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Old 03-23-2015, 07:38 PM   #1
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Towing a 26dbh?

I've got a 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab 5.3L w/ upgraded transmission cooler.
Is that enough truck to pull the Grey Wolf 26dbh?
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:14 PM   #2
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Yes, my 2010 Avalanche has no issues with the 26DBH. Make sure you have a load distribution hitch
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:50 PM   #3
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Depending on how your Sierra is configured, your towing capacity is rated between 4,400 to 9,600 lbs. So be sure to check the printed sticker on the drivers door for your specific set up option.
The weight info for your t/t is below:
Dry Weight (lbs/kg) 5750 / 2608.2
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs) 1952 / 885.4
GVWR (lbs/kgs) 7740 / 3510.9
1/2 ton towing a 26 footer reasonably loaded should be OK, but I would take into account what type of area you'll be traveling in. For us, we find most of our traveling includes mountains and passes that taxed our 1/2 ton a little more that we wanted even though we were within the towing and GVW limits.
After checking the actual numbers for your Sierra and verifying you'll be within the towing and GVW limits, see how you feel once you get your outfit on the road. If you like it use it a lot and enjoy it often
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:46 AM   #4
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Thank you Jaybird & cannonman,
My max towing weight is 6900 for my specific truck, figured it'd be ok...but also would rather hear it from veterans as I'm a first timer.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:43 PM   #5
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I used to tow that same camper with a 2014 Silverado with just a 4.3L V6 that was rated for 7000 pounds. It was legal (just) and it could pull it (just)
Your setup has a 325hp 5.3L vs my old one's 285hp... you'll do fine.

I traded mine on a 2015 5.3L now because of the 355hp for going through the mountains.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:48 PM   #6
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Thanks Ridersfan. Any wear and tear on your tranny with the Silverado?
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:35 PM   #7
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It's not the hp you need in the mountains, it's the torque and there is no loss of power at elevation with a turbo.
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:18 AM   #8
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Well fellas,
We pulled the trigger on the Grey Wolf 26dbh...can't wait to get my hands on it next week.
Thanks for all of your input
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Well fellas,
We pulled the trigger on the Grey Wolf 26dbh...can't wait to get my hands on it next week.
Thanks for all of your input
Congrats! Seems to be a lot of us new 26dbh owners. Factory rep at the RV show I talked to said it was their most popular floor-plan and one that they were really increasing production on.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:48 PM   #10
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If your traveling with a big family it's a great layout (we have 4 kids ranging from 1-11). Now the fight for whether the boys or the girls get the top bunk.
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