Originally Posted by whatzleft
I have a 2000 silverado 2500, 4WD reg cab. OEM tow package, 410 rear end, with LT265/75r16 tires.
The only numbers I have on my door panel are as follows...
GAWR frt 4410
GAWR rr 6000
The 5er i am fixing to purchase is 36.5' has a dry weight of 10,039lbs cargo capacity of 2097
pin weight is 1795
hitch weight 150lbs
passenger weight 350lbs
full tank of gas 200lbs
Can I tow this 5er with this truck? Thanks, great site!!!
You're quoting the trailer's dry weight so unless you don't plan to put anything in it you should be using the trailer's loaded weight which in your case is 12,136 pounds.
Pin weight is usually in the 20 to 25% range of the trailer's total weight so in reality the loaded pin weight could be up to around 2,500 pounds.
FWIW... my last truck was a 2500HD (2010 D/A) which had a GVWR of 9,200 pounds with a dry weight of 7,200 so it only left me with 2,000 pound payload. So with all the things you described when I weighed the truck & trailer I was over the truck's capacity by 1,300 pounds but was under the RAWR. The RAWR on these 3/4 tons is limited by the E rated tire capacity which is just over 3,000 pounds a side.
First thing you should do is get the truck weighed empty so you know what you have for a payload to work with, add in all the goodies you have with the "loaded" pin weight and decide from there.