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Old 06-22-2016, 11:57 AM   #21
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I believe you're just as bad as everyone else. You don't tell us what your 1/2 ton is rated for, even though you did say "All 1/2 tons are not created equal." How's the OP to determine how his might stack up if you don't tell him the specs on yours?
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:35 PM   #22
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:43 PM   #23
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I probably should have mentioned I am looking at a 29hfs XLR with a rzr in the back.
If you ask on this forum, folks will tell you you need a 1 ton to pull a pop up and a Kenworth, etc for anything else.
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Old 06-22-2016, 12:46 PM   #24
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If you ask on this forum, folks will tell you you need a 1 ton to pull a pop up and a Kenworth, etc for anything else.
Boy O Boy is that the truth!
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:38 PM   #25
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I love these 1/2 ton debates did I mention I now have 329814 miles on my 2002 chev 1/2 ton pulling XLR HyperLight 29 hfs with a Can-Am Spyder in back fully loaded fuel cell and water tanks - and I camp almost every other weekend for over a year now - zero sway been up to 80 plus - I'm i slow going up steep grade yes - I mean mountain pass type of hills - could I keep 65 going up steep grade yes but don't like to the revs being that high so slow it down to 55 at a nice 3300 rpm

I remember when I first put a 10,5 lance camper on the truck with stock tires - thought we where gonna die driving it home --huge sway - barely do 40 around a corner - this was with air bags installed -- switch to Michelin E ply tires and all was good again - sway gone - no more truck roll -- ----

The weak link in my truck has been the transmission but everything else has not been rebuilt and currently 329814 miles and climbing - headed to Santa Cruz on the 1st from Seattle

Unfortunately You won't know what you truck can handle till you tow it - - I seen plenty of 3/4 ton trucks that have the same issue as 1/2 tons and rated less than some of the new 1/2 tons

All 1/2 tons are not created equal!

WDH Setup is critical

Bring on the 1ton critics lol





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...So...I shouldn't have bought the 2015 GMC Duramax 3500HD CC DRW for my Windjammer? Dang it...
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I love these 1/2 ton debates did I mention I now have 329814 miles on my 2002 chev 1/2 ton pulling XLR HyperLight 29 hfs with a Can-Am Spyder in back fully loaded fuel cell and water tanks - and I camp almost every other weekend for over a year now - zero sway been up to 80 plus - I'm i slow going up steep grade yes - I mean mountain pass type of hills - could I keep 65 going up steep grade yes but don't like to the revs being that high so slow it down to 55 at a nice 3300 rpm

I remember when I first put a 10,5 lance camper on the truck with stock tires - thought we where gonna die driving it home --huge sway - barely do 40 around a corner - this was with air bags installed -- switch to Michelin E ply tires and all was good again - sway gone - no more truck roll -- ----

The weak link in my truck has been the transmission but everything else has not been rebuilt and currently 329814 miles and climbing - headed to Santa Cruz on the 1st from Seattle

Unfortunately You won't know what you truck can handle till you tow it - - I seen plenty of 3/4 ton trucks that have the same issue as 1/2 tons and rated less than some of the new 1/2 tons

All 1/2 tons are not created equal!

WDH Setup is critical

Bring on the 1ton critics lol





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Old 06-22-2016, 01:59 PM   #28
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Enough truck?

Aftermarket big x2 stacked - transmission Cooler - about 3 times the size of the so called extra transmission cooler that GM provides w tow package (I did this after I bought and pulled the 29hfs - )

AmOil high temp transmission fluid

Transmission mods - big ones

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I'm saving your quote - that will live on forever on this forum 😅😅😅😅
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...So...I shouldn't have bought the 2015 GMC Duramax 3500HD CC DRW for my Windjammer? Dang it...
Should of bought a Mack, Peterbilt or bigger.
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