I’ve searched through the threads but can’t find some specifics I was hoping to find so thought I’d go ahead and post.
I have a 2017 Chev Silverado with NHT (max trailer package). 5.3L V8, 4X4, 3.73 gears.
Truck has 2003 lbs payload capacity per the sticker on the A pillar, tow “rating” of 10,800lbs.
Truck has integrated brake controller and I plan to use a WD hitch with sway control (blue ox or equal-I-zer). I’ve pulled a 7x12 with brakes loaded to 3150lbs (per scales) many many times, with no issues whatsoever.
I’m in the market for a toy hauler and have been doing as much research as I can before I buy anything. The Toy hauler will be used for 5-6 trips a year within a 3-4 hour drive on fairly level roads (southern Ontario) as well as maybe 1-2 trips per year of up to 1000 miles or so - one way. 2 motorcycles with a combined weight of 900lbs are the main toys with perhaps a 3rd bike weighing 425. Max In the truck at any given time might be me, wife and best buddy (200, 150, 80lbs respectively) as well as 100lbs of junk. Of course I also am thinking another 1000lbs in trailer for usual camp stuff and perhaps fresh water.
Anyone had had any experience using an NHT outfitted truck for similar weight trailer(s)? I know that any toy hauler is probably better served with a 3/4 ton but I’ve only had the 1500 for 6 months so trading it in is not an option.
Contenders, in order of preference:
Impact Vapor lite 26V
“dry” weight 6450
hitch weight 1040
gvwr 11,200 (I know capability is more than the truck)
fresh tank 60 gallons
”dry” weight 5480
hitch weight 745
fresh tank 51 gallons
grey wolf 22RR
”dry” weight 4850
hitch weight 675
fresh tank 48 gallons
Sorry for the long post but figure more info is better.