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Old 08-18-2016, 02:26 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by CaptnJohn View Post
Fun reading those trying to be nice while saying "forget the trailer and get a pop up or better yet a tent".
I'm glad the OP asked his question before he did anything. Many times we don't know what we don't know, and I find myself there quite a bit. The popcorn reference is to those who will offer up unhelpful or an irrelevant piece of advice.

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Old 08-18-2016, 02:40 PM   #22
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The rating you need to be concerned about is the max cargo capacity as this one is usually exceeded before towing capacity. The max cargo capacity should be on sticker on divers door post. Start with cargo capacity then subtract TV passengers, Cargo, 100 lbs for WD hitch, The remaining amount is the max tongue weight the vehicle can haul. Keep in mind that just because the numbers may say you are within the limit, they do not guarantee towing will be an experience you want to do.


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Old 08-19-2016, 08:32 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by hondo View Post
If its a V6 it is a 4.3 liter. The smallest V8 was a 4.8 liter.
I believe you will find the 283 chev v8 is a 4.6litre engine. Manufactured from 1955-2003
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:51 PM   #25
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I have a 2013 Silverado with the W/T package (4.3 V6).

Max tow rating is 4700 lbs with the rear end gears it came with.

I just bought a Surveyor 235RS that weights 3699lbs UVW or 5100lbs GVWR.

I was actually pleasantly surprised at how well my truck pulled it. I was worried it would be slow to get up to speed, but it was no worse than pulling my 2000lbs popup camper.

Yes, the V6 is a little underpowered, but I have the same frame and brakes as the V8's, so I can stop just as well, and thats the important part.

I'm just going to be careful to buy my camp wood local instead of bring with, and watch how much junk we load in it.
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:14 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by Dabmeb View Post
I believe you will find the 283 chev v8 is a 4.6litre engine. Manufactured from 1955-2003
Believe the smallest Chev V8 was a 265 Cu In ( not sure what that equates to in Litre, 4.5?) manufactured from 1955 thru thru early 1957.

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