Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2015, 06:50 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
davel1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seaford, De
Posts: 2,317
Quote:
Originally Posted by canbyfam99 View Post
Excuse my "newness", I assume you are talking about on the Silverado? We actually don't have a sticker on our door but it is by the hitch under the truck. Listing 12,000 with a 1,200 payload.
tow ratings are NEVER on the truck. What you are seeing is the rating of the hitch itself, not the truck. You are likely a few thousand pounds less than what you think, making this trailer not possible. You may have the 11,200 rating, but that is only with 3.73 gears. No crew cab 4x4 configuration has a 12,000 lb rating.
__________________

__________________
David & Lynn
2014 Coachmen Chaparral Signature 327 RLKS
2016 Ford F350 Lariat CC Dually
davel1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 07:39 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 28
I am guessing everyone is right... And we do have the 3.73... I apologize for leaving that out. Like I had said earlier... I can not find another sticker on the truck but will keep looking. We are very new to this and this will be our first TT.
All

Greatly appreciate all the advice!!!
__________________

__________________
canbyfam99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 07:43 AM   #13
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Look at the yellow "tire loading" sticker on the driver's door jamb.
You'll run out of payload waaaaaay before you run out of max tow.
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 07:46 AM   #14
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
This
Attached Images
 
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 08:11 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by TURBS View Post
This

Okay thanks... Got it!!! Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByForest River Forums1444738252.537030.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	70.5 KB
ID:	91384

So it looks like 1646lbs in the TV
__________________
canbyfam99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 08:25 AM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 28
Okay so to clarify we have a 2014 Silverado 5.3L V8. (3.73 rear axle)
With max trailering package
We will assume the 11,200 tow rating and it appears from the sticker we have a TV payload of 1646lbs.

With max passenger and some stuff we would be looking at 800lbs in the TV.

Thanks everyone for your patience!!!
__________________
canbyfam99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 08:45 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 28
Lastly, my husband just read that our GVWR is 7200lbs and with everything else he has equipped on his vehicle we will be able to handle this...

With everyone's help we were able to get further information so thank you all😊
__________________
canbyfam99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 08:58 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Orlando
Posts: 427
Before you buy airbags try the WDH, I use the Equalizer and it works fine. I installed airbags on my Silverado 1500 to tow a 2702ss Rockwood (about 6000 lbs). I found them pretty much usless after the Equalizer install. If you decide you need them they will affect how the WDH is setup.
__________________
Brewhedd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 09:17 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewhedd View Post
Before you buy airbags try the WDH, I use the Equalizer and it works fine. I installed airbags on my Silverado 1500 to tow a 2702ss Rockwood (about 6000 lbs). I found them pretty much usless after the Equalizer install. If you decide you need them they will affect how the WDH is setup.

That is helpful, thank you! We had definitely planned on the WDH and Chevy actually recommends it too!
__________________
canbyfam99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 09:20 AM   #20
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,337
Remember the wdh "weight" is also considered "cargo"
If air bags are added they to are considered "cargo" as well.

Wdh and air bag system must be deducted from ccc number.


TURBS
08 duramax tuned n modded
2015 columbus 320RS
2015 camping "30 nights"
__________________

__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
newbie, towing

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11 AM.