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#1 c03camson

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

Looking at buying a toy hauler and I'm trying to figure out what my truck is capable of towing. Anybody got specs? 

 

2012 Silverado 2500HD duramax. Crew cab with 6.6ft bed. 

 

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#2 CKNSLS

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Your dealer would have this info or you can google it online. The only thing I would like to mention is to look at your "payload capacity" located on the yellow and white sticker inside your driver's door jam. It will have the tire sizes listed and underneath that will be the payload. It will say something as follows-The passengers and cargo for this vehicle shall not exceed XXXX.  Please note that payload and maximum trailer length/weight you can tow is two separate things that MUST BE CONSIDERED.

 

You will need to SUBTRACT the tongue weight (from the trailer you are looking at) from this figure and then whatever is left is for your passengers, ice chests, extra fuel, firewood etc., It adds up REAL FAST!

 

Please don't listen to the RV sales person in regards to what your truck can handle. You need to be THE EXPERT.


Edited by CKNSLS, 18 October 2013 - 01:26 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:24 AM

Ok thanks. I was looking for payload and total trailer weight. Did a quick google search but will have to dig a little deeper. 


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

Here're some good trailering sources:

http://www.gmc.com/s...andard_box.html

http://www.propickup...towing-defined/

http://www.propickup...up-tow-ratings/

 

The last article has direct links to all the pickup manufacturer's tow ratings, which are typically found on the commercial side of their information pools.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:04 PM

Looking at buying a toy hauler and I'm trying to figure out what my truck is capable of towing. Anybody got specs? 
 
2012 Silverado 2500HD duramax. Crew cab with 6.6ft bed. 
 
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Is your truck 2wd or 4wd?

As mentioned, check the payload sticker on the drivers door jamb for your trucks payload capacity.

The tow rating for the '13 D-Max is 13,000lbs for traditional trailer (for both 2 & 4wd), and 5th wheel- 15,800lbs (4wd) and 17,400lbs (2wd). Probably the same as your truck.

How big of a toy hauler are you looking at? Problem with most 5th wheel toy haulers is the pin weight usually exceeds the capacity of a 3/4 ton. We were given a tour this summer of a Voltage 3600, and the dry pin weight of that beast is 2700lbs!!! Not sure how travel trailer toy haulers are for tongue weight besides heavy as well! Lol
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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:30 PM

Toy Haulers when empty have large tongue wts - when you load your toys their wt is behind and over the axles which will lighten the tongue.

As for your truck you need to watch three (maybe four) wt ratings - first is the CGWR which is the most your truck and trailer can weigh - your truck should be around 22,000 lbs.
The next figure is the GVWR which is the most your truck can weigh - it includes the truck itself and all the cargo - including the tongue wt.
The final number is the rear axle wt rating - you need to make sure you don't exceed it.

The GVWR and Axle ratings are found on the drivers door pillar the CGWR should be in the owner's manual.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:29 AM

Truck is 4wd. I will look at the ratings when I get a chance. I think in reality a 30 footer would be good because anything more and the tongue weight would be too much

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:13 AM

The numbers should all be in your owners manual.

 

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:04 PM

2500, 4WD, CC, STD BOX (6.6'), Dmax, 2011 manual:

 

Pickup Model Crew Cab Standard Box  3.73   max trailer 7,575 kg (16,700 lbs),   GCWR 11113 kg (24,500 lbs)

 

Verify in your Dmax supplemental manual, under towing (near page 9-36 in the 2011 manual)



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

The numbers should all be in your owners manual.

 

Mark

:thumbs:   The section in the owner's manual that covers weight info for towing and hauling will have the weight figures.  The tables cover all possible combinations of pickups from a V6 short box/standard cab to a 3500 DuraMax crew cab/long box.  There will be weight vales for all engine types and diff gear ratios.

 

As far as tongue weight, a good weight distributing hitch will be a requirement for a toy hauler.  And the tongue weight has to be included in the total gross weight calculations just like you will have to add up for the kids, the dog, all your luggage, and the wife and/or girlfriend.


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