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  1. Just purchased a 2018 gmc 2500hd duramax crew cab. I didn’t realize that they put different front gvw on these trucks. The one I bought only is rated for 5200. Now I can’t put my plow on it. Is there a way to raise this up the 6000 rating.
  2. Hey Forum, I am trying to find out what exactly my max tow rating is. First off, I have believed since I owned the truck that it had 3.73 gears. I requested the build sheet from GM and turns out I actually have 3.08 gears (RPO code GU4). I also thought I had the heavy duty tow package (RPO code Z85), but the build sheet says I have the "Trailering Package (Special)(Reese Type Hitch)" which is RPO code Z82. The sticker on the drivers side says the weight of cargo and occupants should not exceed 1577 lbs. So, 7700lbs GVWR - 1577lbs cargo capacity = 6,123lbs curb weight? According to the below site, the max towing capacity is 11,200lbs with 3.73 and max trailer tow, which is what I thought I had. With 3.08 gears and no max tow package, it is only 6,600 lbs, which is a huge difference keeping safety in mind. The guide does mention Z82 as the heavy duty package, but does not explicitly call Z82 the "Max Trailering Package". What i think is happening here is the Z82 is the Max Trailering Package on a Z71. https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam/gmownercenter/gmna/dynamic/manuals/2014/chevrolet/Multiple Model PDFs/MY14 Trailering Guide_1113.13 - Equinox.pdf So, now that I am unsure of what exactly my tow rating is, I just want to confirm I know the correct limits of my truck. Truck: 2014 Silverado Crew Cab, LTZ Z71, Short Box RPO codes that may help: GU4: Axle, Rear, 3.08 Ratio JD9: Brake Vac Power, 17" Disc/Disc, W/VSES, 7700 LBS JL1: Control, Integrated Trailer Brake KC4: Cooling System, Engine Oil KNP: Cooling System, Transmission, Heavy Duty L83: Engine Gas, 8 CYL, 5.3L, SIDI VVT, AFM, E85 MAX, ALUM, GM MYC: Transmission Auto 6SPD, HMD, 6L-80 Z82: Trailering Package (Special)(Reese Type Hitch) Again, I have the full build sheet so just let me know if that would help you guys help me
  3. I'm looking to buy a 1992 ck 3500 with a dump bed on it. Does anyone know what the gvwr is on the truck ? or how I can figure it out. I'll be pulling a skid steer with a 14k trailer and I don't have a cdl..... so I'm needing combined under 26k.
  4. I have a 2002 GMC Sierra 3500, 6.6 L Turbo Diesel, 4WD, crew cab, dually. I want to tow a 5th wheel and need to know how much of a 5th wheel I can tow. I know its GVWR is 11,400, but I've had a tough time finding an official source for the GCWR. I'm new to towing, but I believe those are the two numbers that matter most? The truck on paper weighs about 6,500, but I'm sure loaded and with fuel and passengers it's closer to 7,500. Even fully loaded that seems to leave me lots of room for pin weight, almost 4000 lbs! So what I'm really concerned with is the GCWR. I found another forum where someone said the GCWR for 3500 duallys is 23,500, but it's not an official source: http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/76-speciality-forums/127-3500-dually-trucks/159218-real-towing-capacity-dually.html. Can anyone confirm that my GCWR is 23,500? If the GCWR is 23,500 and my fully loaded truck weights 7,500, does that mean that I can tow a 5th wheel up to 16,000 lbs as long as the pin weight does not exceed approx 4000 lbs, which would put me past my GVWR? If that's the case, then we get to the confusing numbers that seem to conflict with that. The 2002 Trailer Life towing guide says my truck can tow up to 14,800 lbs when towing a 5th wheel. What is their number based on? So, my big question is can I go up to 16,000 lbs despite what the towing guide says? I'm looking at some RVs with dry weights of 12,500-13,500 lbs. Their max loads go to around 16,500. Last question. This is our first RV. Am I crazy to be getting a 37 ft 13k lbs 5th wheel? We may be using it for some long-term living, so I like having the additional home comforts that those models offer.
  5. Looking for some assistance. Buying a travel trailer early next year and trying to figure out if I'll be able to / want to pull it with my current truck. I commute 70+ miles per day for work and would prefer to stick with a half ton, but will go bigger if safety dictates it. Below is the info on the trailer and truck. I've looked at all the towing calculators and from what I can tell, I'm cutting it pretty close on payload, given 10-13% hitch weight. Any help, second set of eyes on the numbers is appreciated! Thanks! Trailer Specs: GVWR (wet weight): 7840 (includes water, propane, and 1444 cargo capacity) Unloaded weight (dry weight): 5880 26ft Truck: 2014 Silverado Double Cab 4x4 5.3l V8 3.42 Axle Max Trailer Weight - 9600 Gcwr: 15000 Truck specs from door jam: Gvwr: 7200 Gvw/ Sticker weight: 5201 Payload: 1974 Fgawr: 3950 Rgwar: 3950
  6. My first post. I'm a new truck owner by purchasing a 2014 Silverado 5.3L V8 gas engine, standard bed, crew-cab, with max towing package, 3.73 axle ratio. The truck drives great, and all the extras are also nice. My desire is to eventually get a travel trailer, and I've read many articles, on this forum and other places trying to get advice. Many articles have helped. My truck supposedly can tow 11,100 lbs, but I'm thinking we should keep things under 10,000 lbs max. The truck will be pulling a trailer up and down the Colorado western slope mountains, with many roads having hairpin curves. What do you consider a safe max GVWR for a camper? Would 9K lbs GVWR be too much? Is a 5th wheel ok with a dry weight of 7500 lbs, and GVWR 9700 lbs? I'm sure pulling these weights at sea level is possible, but the mountains is a different story. Would you stay under a certain percentage of the max towing weight of the truck? I welcome any advice as this is all new to me.
  7. I have a new 2015 Chevy 3500 SRW crew cab long bed diesel and had 5000lbs airbags installed. I'm now searching for a camper. I bought this truck for the approx. 4,200lbs payload capacity stated in the Chevy brochure. If I subtract the curb weight from GVWR I get about 3,900lbs payload capacity. Either number is fine with me. When I got the truck home, however, I found a sticker in the glove box stating that the maximum camper weight ("cargo weight rating") for the truck is about 2,900lbs! That's a lot less than the payload number. (The sales guy sure did not mention that!) 2,900lbs is not much capacity at all. In fact, per the weight ratings on the Lance web site, they do not make a single long bed camper that I can put on my new one ton truck. Even the 8 foot models would be too heavy once they are loaded up. Of course, the camper sales guy says to ignore all this and go with a really heavy 11 foot camper. He says he sells this combination all the time. What's going on? Is the entire cabover camper industry building products that violate truck ratings? Is Chevy being screwy with a max camper weight that is dramatically under payload capacity? Is nearly every truck camper on the road today dramatically overloaded? I sure did not spend the money on a new one-ton truck to put a lightweight pop-up camper on it. If anyone has any insight into this I would really appreciate it.
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