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Old 03-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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It does not have factory tow package. I checked the door it says 6200 lbs gvwr gawr frt 3600 lbs gawr rr 3686
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #12
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Got the manual out lol those numbers on the door must be just for the truck? So many different configs in there I will look under the hood but it's pouring rain right now.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:19 PM   #13
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It does not have factory tow package. I checked the door it says 6200 lbs gvwr gawr frt 3600 lbs gawr rr 3686
those numbers are not towing numbers. those are strictly truck weight numbers. GVWR is the max amount your truck can weigh. the GAWR numbers are the max weights for the front and rear axle.

not having the factory tow package automatically lowers your tow capacity by a large amount. you'll need to duplicate that package to tow the type of trailer you're looking at.

if you would tell us the engine size and rear end ratio, we can get close to the actual tow capacity of your truck. or you can look in your owner's manual but you'll still need to know engine size and rear end ratio.

since you don't have the tow package, the rear end ratio is probably 3.18 or 3.23.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #14
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It's 4.8 v8 and we believe based on option codes it is 3.42 according to the manual 2wd extended cab short box 6100 lbs max trailer weight.
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It's 4.8 v8 and we believe based on option codes it is 3.42 according to the manual 2wd extended cab short box 6100 lbs max trailer weight.
is that with or without the tow package?
you'll need to install all the components of the tow package, to tow a full height travel trailer.
Type III/IV receiver, transmission cooler, pre-wiring for a brake controller, 7-pin trailer connector wired in.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:56 PM   #16
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It currently has a gm factory hitch installed and wiring harness is good. Does not have brake wiring installed yet or tranny cooler but if it's required it's not a big deal.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #17
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Does anyone know of any other manufacturers/floorplans that have these rear slides? I really wish there was a site where you could pick specific things you were looking for and search ALL manufacturers.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #18
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The only ones I've ever seen are the Roo/Shamrock and the Outback. We are getting the Roo 25RS and pulling it with a Ram 1500, but it has the factory tow package. My sister has the Outback 250RS and loves it. They pull theirs with a Silverado 1500 and have no trouble at all.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:23 PM   #19
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I found palomino stampede s-216 and an aerolite 215bhks wondering if there are others.. its so difficult to find this stuff lol. Some sites list these under hybrids others do not its very strange. I really like the palomino except for the stupid table for the dinette. WHY if you have a large L shaped dinette you have a small oval table I dont think I could ever understand..
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:28 PM   #20
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Oh and the Aerolite cracks me up the floorplan says "slideout grill" which I would <3 BUT its actually a slideout stove! ROFL
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