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Old 07-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I am interested in a wildwood 30kqbs. Dry weight of approx 6900 lbs. my truck is rated up to 10,600 lbs. I am not concerned of the weight more so the way my truck will handle. Now I do have a weight distributing bar and sway control to put on it. I didn't know if anyone has had experience with this truck and pulling this amount of weight. Let me know what you guys think.

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Old 07-20-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Pulled an 08Flagstaff831RLSS with a 5.3L and a 3.23 rear end over 20,000 miles with no problems, so your 6.2 shouldn't have any problems.

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Old 07-20-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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Thanks old coot. I figured that I would be ok. Like to have the reassurance.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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buddy at work has a 2013 with the 6.2. that thing hauls arse, and pulls great, dont worry unless you are at max weight and hit really long big hills
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For your own peace of mind tho, I would run all the numbers and make sure you are under the GAW front and rear and especially the GVWR of the truck when you are loaded up and ready to go. Many here have been suprized at how heavy the truck gets loaded up and how modest the GVWR is.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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Truck should have plenty of power. If you meant you have a sway bar then I would look into an integrated WDH/sway control setup like the Equal-i-zer 4 point or the Reese Dual Cam. Either one would be money well spent.

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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Payload should be your main concern the 1/2 ton trucks almost always fall short in that catagory 1st. This was why I jumped to a 3/4 ton my travel trailer has a dry weight of 6400 tongue weight of 980 dry. Payload was only 1280 with my 1500 and dropping the trailer onto the hitch with nothing else gobbled up alot of payload never mind firewood, generator, people. My current truck added 1,000 pounds of payload (2,750). Pulling the weight will not be an issue it's the carrying thats gets dicey. As suggested run the numbers I bet payload approaches the limit 1st.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #8
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Keep the bed as empty as possible and put all the heavy stuff in the trailer and you should be ok. Keep the tires on the truck to max pressure allowed per the sidewall. If you don't have LT tires, would suggest getting them as P rated tires will wallow a lot with the trailer and you don't want that.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #9
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See my signature picture and stats. In the last 12 months I have traveled from Texas to New Mexico, Texas to Arizona, and just got back from New York. I have pulled some of the toughest hills.... ask anyone about Phoenix to Flagstaff or Mount Magazine in Arkansas. Outside of those extreme hills, I have not had any issues. Normal interstate travel has not posed any problems. Engine temps are normal and the tranny does go up as expected but not out of range to cause concern. We generally roll down the road at 65 to 70 mph. We've averaged 9.9 mpg overall on our trips. I put a set of Firestone Ride Rights just before our last trip and it make a world of difference. One thing I want to do next is replace the tires as Coot suggested. With the 5er I am at the upper end of the recommended towing and load capacity for the truck but not over. Except in extreme head or cross wind you really don't know it's there.
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We have a Vlite 30wfkss and tow with a Chevy Silverado 1500 with a 6.0 vortec max, rear end geared 4.1. We have not had any issues towing.

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