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Old 10-31-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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What type of trailer to look at

Just wondering what type of trailer ( 5er) to look at that I could pull with my truck. Here are the specs of mine : 2009 GMC 1500 extended cab, 4.8L eng, auto trans, 3.23 rear gear, locking diff, factory tow package, 4600 lbs tow weight. Any ideas would help Thanks
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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21 foot and smaller tongue pull trailer (traditional tongue on ball, not a fifth wheel) or Scamp Fifth Wheel. With that truck your payload capacity is just going to be too low to pull any fifth wheel, and likely any trailer over 21'. I am actually wondering if 21' would be too big.
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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You're going to be very limited. As campingwilliamsons said you should probably get the idea of a 5er out if your head with that TV. A small lightweight TT is going to be your best bet but you'll have to watch weights very very close. Dont look at dry weights, you need to look at GVWR of the trailer because once you load up you'll be 800-1000 lbs heavier than the dry weight.


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You said your tow rating was 4600 lbs. I think you just lost another 200 lbs. My 2009 Silverado owners manual show 4400 lbs for your truck.

You're going to need a smaller trailer or a bigger truck.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:32 PM   #5
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Hey rockfordroo just double checked my truck spec sheet : model #C10753 extend cab 6'6" box , 2 wheel drive , tow weight for 3.23 gear is 4700lbs and with 3.73 gear is 6700lbs the V6 4.3L is 4400 lbs. What is the weight of your Roo19? I am able to change gear no problem.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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You said your tow rating was 4600 lbs. I think you just lost another 200 lbs. My 2009 Silverado owners manual show 4400 lbs for your truck.

You're going to need a smaller trailer or a bigger truck.
His is only two wheel drive, that's where he gets the extra 200lbs.
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Hey rockfordroo just double checked my truck spec sheet : model #C10753 extend cab 6'6" box , 2 wheel drive , tow weight for 3.23 gear is 4700lbs and with 3.73 gear is 6700lbs the V6 4.3L is 4400 lbs. What is the weight of your Roo19? I am able to change gear no problem.
You can change the gear but also realize you're still probably not going to pull a 5th wheel with a 6700 lbs max tow.
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Doesn't have to be a 5er just want to know what I should start looking at that I could pull with my truck.
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jfrauts:

You're right, I misread the manual.

My Roo 19 is 3383 lbs dry wt, 4770 lbs GVWR. Hitch wt is 370 lbs.
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I've got a Ford Explorer Sport Trac, 2000 or 2001, I always forget. It's small. I tow a Flagstaff MicroLite 18FBR without difficulty, but I'm in VA and mostly travel flat ground here. I'd never get anything bigger until I upgrade my TV...
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