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Old 12-07-2017, 01:48 PM   #1
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Silverado 1500 with 3.08 gears?

Wondering what people do or have towed with their Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L and 3.08 gears. Mine is rated for 6200 lbs towing (4x4 crew). Curious how it does. Thanks!
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I pull my MiniLite with mine and it does great. When I'm in the mountains it will tac up to 3000rpm at 60mph but it feels like the truck is just in the groove. If you are in the high mountain regions of the US, maybe not geared low enough.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:15 PM   #3
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I live in Central Florida and don't plan on going to the mountains with it. Bobaloo do you know how much weight your loaded trailer is?
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:39 PM   #4
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It is right at 5500lbs.


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Old 12-07-2017, 02:47 PM   #5
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You need to look at all the numbers mainly the cargo capacity ( sticker on drivers door jamb). Towing capacity is a marketing feature and not a good judge of what you can tow. You will get a wide variety of answers as some folks are ultra conservative while others tow considerably over limits. Just about any vehicle will pull the trailer down the road. Doing it in a way that is safe and not a white knuckle ride is what you want. Do your homework, Don't trust the RV salesman and make your own decision. What others are willing to be comfortable with may not wok for you. Also if this is your first camper, be aware that odds are that you will be looking to upgrade to a larger one sooner than later so plan ahead.
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FlyBob is right, my cargo capacity is 1740lbs and I highly recommend an equalizer hitch and sway control.
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Wondering what people do or have towed with their Silverado 1500 with the 5.3L and 3.08 gears. Mine is rated for 6200 lbs towing (4x4 crew). Curious how it does. Thanks!
3.08 Gears are Not for towing,but you are stuck with them unless you want to spend Big $$$ for 2 sets of gears and Lots of labor! Youroo!!
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:36 PM   #8
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Yep, would have never gotten the truck if I knew they were 3.08s. was told it was 3.42s.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:39 PM   #9
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3.08 could be OK if you have a 6-speed transmission. Some say that 3.08 and 6 speed is better than a 3.73 and 4 speed.
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Yes. It is a 6 speed. 2015. 1/2 ton V8 that only tows 6200 lbs. Rather embarrassing.
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