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Old 04-08-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Can I tow this with a half ton

Good morning WBDVT. Thanks for the answer, it sounds right. Also have another question.
I'm hoping to pull this fifht wheel with a half ton truck. It's a 2007 GMC sierra with 5.3 engine and 3.73 rear end, 6.5' feet box rated as per GM for 7500 lbs. Trailer as per registration is 6100 or 6200 pounds. So my question is as anyone weighted their unit and what are we looking at for a loaded trailer???
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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Good morning WBDVT. Thanks for the answer, it sounds right. Also have another question.
I'm hoping to pull this fifht wheel with a half ton truck. It's a 2007 GMC sierra with 5.3 engine and 3.73 rear end, 6.5' feet box rated as per GM for 7500 lbs. Trailer as per registration is 6100 or 6200 pounds. So my question is as anyone weighted their unit and what are we looking at for a loaded trailer???
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Is that question for WBDVT or would you rather have someone with a 5th wheel answer?
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:00 AM   #4
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well heres your specs on trailer
dw 5823
gvwr 7773
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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Still working up an answer but need more info on your truck.
4WD or 2WD
Factory Max Tow Package Y/N
Body style - Reg cab; Crew Cab; extended cab
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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Truck is 2WD, factory tow package yes, extended cab, model C-10753
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #7
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I should also add. We have weighted everything we are going to put in and we are at 365 pounds. Only thing left to weight is clothing and food, and two chairs missing. Realy hope i have done my homework right....
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Don't forget to add weight for water and propane (neither are calculated in the 5'rs net weight). If a second battery was added, even THAT may not be calculated.
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So need to add up 2 30 pounds propane and probably water half when travelling witch i think would be approx 150 175 pounds...
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two 30 lb propane tanks filled with propane weight a lot more than 60 lbs fyi.
approximately they weigh 55 lbs or so each so 110 lbs

water weighs 8 lbs per gallon
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