My load label says the payload weight is 2793 so that should work. Thanks for the info, all of the numbers are confusing to me. I figured the truck would easily pull it but I wanted to make sure I was both safe and legal in doing so.
Hi all. I have just purchased a used 5th wheel camper and truck combo (37' Newmar Kountry Star and 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 with V10. I am considering selling the Dodge and installing a 5th wheel hitch to my 2019 Silverado 2500HD with the 6.0 gas. My first question is will my truck legally and safely pull the camper? The camper has a weight of 10,500 pounds according to what I found online. My truck is a double cab 4wd with the 6.5' bed and came from the factory with the 18" wheels. I didn't buy this truck with the intention of pulling such a big camper otherwise I probably would have opted for a 3500 and / or a Duramax. My second question pertains to a slider-style 5th wheel hitch. I've never talked to someone using this setup and am wondering how user-friendly this setup is. Any insight to these questions would be useful. Thanks.
Well haha it kind of looks like it. I guess I should have been specific and said in Indiana where I live. Good luck finding any 20-30 year old anything around here that was used as a year-round vehicle that isn't rusty. Sorry to have not been 100% factual with my post.
The truck may not be rare. However, finding one that isn't completely used up with 300000 miles on it and major rust is rare. These are great work trucks and most get (or got) used as intended. I hope to someday find one in decent shape to use as a daily driver. It is cool that you are saving this one. Good luck!
I thought all 1990 454ss trucks came with 4:10 gears and the G80 locking differential. I thought they went to the 3:73 gears in 1991 when they offered the 4-speed automatic.
New trucks and suv's are expensive, there's no doubt. I get the love of an old truck, I am the same way with my 93 GMC ext cab. It has 260k on the odometer and is a great truck. If something goes wrong with it I fix it. On the other hand though I have my 2019 2500HD. I love them both and they both have their purposes in my life. If you are in a position to do both then keep it and buy a new one. Fix the old 'Burb at your leisure. Swapping your 454 for a 350 though, I'm not sure I would do that. Your mileage isn't going to be much better in a Suburban mainly because of the weight. I had a 1995 Yukon with the 350 (3.73 diff) and I got 10mpg all the time. It didn't matter what I was doing or how I drove it. 10mpg. I'm not sure if i'm any help to your question but this is my two cents worth.
This is a great option (all data) if you are planning to do major repairs. Years ago i had access to it when i attended Ivy Tech's automotive program. Clear, precise instructions on repairs. If you just like the idea of having a book in your hand the factory service manuals come up for sale on ebay occasionally. Haynes or Chilton manuals aren't as specific, like davester said.
Guess i hadn't thought about that. That is definitely a nice upgrade to the factory seats though! The only negative is that you can't get the cool 90's pinstriped fabric!
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