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Old 09-28-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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looking at a 31 Reds Sabre

I have a 2500 Duramax 4x4 8' box extended cab. I am looking at a Sabre 31reds fiver. Am I asking too much of my truck to buy a trailer this size?
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:47 AM   #2
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It has a dry weight of 8,986# and a GVWR 12,051#. According to trailerlife the tow rating for your TV is 13,400 so you would be fine there but the hitch weight of over a ton might be an issue for you. Take a look at your payload and subtract all the stuff you haul (don't forget the 5er hitch will be about 200#) and a full tank of fuel and you'll have the amount of pin weight you can carry.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:51 AM   #3
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You will be fine with your towing setup.
Your 2500HD can handle it. You'll like the Sabre. I've got a 31RKTS and besides the Concertone, have had no major problems.
With your long bed, you won't even need a slider hitch which will save you a few bucks.
Good luck with your Sabre, if you decide to get it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:15 AM   #4
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I think you're golden.
Don't know what year yours is but the 09s have a payload of almost 2tons (3,924lbs) this does include passengers, gogo juice......... but I think you should be good to go. I couldn't find a GCWR but the tow capacity is 15,800.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:44 PM   #5
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Sorry our truck is a 2005
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:00 PM   #6
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Found the info here


go down to the bottom for the weight capacities for the various setups for the 2500s



still good to go
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:41 AM   #7
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Thanks I printed all 17 pages and will keep it for future reference.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:05 AM   #8
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I have a 2006 and pull more than that and no problem. I think the 2006 have a little more hp but still no problem. I am pulling a cherokee 295b 36' and dry it is 1100 or so by memory. And we have a lot of junk in it.

no problem.
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