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OkSierra1500

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  1. I appreciate all the information. Initially, it would be driving within my state (Oklahoma) a few hour drive there, a few hour drive back, etc. Also thought about just upgrading to a 2500 HD (gas engine, not diesel) and figured I likely would be safe there. But we'll see. I do appreciate the information.
  2. Thank you for all of this information! Is the weight on the tongue going to be either/or in the bed of hte truck or in the trailer itself? Or is that 12% needs to be towards the front of the trailer? Again, I really do appreciate you breaking all this down for me.
  3. It's a 2018 Crew Cab 4WD short bed. It has the premium plus package (8-speed trans). I don't think they had the 10-speed trans back for the 2018s, but I could be wrong. 3.42 ratio rear axle. Based on the manual, looks like either 15,000 or 16,700. I have the trailer brake controller option, but unsure if I have the "enhanced towing package" that the manual says is for the 16,700. So the GVWR of the trailer is the absolute max it could be, but I don't ever want to max that out, right? Same with the GVWR of the truck.
  4. My sticker doesn't list GCWR at all. It only gives me GVWR and then the GAWR for FRT/RR axles. The other sticker gives me payload capacity of 1543 lbs.
  5. Hey everyone! I'm new to the idea of towing a travel trailer, and I've been doing as much research as I can, but I do have a question in general about "how heavy of a travel trailer is safe to pull?". So I have a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L 4WD crew cab truck. My sticker shows 7200lb GVWR and I think I found information that suggests that the trailer weight capacity for my truck is 9100lb. Does this mean that my GCWR is 16,300lbs? Also, it says the payload capacity for my truck is 1543lbs. I'm potentially looking at getting a 32' travel trailer with a GVWR of 8495lbs. Overall, does this mean that my truck should be safe to pull it? I thought I read that you want to stay under 80% of the GCWR of your vehicle? Sorry if this question has been asked a lot or whatever, just trying to find better explanations that I can understand better Thanks in advance!
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