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    2011 Sierra 1500
  1. Well, after 44 yrs of life I could care less of what others think. Lol. That wasn’t my intention to earn approval. I am merely reaching out to this site for the knowledge of people who are in the same situation or have more knowledge than I do on the subject. With that being said, the 6.2 with 10 spd. carries more payload than my current truck and has a higher trailering weight than my truck. Even with my current truck, the max trailer weight rating exceeded 20% capacity of the GVWR of the trailer, but I was also concerned about the payload rating. The problem was, I have a lift which apparently effects all the numbers quite negatively. My truck is almost 10 years old and it may be time for a new truck. The 3/4 ton is much more than the 1/2 ton so I too, think it’s a better option if it will completely work out especially since I won’t be towing it more than several times a year. I just want to make sure I won’t have regrets and I don’t think I will when I find the 6.2/10spd with the max tow package. At the end of it all, I thank you for your advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. After much analyzing, I decided to reach out to the local Chevy dealer and between dealer discounts and incentives, there is a 12K reduction off of MSRP. You think throughout the year it will get lower than that? That is pretty steep. A 4wd 6.2 high country 10spd is at 53K after discounts with all the options I want. Wish I could find it with the max trailering package as well but I guess it’s a combo that doesn’t exist. Will this be sufficient enough to tow the RV? This one is going to stay stock. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. All great suggestions. Thanks to all for the advice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. No. I don’t have the max trailering package. I wish I did. I have the 10 bolt rear, 8.5. The shank is rated for 15K trailer weight and 1.5K tongue weight. It exceeds the rating of the hitch hookup I have. Either way, actual tongue weight is much less @ 670. I’d hate to lower it back to stock, but if I have to then I guess I will have to. However, I think I am going to look at the 2019 Silverado 6.2. or an older F250. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yes, I had planned on towing it with a WD hitch and drop shank. I just posted the picture of the hitch to show height illustration and that the truck doesn’t have a crazy lift on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  7. Yes, I understand what you are saying but... The truck is only 3” higher than stock in the rear. The drop hitch is a 4” drop hitch and it is only adjusted to the second lower position. The tires are 1.3” bigger than stock. When I regear to 4.10’s the final gear ratio will be equivalent to a 3.73. I didn’t see the difference as being huge and that’s why upgrading the transmission cooler, gears, and brakes made sense... but maybe you are onto something. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I wouldn’t be opposed to beefing up or new rear axle. It’s much cheaper than a new truck. What would you recommend in terms of new axle? Not really worried about braking, it’s just time to replace brakes and I know there are some some good aftermarket upgrades out there. I went to the dealer and had all the related codes deciphered. HD cooling and max trailering package with the 3.42 gears. The GCWR is 15K and the max trailer weight is 9600 according to the manual. Dealer of course recommended I go 30% less to be safe. I am well within that range seeing as the trailer I have selected has a 5.3k dry weight and a max GVWR of 7.5k with a 671 hitch weight. I thought this vehicle would be more than adequate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Figured I’d come back and post this here. Looking for advice. I have a nnbs with 5.3, 4x2, 6 spd., 3.42, HD cooling package, bb tune, 33” tires and 5” lift. It has towed my 22’ boat with no problem. I am looking to add a 28ft TT (6.5-7.5K) to my toy list. I want to upgrade brakes (suggestions needed), gears to 4.10 with tru trac and mag-hytec cover, upgrade factory cooler to tru cool 40K transmission cooler, and firestone or air-lift bags for the leafs. How does this sound? Any other suggestions/ input?
  10. Have had mine like that for 5 years with zero negative effects! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 35" Toyo Open County MT MUST SELL (5QTY!)

    Ship? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. WTB chrome Denali wheels

    Thanks but I am really looking for chrome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. WTB chrome Denali wheels

    Yeah. Hope you don't mind. I wish I would have seen your ad earlier... thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. WTB chrome Denali wheels

    Looking to purchase chrome Denali wheels in excellent cond. I don't need them with tires and must be willing to ship to FL. Here is the style I am looking for. Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. You're lucky cause technically, your out of warranty. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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