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Txjose last won the day on March 14 2016

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    Mcallen TX
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    2016 GMC SIerra All Terrain

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  1. I see where the concern is about the lift but that just changes the center of gravity and not necessarily how the weight is distributed. But i guess no way to be 100% sure. I have towed a 4500ish lb trailer with it and it was very stable amd it was over a 1,700mile trip. But the rv will be a less aerodynamic and a tad heavier so that is a cause for concern. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. This is what i have been cracking my head over. GVWR is 7500lbs for the truck so thay means total weight right?? Assuming i get perfect weight distribution i get 750lbs on the tongue at full load (i dont plan on moving it with anything in the tanks anyway but this is just for arguments sake) Would it be best to fill up the truck and get it weighed with me and the Mrs and my tools in the back of the truck and go from there? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. 7500lbs is the fully loaded weight... Dry the trailer is 5200ish... Cant remember off the top of my head. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. I will be towing every 4 or 5 months maybe hopefully in the sothern states. Fartest i have towed with this truck is 1800ish miles from williston ND to mcallen tx but my total weight for the trailer was about 4500lbs Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. Not gumma sip the 2500 koolaod to tow a small RV. Sorry but it seems like you are trying to justify your 2500 purchase to yourself and everyone else when it is complete overkill since i am at half my tow rating with dry weight. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. You guys are acting like i need a 2500 to tow a golf cart. My 35s are E eated, the suspension has not been softened up at all in the rear, and we are talking about a 2016 with not even 25k miles on it. I am well within the recommended weight rating of the truck and these new trucks have very rigid frames that are boxed from what i can see. I think that some of you older guys still think that these are C10s and dont give the 1500s a chance for towing..... I mean we have 9.5" axels for crying out loud. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. It is setup for 4 season as right now i am in the panhandle of Texas and it gets a little chilly here but not like North Dakota where i was a few years ago. What is a good rear sway bar? Just anyone that fits or what do i look for? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. Trailer is 7500lbs gross and the trucks tow rating is 9100lbs... I say it is just the right truck with room to spare. 35s are definitely NOT coming off amd neither is it coming down.... To be honest it's probably going up. Thats what drop hitches are for. Rear bags and a weight distribution hitch were at the top of my list after a bit of research. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. Hey guys its been a while since I have been on the forum but I need some help. As the tittle states I need some help upgrading my truck for towing. I am NOT looking to increase its tow rating to get a bigger trailer, I am looking on mods to make it easier on my truck. I am getting a travel trailer to live in full time due to moving all the time for work, it is more economical for me to pay for an RV spot and the trailer over leasing apartments/houses for short term and then having to cancel contracts and move all my stuff. The trailer I am looking at is a solid 7500lbs GVWR at 32'ft bumper pull. I have a 2016 GMC Sierra crew cab short box 5.3L with 3.42gears and the "standard" tow package without the brake controller. Big note that I do have a 4" BDS lift with blocks in the rear and 35x12.5x20 toyo R/Ts I am already looking at fitting tow mirrors and an after market brake controller, but aside from re gearing the truck what are some good options? Things that come to mind are like an auxiliary transmission cooler to help since I do have 35s, helper bags in the rear to cope with the droop.....what else could be added to just make the truck tow "easier"...............and no superchargers..wifey would NOT be happy thanks guys
  10. 295s would have fit just fine. I just barely rubbed the sway bar and inner liner with 305/55/20s and a level
  11. never seen anything like that before on a new truck! covered under warranty I hope
  12. I was running 305/55/20s on my 14 but has a leveling kit and it still rubbed. ever so slightly but it did. mainly the sway bar and just a touch on the liner.
  13. I don't see a need for the recoil system but I don't beat on it and do burnouts and donuts, or tow really anything. I have rode in my buddys 2011 with the fox upgrades and it is a BIG difference, so much so that I have planned to do it for a while just need to find the time off work to get it all done.
  14. don't have any on the work computer and just got a new phone. I posted some a few months ago in this thread about clearance in the fenders. this is the only one I could find for now. this was when I first got it done...its been about 12k miles and am very happy I did the 4" still planning on upgrading to the FOX shocks and coilovers.
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