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Old 11-06-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Newbie towing capacity question

I am about to purchase a 2015 Windjammer 3006WK but am not sure my truck can tow it! I assumed since my truck's max tow rating was 9500lbs, I could easily tow the 3006WK (GVWR 8750lbs); however, after using the towing calculator it seems I can only tow 3700lbs?? I need help trying to figure all of this out. I just bought this truck in order to tow an RV as my old F-150 could not do the job. I don't think the RV dealer is going to do these numbers for me.

Here are all the numbers I know...

2013 GMC Sierra 1500 V8 5.3L:
GVWR 7000
GCWR 15000
Max loaded trailer weight rating 9500
RGAWR 3950
Tongue max ?? I am assuming 1100 (not sure where to find that)

2015 Windjammer 3006WK (Platinum pkg):
GVWR 8750
Dry weight 7197
Cargo Cap 1553
Dry hitch 915

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Look on your tire loading sticker on the door jamb for cargo carrying capacity.


Your camper will likely be around 8200 lbs loaded and ready to go.


You'll run out of cargo carrying capacity before you get close to max tow weight.

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Old 11-06-2014, 10:34 AM   #3
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See where mine says ccc?
That number should be subtracted from.
Passenger weight
Any cargo weight hauled in pickup
Wd hitch weight
Tongue weight
Any aftermarket pickup add ons

Dry tongue wet will increase as trailer is loaded my several hundred lbs.

Yours is 915, I'd suspect it to be around 1100 to 1200 lbs. "Guessing "

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Look on your tire loading sticker on the door jamb for cargo carrying capacity...
Keep in mind that the tire loading sticker is for P rated tires.
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:47 AM   #5
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Keep in mind that the tire loading sticker is for P rated tires.
well mine isn't but his most likely is.


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Turbo, my CCC is 1536lbs and my tires are a P rating. Not sure what "Wd hitch" means. I get that the tongue weight will increase as well (esp since I am planning on getting either a Propride or Hensley hitch). My truck has no other added aftermarket add ons. I just don't trust that both GMC and the RV dealer are telling me the truth (or at least breaking it down so I can understand the math). If the most my trailer can ever weigh fully loaded is 8750 and the most my truck is rated to pull is 9500, I just assumed I was in the clear but I am still confused about all the other numbers. I don't want to buy this TT and kill my TV. I appreciate all of your replies but I guess I am still confused. Sorry, still very new at all of this.

Tongue weight

Any aftermarket pickup add ons
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:09 AM   #7
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Wd hitch = weight distribution hitch.
Hensley / pro pride etc etc

Ps- p rated tires gives you less overall towing capacity.
Upgrading to lt tires imo is your best bet.

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Ok got it so if all pax (600) + WD (200) + loaded tongue (1200) = 2000 I am already over my CCC regardless of other cargo in the truck right?
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Ok got it so if all pax (600) + WD (200) + loaded tongue (1200) = 2000 I am already over my CCC regardless of other cargo in the truck right?
Correct

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So I basically cannot purchase the TT until I upgrade my tires?
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