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Old 02-17-2018, 03:56 PM   #1
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I would like to take this time to say "Hello", as I am a new member, but I have followed this site off and on for this last year or so. I am also a new camper. My wife "Jean" and I are looking forward to doing some as we have bought a 2007 GMC SIERRA 2500HD DIESEL WITH AIRBAGS AND A 2015 Cougar toyhauler.
Can someone tell me if this truck will pull this toyhauler?
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:03 PM   #2
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Welcome here.

It will pull that just fine but I'm willing to bet you will be over the payload capacity for that truck.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:11 PM   #3
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Let me see if I'm clear here. You joined a Forest River Forum to ask if your non-Forest River unit (already owned) can be pulled by a 2007 GMC (already owned) without telling us the pertinent facts/capabilities of either unit? Am I right?

"I'm sorry my son but you're too late in asking. Mr. Peabody's coal train done hauled it away."
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:52 PM   #5
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Yep, since the Cougar is not a Forest River product, you're going give us more info than just 2015 Cougar Toyhauler.
Like model number and it's specs.
Same for your truck.
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Let me see if I'm clear here. You joined a Forest River Forum to ask if your non-Forest River unit (already owned) can be pulled by a 2007 GMC (already owned) without telling us the pertinent facts/capabilities of either unit? Am I right?

"I'm sorry my son but you're too late in asking. Mr. Peabody's coal train done hauled it away."
Yes, I am new because I wanted to join a group that can help me with so many different areas of camping. I won't be much help to people with their questions, but their will be questions that I don't even know to ask. I feel it is a great forum for a lot of things, and we want to belong.
Now, see those questions you asked me are pertinent, I just don't know what other details are needed.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:27 PM   #7
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Start with payload capacity of the truck from the sticker inside the driver's door. It will give a number that tells how much load the truck can keep up off the ground. Maybe in the 1500 to 2300 pound range. We'll need to know tongue weight of the trailer and its total weight although brochure dry weights are generally fiction.

My reason to quote a line from one of John Denver's songs is that ===> you already have the tow vehicle and the trailer so it's kinda too late to ask if one will tow the other.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:56 PM   #8
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specs for 2015 cougar toyhauler/2007 GMC SIERRAHD DIESEL

Hi, I hope the attachments have the specs for my truck and toyhauler. If anything else missing. We plan on practically living in it also. We have a fair bit of things that we have done to it, but aren't done making it liveable in -40 degree weather.
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I would like to take this time to say "Hello", as I am a new member, but I have followed this site off and on for this last year or so. I am also a new camper. My wife "Jean" and I are looking forward to doing some as we have bought a 2007 GMC SIERRA 2500HD DIESEL WITH AIRBAGS AND A 2015 Cougar toyhauler.
Can someone tell me if this truck will pull this toyhauler?
You are certainly in the right forum for your camper and everything associated with it.

Id like to invite you to also join the Duramaxforum.com to learn all that you might ever desire to know and probably more about the vehicle you just acquired. Should you choose to join my name there is 407driver, but there is nothing given for recruiting members, just wanted you to know who was talking to you if you received a post..

Both these forums are filled with people with an encyclopedic knowledge of the subjects and are more than happy to assist you.

PS, with the airbags you should have NO problems at all pulling the TH. If you are going to be in mountainous areas there are pulling techniques you should learn to keep your engine and transmission happy and pulling for many many many years to come. That truck is a Pulling Machine and it does it VERY well
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Am I the only one that thinks SLICKSTER is pulling our leg?

Even the name says "grin."

Make it livable at -40F ?

Non-FR on a FR Forum ?
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Am I the only one that thinks SLICKSTER is pulling our leg?

Even the name says "grin."

Make it livable at -40F ?

Non-FR on a FR Forum ?
To make it livable at -40 (F or C, since they are the same) you will have to drive it to someplace between Arizona and Florida
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-40 degrees

Yes, we have -40 degree weather, as I live in northern Alberta, Canada.I signed up Canadian. Is the Forum not for me then? All you had to do is say, that you have no idea, that is all.
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Yes, we have -40 degree weather, as I live in northern Alberta, Canada.I signed up Canadian. Is the Forum not for me then? All you had to do is say, that you have no idea, that is all.
Don't take offense, this forum is open to all who wish to join regardless of whether your camper is a FR product or not.

But like I said in an earlier post, at -40 unless you park it in a completely enclosed heated building you will need to go south to keep from freezing. It could be made to withstand -40, but it would no longer be mobile.
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Welcome I to am new here from North east Georgia.ět is fun to see all the posts
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If you have been following for a while, you already know that some people are more blunt, while others may show a little more grace to someone asking questions. Take no offense and enjoy the knowledge that you gain from this forum.
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Hi, I hope the attachments have the specs for my truck and toyhauler. If anything else missing. We plan on practically living in it also. We have a fair bit of things that we have done to it, but aren't done making it liveable in -40 degree weather.
Folks, what I am reading here is that it is way too cold for slickter to accomplish the improvements they are trying to make. We have a newbie asking for advice, not ridicule. We are a pretty diverse group here. Let us welcome them to the forum.
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I agree there is much information to be gained.

You will need the capacities for your truck. Cargo capacity. Towing capacity. Rear axle gross weight(not the most important).

RV weights. Pin/hitch weight. Trailer weight loaded.

Total weight of both rigs.

With these figures one can get a good handle on what your capacities are.

Don’t let snippy people get you down.

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With attempting to live in his thing at -40 I just don't really see the need for the weight police, I mean really, do they even have scales that far north? Who else is going to be around besides any ice road truckers? Never mind keeping the camper at a cool comfortable 0 degrees, how about making sure the truck is ready to make it in this weather. Not sure about the specs on your camper, but from experience that year Duramax will pull it, no doubt. Good luck keeping all your fingers and toes! When you bump into the jolly fat man tell him I'd like some new tow mirrors this year, I'll be good, promise.
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Welcome from Northern Ontario. I sure hope you have put skirting of some sort around the trailer. Maybe hay bales or some such to block the cold. Good luck for the rest of the winter. We don't camp after Thanksgiving.
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Welcome. Without the specs, we have to make some assumptions. Knowing some about the truck and a little bit about the trailer. I would agree with DougR you should not have a problem pulling the Cougar.
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