FWIW, I checked the 2004 Trailer Life towing guides for your Silverado. It's 5th wheel towing limit is 7100 lbs (3.42 axle ratio) or 8100 lbs (3.73).
I have the 3.73.
I'm not real worried about RAWR because I have air bags.
Don't everyone jump on me!
Probably won't even try to use my current truck for a new 5th wheel.
But it's looking more and more like there is a F250, or a Chevy 2500 in
gonna miss this truck.
Problem is it's a cream puff and looks brand new and has only 44000 miles
but trade in is down around $10,000 or less.
It breaks your heart to see the mark down on stuff after a few years.
Our trailer sold new for $18,000.
4 years later dealers won't give us much over $8,000 or $9,000 max
This is why we're going to be real careful. Can't afford to take the mark down
more than one more time.
The next one is the last one.
I've only said that 3 times already
Truth is, we're not done buying trailers till my wife says we are.......