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Old 03-02-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Thinking of buying a Sierra 365SAQ!

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?
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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What model truck and engine? 2500, 3500, gas, diesel?
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:15 PM   #3
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2500 Chevrolet Silverado gas heavy duty 4X4. I don't know what size engine he has. He works third so he won't be up until 10pm. I was just concerned after reading the forum and hearing adding airbags would not help. That's what the salesman told him to do. Also assuring him that his truck would pull it. We camp alot and love it but I don't want to get over our heads. We are taking a second mortgage to get this, so we are guaranteed a tax right off!
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:24 PM   #5
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2060 on the pin, add all the crap and you are looking at 2500 pin weight, I would not want that behind my rig, and I have the same year with the diesel and air bags, most people pulling that same rig have DRW trucks check out this link 365saq weight ?
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:42 PM   #6
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The gas engine will not have enough torque to pull it on the interstate. Been there, tried that with an 8.1L CC Chevy dually. On secondary roads, no problem, but struggles immensely on the fast roadways.
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2500 Chevrolet Silverado gas heavy duty 4X4. I don't know what size engine he has. He works third so he won't be up until 10pm. I was just concerned after reading the forum and hearing adding airbags would not help. That's what the salesman told him to do. Also assuring him that his truck would pull it. We camp alot and love it but I don't want to get over our heads. We are taking a second mortgage to get this, so we are guaranteed a tax right off!
Consult your accountant. You are not guaranteed a "write off", just because you take out a second mortgage on your home. There are stipulations as to how you must use that money to "legally" deduct it from your taxes.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:44 PM   #8
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I pull my 365saq with my one ton Drw diesel and I'm just at my overloads
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:03 AM   #9
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I've pulled mine with both an '11 2500 and now with a '13 3500 DRW. The 2500 was 4x4 CC LB and did fine. It dropped the exact same amount as my 3500 does now. The only difference I've noticed is their is less "bounce" when you hit a big bump. I would not pull it with a gas motor though, and I'm not even sure the gas motor is rated for pulling that much, even with a 4.10 rear end. These are definitely in the diesel (or large gas, Ford v10) category.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:11 AM   #10
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Yea, sorry to burst the bubble but you WILL need a diesel. My 2008 ford f-250 long bed 2WD diesel with TIMBREN bump stops pulls/handles my 2014 365SAQB with no problem. I have no water in water tank/no generator/no washer or dryer on board. I don't need those things and will never dry camp. Just my 2 cents.
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