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Old 12-26-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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My wife and I are looking at a couple of different models of TT the 2604WS and 8314. I have had both class A and super C MH and now want a TT we can pull with a 2013 Chevy C1500 with 5.3L 2WD Ext cab with 3.73 rear gear. I'm not sure if the 8314 would push the truck to far to it's limit or not. I sold my super C in the spring and we REALLY miss camping. We hope to have one by spring camping time.

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Old 12-26-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Starlifter - You need to check your owner's manual VERY carefully. I have a 2009 Silverado 5.3L, 3.73, 4WD, extended cab, towing package w/ trans cooler. On the surface, it sounds very similar to yours. Per the owners manual, my tow rating is 7500 lbs. Also listed in my owners manual are 98 (count'em!) other permutations of engine, cab, rear end, trans cooling, etc for the 1500 (there are 20 more each for the 2500 and the 3500). The 1500 tow ratings range from 4800lbs to 14,000lbs. So you need to know what you're truck is really good for. Don't believe a thing the salesman may tell you about towing capacity. When a "half ton pickup" can range from 4,800-14,000lbs towing capacity, anyone who blithely says "it can be pulled by a half ton pickup" is full of BS.

Looking on the internet, the 2604 has a GVWR of about 7600 lbs and the 8314 is about 8450lbs. That's definitely over my capacity. My GVWR is about 4600lb, so I feel I have lots of margin. You need to make sure you maintain some margin, too. At least 10%, but 20% is better.

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Old 12-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thank you Rockfordroo. I just checked my manual and with the 3.42 axle (I put the wrong number in first time) and heavy duty cooling I can go to 9700 max trailer weight. Thanks again for the advise!
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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Star lifter, the first stage of learning is "You don't know you don't know." Bad place to be. The second stage is "You know you don't know." Much better place to be as you can ask questions. From the number of posts you are probably somewhere in between those stages. I am not being critical I'm just saying there is a lot more to research than how,much your truck can tow. That just means your tranny and engine can drag that much weight down the road. Shoot, I saw a Toyota pull the space shuttle on a tv commercial. There are many threads on here about towing. You will get eat up the fastest by GVWR and Payload and GCWR. check all these out for your truck. As you do this you will get to stage 3 and 4 which are "Your don't know you know and you know you know."
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