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im towing a 26 ft boat ,the bat, motors, and trailer filled with gas weigh 7339 ilive in florida so its pretty flat do you think the avalanche will do the job its a1500 z71 with 373 gears withaz82 towing package thanks for your help

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im towing a 26 ft boat ,the bat, motors, and trailer filled with gas weigh 7339 ilive in florida so its pretty flat do you think the avalanche will do the job its a1500 z71 with 373 gears withaz82 towing package thanks for your help

 

 

 

 

 

It may be marginal at times but you should get by okay if you add a aux tranny cooler because factory cooling is not that good and you live in a hot climate too. I would not recommand it without the aux cooler. Also do not use OD when you tow.

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You could tow that boat 1/2 way across the country with that rig.

 

My 28' Emerald probably weighed close to that with all the crap that goes with it, and the '92 never had many issues (other than the very short wheelbase) towing it.

 

The '02 never hicupped at all, even with 285's, 3:73's, and no tune to correct for them.

 

d**n, I miss that boat. :chevy:

 

Tranny cooler is always a must-have though. :confused:

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You could tow that boat 1/2 way across the country with that rig.

 

My 28' Emerald probably weighed close to that with all the crap that goes with it, and the '92 never had many issues (other than the very short wheelbase) towing it.

 

The '02 never hicupped at all, even with 285's, 3:73's, and no tune to correct for them.

 

d**n, I miss that boat. :seeya:

 

Tranny cooler is always a must-have though. :thumbs:

 

 

 

anymore thoughts out there if the same truck with 4.10s could tow 8000 any where inU>S mountians etc you would think i would be alright in fla. where the biggest hill is a exit ramp by the way its a2003 z71 z82 also what is the ye9 silverado pkg thank you

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7k is really pushing it on a 1/2 ton truck.

 

It's not a matter of power, but one of weight. If you get 8000 lbs. back there it starts to "wag the dog". Trailer moves the truck around.

 

Of course, that's just my opinion, and there are lots of those out there.

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7k is really pushing it on a 1/2 ton truck.

 

It's not a matter of power, but one of weight. If you get 8000 lbs. back there it starts to "wag the dog". Trailer moves the truck around.

 

Of course, that's just my opinion, and there are lots of those out there.

 

 

 

 

7k is not really a problem with a 1500 if tires are load range C and rear end is stiff enough or a distrubuting hitch is used. I have towed around 8k with my old 4x4 1/2 ton burb with no problems. You start getting up around 9k and above though you really want more mule to pull it with than a 1/2 ton truck if you plan to do it regularly and over distance

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I disagree. The truck isn't heavy enough.

 

The trailer will yank it around the highway in any kind of wind, or rough road.

 

7k is the most I would haul x-country in a 1/2 ton with any regularity. Anything more, and you really should be driving at least a 3/4 ton.

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I would say its boarder line. I pulled the 72 suburban with my 95 silverado 1/2 ton 2wd. had the wieght of the burb (which is more than the 95) plus an extra 2K lb tralier and I experienced the whole wag the dog bit. pretty scary at times but I kept my speed down to reduce the pulling from side to side.

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I would say its boarder line.  I pulled the 72 suburban with my 95 silverado 1/2 ton 2wd.  had the wieght of the burb (which is more than the 95) plus an extra 2K lb tralier and I experienced the whole wag the dog bit.  pretty scary at times but I kept my speed down to reduce the pulling from side to side.

 

 

 

 

 

Exactly...If you tow that much regularly, you would want a bigger truck. If it's an infrequent task, then the half ton should do fine if you watch your speed.

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