Even tho' the weight police here don't approve, I have a Silverado ext cab 1500 and pull a 12Flagstaff 8528RKWS and have no problems whatsoever. Do I win drag races with 3/4 t, 1t or 1-1/2 t trucks, NO, but I have averaged 11mpg and don't really care what the WP say. Would I recommend others to do it? I think that is up to the individual to make up his own mind. I do have airbags to get back the 1"-1-1/2" drop in the bed when I set the 5er on it. Also have LR E tires, so I'm not worried. Have towed it over 5000 miles with no problems.