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Who using their 2500hd Gasser?

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2016 2500hd gasser. 

 

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel with it? 

 

How much weight are you pulling?

 

How's the mpg? 

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I have a 2016 Sierra 3/4 ton with the 6.0. I don’t pull a fifth wheel but do pull a travel trailer that weighs about 9400# when fully loaded. Truck and trailer weigh about 17500 combined when traveling. I’ve traveled about 4000 miles this year with the trailer and I average about 7.5-8 mpg pretty consistently. Love the truck and have not come across anything she couldn’t handle while traveling. Hope this helps!

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I drive mine lol.  I pull my car hauler now and again.  You would all call it an equipment trailer as its 22 feet long with 2 7000 lb axles and weighs around 3000 lbs empty.  I towed my Yukon XL a couple hundred miles on the weekend giving me at least a 9000 lb load.  With 4.56 gears, tune and exhaust the truck pulls great.  Did 75 mph most of the trip lol.

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Just got a 2018 2500hd. Pulling my trailer with bobcat, bucket and auger. 9500-1000 lbs with trailer. Smooth sailing

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2015 6.0 high country

Pull a tt 38ft 10k lbs.

E85 6mpg

Wish it had a little more power with the hills a d better mpg. Debating supercharger or not

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Come on......where's the heavy hitters? Haha. 

 

I'm shooting for 13,000lbs...... yikes!

 

 

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1 hour ago, jt metal said:

Come on......where's the heavy hitters? Haha. 

 

I'm shooting for 13,000lbs...... yikes!

 

 

I’m guessing your payload is around 2600lbs and that trailer is gonna have a pin weight real close to that.  And that’s not including the weight of any people (including yourself) the fifth wheel hitch and anything else in the truck.  I’m guessing you’ll be well over 500lbs over max payload probably more and that’s if the actual trailer weight is 13k and not the UVW which would mean the real world weight would be higher.

 

3500 minimum, preferably DRW for 5er that size.

 

Also the 2500 gasser has a smaller rear axle than the 2500 diesels (same axle as 3500) so even if you do decide to go over payload (many people do) you’re also gonna be over rear axle weight rating which is even more concerning. 

 

I would reconsider your choice. 

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Buddy pulls a 12-13k fifth wheel. He has a 2012 gasser with 3.73. Truck struggles on the hills.

 

Our TT is about 8500# loaded. Hardly know it's there. I averaged 8 MPG on trip thru mountains.

 

Mostly it's a pavement princess, but I do tow with it.

 

If you're tugging 13k+ on a very regular basis, you may want to look at diesel.

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1 hour ago, brclark82 said:

I’m guessing your payload is around 2600lbs and that trailer is gonna have a pin weight real close to that.  And that’s not including the weight of any people (including yourself) the fifth wheel hitch and anything else in the truck.  I’m guessing you’ll be well over 500lbs over max payload probably more and that’s if the actual trailer weight is 13k and not the UVW which would mean the real world weight would be higher.

 

3500 minimum, preferably DRW for 5er that size.

 

Also the 2500 gasser has a smaller rear axle than the 2500 diesels (same axle as 3500) so even if you do decide to go over payload (many people do) you’re also gonna be over rear axle weight rating which is even more concerning. 

 

I would reconsider your choice. 

2300lbs tongue. Trailer is 10,700lbs. 

 

Overall load = 13,000lbs. Still too much? 

 

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I pull a 32.5' fifth wheel the has a GVWR of 12000 lbs. My pin weight is around 2200 est as i have not hit the scales yet. Vehicle handles the weigh great with normal squat that keeps the setup level. With the 6.0 gasser and 4:11 gears I and getting 7.5 to 8.5 mpg. Was hoping for 9 but only if the trip is mostly downhill or a good tail wind. She pulls fine and uses all the RPM the motor has on hills. Havnt hit a hill that it would not climb just gotta use the tow mode and get a running start on steep ones. Oh and payload capacity of truck is 2750.

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Probably...5ers are really difficult for 3/4 tons unless they’re small.

 

Check the sticker inside your drivers door, (the one with the tire psi info) and it will say “combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed xxxx lbs”  

 

Each truck has its own specific payload based on model/options and payload numbers from a website are for stripped down regular cabs so don’t google it. 

 

Thed add 2300lbs (that’s empty, probably closer to 2500lbs when you load it with stuff but that can vary) plus 150lbs for hitch and then yourself and any other occupants, plus anything else you may have in the cab or bed when towing.  I can’t imagine you wouldn’t be well over the payload. 

 

With that being said, MANY people tow heavy 5ers with 3/4 tons.  You see them all day on the highway and they are ALL over their payload.

 

Especially with the diesels, the only real difference is an extra rear leaf and heavier duty tires (no 20” rims on 1 tons) but with the gassers there’s even more difference because of the rear axle. 

 

Ultimately it’s up to you but I’d hate for insurance to claim overweight limit in case of an accident, or being held responsible for negligence in a more serious circumstance or even worse something happening to you or you family.

 

 

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I thought the towing capacity of my praticular truck showed max tow rating at 14,400lbs. 

 

Minus; fuel/350lbs myself/200lbs, hitch/100lbs.(aluminum Andersen style) total 650lbs.

 

14,400 - 650 = 13,750lbs.

Minus trailer  -10,700lbs. 

 

Leaves me appx. 3000lbs of additional cargo. 

 

Motorcycle will be 900lbs off the bat. Leaving me 2100lbs. 

I'll verify door sticker and see what those numbers come to. I'm not going to lie........it's close! 

 

Going to skip the Tennessee Foothills. So, no major hill climbs. 

 

Any other input is appreciated. 

 

Going to verify squat on Friday. As to wether or not I'll need more support for rear of truck. 

 

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They must have changed the door sticker system. Talks about payload being 2901lbs.....

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13 minutes ago, jt metal said:

They must have changed the door sticker system. Talks about payload being 2901lbs.....

It varies truck to truck.  It's not a static value that goes for all trims.  A more base model will have more capacity than some loaded one will.

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Come on......where's the heavy hitters? Haha. 
 
I'm shooting for 13,000lbs...... yikes!
 
 
I wouldnt wanna pull 13k with the 6.0, i tow in the mountains and she pulls but man does the mpg go to nothing lol

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