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Old 07-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the advice...

After looking at your posts it appears as though it CAN pull it but I probably won’t like the "experience". That being said, I think we'll pass on this particular TT. Luck would have it, my wife has found a Keystone Passport 2910BHWE w/ an advertised dry-weight of ~5,500 at our local dealership. Sound about right? Either way, I'll keep ya'll posted. Thanks again.

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the advice...

After looking at your posts it appears as though it CAN pull it but I probably won’t like the "experience". That being said, I think we'll pass on this particular TT. Luck would have it, my wife has found a Keystone Passport 2910BHWE w/ an advertised dry-weight of ~5,500 at our local dealership. Sound about right? Either way, I'll keep ya'll posted. Thanks again.

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #23
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Thanks OldCoot -- Appreciate the advise WRT down-shifting. I know it wont pull it "fast" but I don't want to struggle to maintain ~65 on the flat roads or smell tranny heading up a 7% on a hot AZ day.

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Just make sure you have a tranny cooler in addition to the factory one that goes into the radiator and stay out of OD and in the tow mode while towing and you won't have any problems.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #24
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I tow my Tracer 3200 BHT with my 2012 Silverado. As other have said, you are not going to win any drag races, but I am comfortable towing it 55-65mph. I have done several trips with no issues through New Hampshire and Maine. I just take my time, plan accordingly and I did take a good amount of time to dial my dual cam hitch in. Would I like a different vehicle, yes, but for the 7 times a year I tow it, I am not going to justify a larger truck. I would rather take my time and enjoy the camper I have. I do tow other trailers alot through out the year, so I am used to towing, so this does not bother me.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:46 PM   #25
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A good weight distribution hitch and you will have no problem. Ditto on what f700 said. I would rather have an HD pickup, but i only tow 5-7 times a year and drive my 1500 to work everyday.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #26
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Thanks for all the advice...

After looking at your posts it appears as though it CAN pull it but I probably wonít like the "experience". That being said, I think we'll pass on this particular TT. Luck would have it, my wife has found a Keystone Passport 2910BHWE w/ an advertised dry-weight of ~5,500 at our local dealership. Sound about right? Either way, I'll keep ya'll posted. Thanks again.

John
I think you would be a lot happier pulling that one.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:29 PM   #27
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I believe you have the six speed transmission. With this transmission I've seen other posts which equate the 3.42 with a final gear ratio matching 4.10 gears of a five speed transmission. I'll try to find that one again and post it here.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:42 PM   #28
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Found some of the info, but can't cut and paste from my ipad. I was incorrect. The conversion chart makes final drive ratio of the 3.42 and a six speed transmission comparable to a 3.73 with the four speed transmission. First gear is way lower on the six speed but sixth on the six speed and fourth on the four speed are almost identical. Still looking for that thread. It made me feel a little better about my 3.08's.
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http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh...hp?tid/247467/


Finally found it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:36 AM   #30
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I pull a trailer that is about 6700 dry. Like someone said, you will probably add 15-1600 lbs in there with no water. I pulled it a couple of times with a 97 f150 4x4 with 3.55 gears and it really struggled. I could go 60 mph in third if the land was flat and no wind. other than that it would want 2nd gear and I would slow to 50mph or less so I wasn't screaming the daylights out of it. Your Gm will pull a bit better than my 97. I have since gone to an ecoboost and it does pretty good. But I would recommend you read a thread I started today called "suggestions to get weight off the rear axle". I probably have different issues than you, but it will give you an idea of what you're up against weight-wise.
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