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Old 11-10-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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New Vibe 28rl purchase and towing

about to upgrade from a 23ft wolfpup 18TO 3900lbs to a Vibe 28rl which is 34ft 6700lbs dry, tonque weight 750lbs, question is my TV is a 2018 silverado 5.3 z71 4wd standard box, max tow weight 9600lbs, using a wdh, the weight/calculator says im good up to(possible incorrect numbers) 8800lbs. Do other haulers have a similar combination and how does this truck have enough capacity? Others have chimed in from the 1/2 ton truck tow section and its very mixed, some say no problem some say no way. Any input is appreciated
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:35 PM   #2
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madatme, I have a 268rks Vibe that I think is about weight, etc. When I purchased it, I towed with an 09 Titan. The tow portion was ok. I didnt like the way it stopped. Also didnt think it would handle up and down grades that well. Gave Titan up for F250 short bed 6.2 gasser. The only thing I sweat now is gas availibility. I just make plans around that.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:06 PM   #3
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I have a 28í unit also and loaded at 7500 lbs towing with a tundra. I am thinking you will be fine once the wdh is set up to your liking and a few runs. Just remember the basics and keep it 60-65 and others can go around you. Only challenge may be large grades but you do have the 8 speed trans so just need to find your max torque spot
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We have a 2017 Sierra 1500 4x4 too.. rated at 9100 with a 1500lb payload, 5.3 liter engine and we're pulling a 268rks with no problem (it too is around 34.5 feet long). 34 feet is a bit long for the wheelbase but if you take your time, even during windy days, I don't get impacted too much.
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thanks for your replies and be safe
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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I did look up your 268rks, very nice tt, the 28rl is very simular except for 2 slides instead of 1, I assume you like it very much, happy camping
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