Originally Posted by Johnnie
Salesman is telling my husband that his Heavy Duty Silverado can pull it. Can someone advise us before we buy. He said that his truck had 1100 lbs limit, He does have 4 wheel drive and it is a 2006. Can we pull this size trailer or is he dreaming?
Dunno if it's too late or not, but I would not advise this combo.
I have a 2008 2500HD with the 6.0 gasser that pulls my WA2715. She's only ~1500Lbs on the hitch and around 8,000-9,000Lbs overall depending on if she's hauling the toy. I run a weight distribution hitch and dual pad anti-sway bars.
I know the 5th wheel is a bit different, but going off how she pulls the 2715, I wouldn't dare put any more weight behind her. She's the extended cab long bed 4x4. I average around 55MPH getting about 7MPG doing everything I can to keep the RPMs below 2,500. I'm guessing i'll only be able to get a max of 40,000 miles out of her pulling like she is, although, I wouldn't be surprised if she'd dead in 20,000.
I'm guessing that a tow cam, air bags (cause the suspension is at its limit), new head gaskets, valves, rods, maybe rockers, upgraded oil & trans coolers along with a tune would get her into a better place but I'll probably just trade up to a diesel when I get the money...