First real trip with new trailer
Went to West Virginia from Dayton, Ohio this past weekend. I've got a Salem 30KQBSS, its dry weight is 6880 lbs, loaded...haven't weighed it yet, but I'd guess about 7700 lbs with what we have in it. I have a 2010 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab 2WD LT that I've recently upgraded the axle ratio from 3.08 to 3.42. This gives me 9700 towing capacity from 6900 with the 3.08.
After spending some time towing in the "mountains" of Southeast Ohio and Western West Virginia, I've come the the conclusion that I have enough truck. I'm not setting any speed records, but the truck will do the job.
The biggest concern with towing so far for me is the wind moving me on occasion. I think the only thing that will help with that would be a dually...and I'm not getting that and using it as an everyday vehicle.
Does anyone have any suggestions for helping with stability in windy conditions? Bigger tires??..all I have on the Chevy now is stock. Any suggestions would be welcome.