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Old 12-19-2015, 05:43 PM   #1
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Silverado 1500 Max Trailering

I'm currently looking at a new Silverado LTZ 1500 with the Max Trailering package. Wondering if anyone is currently towing with one. Trailer is right about 8200 lbs ready for camping, Surveyor SC321BHTS.

Anyone with experience towing with this truck with the Max Trailering package? The numbers all line up, I'd be under on both payload (1900 lbs) and tow rating (11k lbs).
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Here is a good site to plug in your numbers and see where you stand.

Towing Calculator based on Truck's Payload/CCC - Towing Planner
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:16 PM   #3
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Here is a good site to plug in your numbers and see where you stand.

Towing Calculator based on Truck's Payload/CCC - Towing Planner
Thanks. Running those numbers I am over 1,000 under the minimun. My tongue weight on my trailer is 989 loaded and with batteries and propane full. No water as we're always camping full hookups.

I'm very much leaning towards pulling the trigger. Excellent discounts, 0% financing.
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The only concern I would have is the 36 foot length so don't scrimp on you hitch setup.
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The only concern I would have is the 36 foot length so don't scrimp on you hitch setup.
I have the equalizer brand WDH. I've towed this trailer with both an F150 EcoBoost and a Ram 2500 5.7l. It has the standard bed vs the short bed I had with the Ford.
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Also how much stuff in your truck?

Mine is 700lbs over empty weight with me, wife, 2 young kids, dog and gear. Stuff adds up fast.

Is that 1900 the number on the door sticker or a number off the website? If not from door sticker, it's actual payload will be lower.

Have you weighed your hitch weight loaded and ready to camp? If not, assume 15%, or 1230lbs.

So if you were me and my 700lbs of stuff and assuming 1900 c.c.c. and 1230lb hitch weight, I'm over payload with your truck choice and camper.
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Replace the 'P' tires with a LT load range D or E and add air bags
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Also how much stuff in your truck?

Mine is 700lbs over empty weight with me, wife, 2 young kids, dog and gear. Stuff adds up fast.

Is that 1900 the number on the door sticker or a number off the website? If not from door sticker, it's actual payload will be lower.

Have you weighed your hitch weight loaded and ready to camp? If not, assume 15%, or 1230lbs.

So if you were me and my 700lbs of stuff and assuming 1900 c.c.c. and 1230lb hitch weight, I'm over payload with your truck choice and camper.
Here is my math

Hitch weight per CAT scale 989
Hitch 65 lbs
Passengers and driver 375
Crap in can of truck 50
Stuff in bed 100
Puts me at 1,579. The TT weight was CAT scale weight before a 1 week trip. The CCC is yellow sticker. I figure I have roughly 250 lbs breathing room.

Unless I'm forgetting something.

If I am missing/forgetting something please call me on it, I'd rather exhaust everything than to make an expensive mistake.
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Replace the 'P' tires with a LT load range D or E and add air bags
The tires I was planning on, the airbags are a good idea as well. Thanks
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For about $350 you can get "Super Springs" installed which is nothing more than an extra leaf spring. It is supposed to give you an extra 1,000 lbs load. I had a set installed on my Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison just to help with a heavy tongue weight [1,500 lbs]. They do make a difference. No adjusting or adding air and they don't have any effect on your unloaded ride.
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