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Old 06-08-2016, 08:28 AM   #11
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Old 06-08-2016, 08:30 AM   #12
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I see the GU6 so it's 3.42


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Old 06-08-2016, 09:02 AM   #13
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Well I have a 11000 lbs combined weight - the van loaded weighs about 5200 and the trailer is about 5000 so I seem to have a little bit of cushion. I do use weight distribution hitches so not sure it that helps .


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Well I have a 11000 lbs combined weight - the van loaded weighs about 5200 and the trailer is about 5000 so I seem to have a little bit of cushion. I do use weight distribution hitches so not sure it that helps .


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Vans going to weigh more than that.

One of my trucks, my 2007 chevy silverado extended cab 2wd weighs 5200 lbs empty.
Your van is probably actually closer to 7,000 lb or more.
You need to run it by some scales and look at your door jam gvwr sticker and the upfitter sticker.

Im standing by the fact that your REALLY going to have issues with towing 5,000lb trailer with that setup.

Wdh isnt going to help this situation
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It dates here what front end and rear weigh, I just added them together .


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Old 06-08-2016, 09:27 AM   #17
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It's tricky cause it states I can pull 7300 lbs with wdh so doesn't it know how much the van weighs ? These specs are from my vin too so if expect some kind of reliable information.


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It shows a capacity of combined 7600 lbs and the gvwr of 7100.

With a curb weight of 4639. That is most likely the stripped down weight before hundreds of lbs of conversion stuff goes in it.

That 255hp and 330ftlb tq is the killer.

Edit..with that initial curb weight i could easily see the converted weight to be 5600-6100lb or so.
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It's tricky cause it states I can pull 7300 lbs with wdh so doesn't it know how much the van weighs ? These specs are from my vin too so if expect some kind of reliable information.


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Thats true but you still have to be under the max combined of the 11,000/12,000 lb.
Conversion vehicles and upfitted trucks are always tricky. We have a gmc 3500 van sitting here in the shop and it doesn't have the gvwr placard that i can find. But it has been upfitted with a bus body
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It shows a capacity of combined 7600 lbs and the gvwr of 7100.

With a curb weight of 4639. That is most likely the stripped down weight before hundreds of lbs of conversion stuff goes in it.

That 255hp and 330ftlb tq is the killer.

Edit..with that initial curb weight i could easily see the converted weight to be 5600-6100lb or so.


Not sure I understand what you're getting at ... Please explain


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