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valhalla360

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Posted: 07/13/21 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sc4r3d wrote:

Sorry for the lack of info, this is all new to me. It is difficlut to find info on Chevy's site, they like to keep everything secret, I have seen at least 3 different weights it can tow, etc.

option 1
Duramax® 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 tow 18,500 lbs. 5th wheel 18,510 lbs.
option 2
The Silverado 2500HD diesel engine allows for a max towing capacity of an astounding 15,400 pounds on properly equipped configurations.

Option 3 from their site.. so frustrating
2020 SILVERADO 2500 HD MAX AVAIL TRAILERING 18,500 lbs.†
MAX AVAIL TORQUE 910 lb.-ft.†

2020 Chevy 2500 HD LTZ 3.42 rear axle ratio
Crew Cab
6.6l Diesel
STANDARD BED
4x4


Fuel 362
GVWR 17,000 lbs
DRY WEIGHT 14,202 lbs
HITCH WEIGHT 3,640 lbs
CARGO CAPACITY 2750

Option 2

Fuel 352
GVWR 17,000 lbs
DRY WEIGHT 12,815 lbs
HITCH WEIGHT 3,060 lbs
CARGO CAPACITY 4137


5th wheels are almost always limited by the truck payload not the tow rating.

At 17k, a 25% pin weight pushes you up around 4000lb in the truck. Add in 200lb for the hitch plus passengers plus anything else you load in or bolt onto the truck (don't forget running boards and such). You could easily be over 4500-5000lb loaded onto the truck when ready to go.

Keep in mind with toy haulers, they start with higher pin weight when empty. When you put the toys in the back it reduces the pin weight and they don't want to leave the pin too light when loaded...so loading the trailer lightly doesn't necessarily help the trucks payload limit.

You can find your trucks actual payload limit by looking at the door jamb but I would want a diesel dually for either of those trailers. You might find a single rear wheel 1 ton that works but you will be pushing it to the limits and you won't be able to carry much of anything in the truck without worrying about being over the limits.


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Posted: 07/14/21 01:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Only way to know is take your truck to a scale and weigh it, then do the math.

Say truck weighs 8000lbs.
GCWR of truck is 20000. 20000-8000=12000lbs. This is the total amount of weight you can tow and stay within the trucks GCWR.
GVWR of truck is 9000. 9000-8000=1000lbs. This is the total amount of weight the truck can carry, I.E. passengers, pin weight etc.

I don't know your weights or your ratings so you have to plug in your own numbers.

If you don't care about tow ratings, that truck will 100% tow that trailer.

I moved up to a F350 Dually back in 2006 to avoid any of these issues. I have been able to hook up to any 5th wheel toy hauler I have wanted to since then and not worry.


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Posted: 07/16/21 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Folks make too much of this.
Not sure what else a scale will tell you. Your truck has 3000-3500 on the rear axle before camper. Camper adds 3600lbs per specs. Your wheels are rated around 3500 generally for Oe wheels. Tires are what they are but 3500-4000lb tires are the norm. Axle good for 10k
As long as you’re good with 3500-4000lbs of pin weight, let er rip.
Might be a bit less with the toys loaded.
I’d do it. You’ll need more springs, or bags and some good tars and Oe wheels slightly overloaded
Yes you’ll be over rated payload, but you should already know that. Beyond that , if you don’t understand vehicles, it’s hard to explain.


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Posted: 07/16/21 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The real question is, if you’re asking these types of questions, how are you skills/ quals to tow a 43’ semi trailer with a marginal truck or even a dually?
Seems like a big task if you’re new to this.

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Posted: 07/16/21 11:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sc4r3d I do want to add please don't bank on the tongue weight going down when you add toys in the back. Many owners that have weighed their Toy Haulers will report that they tongue weight went up. On our Raptor we loaded our two Polaris Sportsman at the very back, it did not reduce the tongue weight at all, it went up some but not much.


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