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Old 08-13-2015, 10:27 PM   #11
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You'll be fine...I towed a similar (unloaded weight) fiver with a 2005 Duramax SRW and I felt perfectly fine wherever we towed!
Did add a pair of rear airbags to truck to level out the ride and smooth the tow experience
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:28 PM   #12
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I work on these trucks for a living and have been doing it for 24 years. You will be fine with a 2500 srw pulling that weight. I pulled 15k with my 08 2500 with a pin weight of 2500lbs. You have a 12 2500 witch has bigger rear springs then my 08 had and more towing cap. I did upgrade to a 3500 drw only because I plan on upgrading my camper at some point and because of the roads here in Louisiana.
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Old 08-13-2015, 10:50 PM   #13
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Here is one of the better site to play with the numbers and see what you can tow and stay within manufacture specs.

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Old 08-15-2015, 10:54 AM   #14
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My weights.

My 2012 2500 LTZ c/c 4x4 has a grwr of 10,000lbs. Same as yours. My truck, with full fuel tank, my wife and and I, weighed 8100lbs.
Pin weight was only 1700lbs. Trailer gvwr 15,500.
That being said, we've had no troubles other than our aforementioned Louisiana roads. I'm going with Timbrens.
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #15
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My 2012 2500 LTZ c/c 4x4 has a grwr of 10,000lbs. Same as yours. My truck, with full fuel tank, my wife and and I, weighed 8100lbs.
Pin weight was only 1700lbs. Trailer gvwr 15,500.
That being said, we've had no troubles other than our aforementioned Louisiana roads. I'm going with Timbrens.
1700 lbs pin on 15,500 lbs 5er is less than 12% pin weight, normally pin weights on 5er that heavy runs 20% plus. What model 5er gives you than low of pin weight?

My 11,180lbs 5er has a pin weight of 2780 lbs and that from weighing on scales and not guessing.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:37 PM   #16
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2015 Sandpiper 355RE. Ependad helped figure this from cat scales. Have the tickets. No guessing.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:42 PM   #17
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Sorry!

Trailers gvwr is 15500. As weighed, a little more than 12,000.
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Forest River site has dry weights for 355RE is 12,080 with dry pin weights of 2084 lbs. That's odd the pin weight is lighter loaded then dry!

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We didn't get washer/dryer combo, don't know if this matters. Two big opposing slides behind the trailer axles.
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Just doesn't sound right with that 1700 pin weight- 300 lbs less then dry.. You said you have the weight tickets you could double check them by putting tne numbers in link below just to double check the math.

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