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Old 02-09-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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2014 Silverado and 27rkss

Hello, new to the Forum. I've searched and searched for anyone talking about the 2014 Silverado 5.3 and 3.42 rear end pulling a wildwood 27rkss. I've run all the numbers and it certainly looks to be towards the high end of gross combined weight and pulling limits. But not at max (about 1500 below max pulling amount). I was looking to see if anyone has actually had a towing experience with this combo? Feedback appreciated. Thanks. Dan
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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I towed my current TT with a 2012 1500 Chevy Crew Cab. Power was no issue, but the tongue weight wreaked havoc on my crew cab wheel base. After adjusting my w/d hitch and replacing my tires with LT tires I was pretty comfortable driving. Definately made a big difference in the rear end with the tires. My trailer is a comparable model although heavier and longer. I would not have any concerns with the right set up.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:46 PM   #3
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Dan,

I have the 2014 LTZ, I pull a HW296, I know weights are different but mine pulls very nice. Not much of a help, I just like talking about my rig😜


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Old 02-09-2015, 05:47 PM   #4
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Whats the specs on the trailer. Im pulling a Wildcat Maxx T28RLS with a 2013 z71. 5.3, 3.42 gears. Diablo tuned the engine. Weight distribution hitch. Works just fine. My Truck has no issues pulling my trailer. I dont try to do 65 goin up hills but we aint in a hurry. We want to get to our destination safely and enjoy life. Mileage sucks, about 10-11mpg but what do you expect pullin that kinda weight.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:55 PM   #5
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GVWR on the trailer is 7720. Sticker says 6450 dry. Tongue weight is ~720 dry. I'll have a 1200 lb weight distributing hitch on it. numbers work. Glad to hear the feedback on pulling experience. Thanks much.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:01 PM   #6
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Make sure you got some sort of sway control and a good brake controller also and you should be good to go.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:07 PM   #7
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Hi
I have the same trailer only I have an 06 Silverado Z71 same rears and motor. I have no problem loading the trl up and still well under gross. Its a nice pulling trl tows nicer the my 24 kodiac we had.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:11 PM   #8
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I used to tow a Freedom Express that is roughly the same size as your Trailer.
I towed it with a 2002 Avalanche with the 5.3 It did fine in the Michigan flatlands but when I attacked the larger hills in Northern Lower Michigan it fell short. It can be done but the 5.3 is just too underpowered for the hills. I upgraded with the '14 2500 with the Duramax which is overkill but fifth wheel is comming.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:30 PM   #9
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2014 1/2 ton Silverado, 5.3 and 3.42 pulling 2015 2819VS Windjammer 31', dry weight 6,239 with 794 hitch weight. Pulls just find in flat lands of North Texas. Run about 60 to 65 mph.
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I have a 2011 Silverado with a 3.08 rear end!!! Does anyone know where I can get a better rear end for towing. I'm limited to 7000 lbs. and love the truck!
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