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Hi folks. I'm looking for advice for my 2017 1500 Double cab Silverado LT with 5.3 6 Spd. I need to back up my 25 ft. 7000 lb. camper up a fairly steep but short driveway. I'm wondering if I should use 4WD low gear reverse to help with this or just keep it in 2WD?  Any thoughts or advice is appreciated! 

-Luther

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Is your driveway paved? If so I feel like the turning in 4LO would put unnecessary stress on the driveline but I could be wrong. 

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Yes, Road is paved and driveway is concrete. I need to make a 90 degree turn on the drivers side to go up the driveway and then a 90 degree to the passenger side into the parking spot. I've got a little room to round out those corners.

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Just keep it in 2wd, should have enough traction with the additional tonque weight.

 

last thing you want to do is put the truck in 4wd while towing on a paved surface and make a 90 degree turn.

 

4 auto would be ok if you have it

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I wouldn't think so.  I agree that the additional tongue weight would help you.  And turning in 4lo would be a bear.  

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4 low or hi is not good for any turning on pavement , auto would be fine but, 2hi will be fine on pavement, you should have the g80 locking rear end I would think.

 

 

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