I have a 2018 Silverado LT Z71 with the 5.3 and 6 speed (guess that means 3.42 gears?) rated at 9100lbs. I never exceed ~8200lbs with my TT. If I were to buy a bigger truck for towing it would be a 2500HD or 3500HD with the Duramax. But I cant afford what they're wanting for them new or used right now. Plus they are next to impossible to find.
Thanks. I was kind of thinking the 2" is what I needed. Is your ride quality any worse when unloaded? I bought the AirLift 5000 that has the internal jounce bumpers so when I'm unloaded I usually let all of the air out of it. I felt like the AirLift also raised the back end up ~1" or so unloaded, even with no air in the system. Did you buy the RC leveling kit that goes above or below the shock/strut?
I tow a 28' (32' overall length) trailer that is 6700lbs dry with a 2018 Silverado LT 5.3 Crew Cab, 6-speed without any kind of factory tow package. I wish I had the lower rear end gear the max-tow package trucks come with. I never tow more than ~5 gallons of water in it. It's alot to tow, but keeping it around 65-68mph and a proper WDH + AirLift 5000 it's fine. I've towed it ~750 miles each way to the beach twice, once through the mountains in TN/NC. The mountains were nerve racking, but it handled it OK. The only concern I've had with my setup is transmission temps when its hot outside in stop and go traffic. They can get up to ~220ish. I'm going to look into adding an auxillary trans temp cooler.
Hey guys, way too much info to sort through here... I've got a 2018 LT Z71 Crewcab w/ factory 20" wheels. I added AirLift bags to the back earlier this year to reduce squat when pulling my 28' TT and improve ride quality. With the AirLift bags I'm measuring 39.5" in the rear and 36.5" in the front. I've got 30k miles on the truck now. Once the factory Goodyears give up I'm wanting to get 33" A/Ts on the factory 20" rims. What is the best leveling kit to get me close to level without worrying about rubbing with 33s, replacing UCA, ball joint wear, etc?
Picked up an American Tri-Fold soft cover off tonneaucoversworld for $245 shipped for my 2018 Silverado LT Z71 Crew Cab SB. I almost went with the Lund trifold, but the price of this one reeled me in. It's pretty well built and has held up this summer just find. I'm happy with it for the price. I dont know if the latches and frame will hold up long term, but again- for $250 shipped I will be happy if I get 5 years out of it.
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