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Old 01-27-2015, 12:58 PM   #1
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Really bummed out that my 2011 Silverado 1500 LT w/trailer pkg. cannot tow more than 7000 lbs! Currently towing a Surveyor 23 sport TT and want to move up to a small x-tra light 5r with more room. Any one have suggestions !


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Old 01-27-2015, 01:26 PM   #2
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Bigger TV. There aren't any other suggestions. (Unless you rebuild the truck.)
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:35 PM   #3
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Can we safely tow this TT?
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What engine and drivetrain do you have? I have a 2011 Silverado LT with the 5.3L engine and can tow much more than that. My truck GVWR is 7000 pounds which limits the payload capacity but that number is different than the trailer towing capacity.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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Confused

That's exactly the same truck that I have....what are you towing?
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:11 PM   #6
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I have a Rockwood Windjammer 3008W.
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:36 PM   #7
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Robbsails, more importantly, what's your driver door sticker say is its payload capacity.
payload is where 1/2 ton trucks fail, regarding towing a 5th wheel.
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Robbsails, more importantly, what's your driver door sticker say is its payload capacity.
payload is where 1/2 ton trucks fail, regarding towing a 5th wheel.
Almost always!
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:48 PM   #9
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Most of us have come across this situation...eventually most wanna upgrade trlr only to find out they don't have tow vehicle to do the job...rather than try to modify the tow vehicle to do the job, if you really wanna upgrade, you may have to bite the bullet and upgrade the tow vehicle or be satisfied with what you currently have.
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Went from an F-150 to a Ram/Cummins... and will never go back to a gasser for towing...
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