs. on the road now. I have not found a hill in Virginia, Tennessee or Pennsylvania that the truck had to struggle to maintain speed while climbing with the trailer attached.
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Just like in the other post you are going to get two schools of thought. One that will tell you that as long as you are under on the numbers your fine. The other will tell you that you do not have enough truck unless it says Kenworth or Freightliner on the front - Before it starts i know no one actually said that. It was to make a point that what ever truck/trailer combo you have you need a bigger truck.

I will say this; the numbers are one thing your driving habits/expectations are another. My brother in law was one that thought his truck/camper should pick up speed while going up a steep hill. He never had "enough power". Me i am in no hurry. Just sit back - let the truck find its happy place and enjoy the trip. But that came from over 30 years and a little over 3,000,000 accident free miles as a freight relocation engineer. And believe me i have witnessed the results of obviously mismatched rigs.

As to the numbers. My rig is close but it preforms just fine. But we are looking at a different 5th wheel and that will require a bigger truck because the numbers will not be even close unless i pull it empty.



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Old 04-08-2021, 11:23 AM   #6
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I suppose I should update you all on where we ended up with our decision on the 272BH (the purchase that inspired my original thread and this one). We ended up backing out of the deal and opting for a TT that's 700lbs lighter and 3'2" shorter. I feel much, much, much better about the numbers and actually prefer the new TT to the 272BH in terms of interior. Big thanks to everyone who provided helpful input, I am grateful for your guidance!

I guess now I'll answer my own question? My 2021 CC SB Z71 Silverado is rated for 9300lbs and my TT is 5020lbs dry; will likely be just shy of or in the ballpark of 6000lbs once we load up.
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Whatís your TVís tow rating and how much are you towing with it?

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I suppose I should update you all on where we ended up with our decision on the 272BH (the purchase that inspired my original thread and this one). We ended up backing out of the deal and opting for a TT that's 700lbs lighter and 3'2" shorter. I feel much, much, much better about the numbers and actually prefer the new TT to the 272BH in terms of interior. Big thanks to everyone who provided helpful input, I am grateful for your guidance!

I guess now I'll answer my own question? My 2021 CC SB Z71 Silverado is rated for 9300lbs and my TT is 5020lbs dry; will likely be just shy of or in the ballpark of 6000lbs once we load up.

Enjoy the new rig! Not sure what trans you have but I have the 5.3L and 6 speed in mine. Truck tows much better in 4th. 60 mph and it revs around 2400 rpmís. Truck is quiet and the motor is not screaming.
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