I have seen many posts that starts with with, "Can I tow this?". So I thought I would write about towing with my 1/2 ton.This has been our first year camping with a TT. We have tent camped for years but wanted a little more comfort. (ie nice bed and bathroom) We bought a 23' Wildwood XLITE. This was our 5th trip this year and are loving it.
This weekend we decided to go north on Hwy 1. I have driven this road many times but without a TT. My major concern about this trip was about my brakes and transmission. My Chevy 1/2 ton pulled up and down the winding roads with no problem. I couldn't keep up with the commercial trucks on the steepest grades but not so slow that would be embarrassing. I would used turnouts to let locals pass. Downshifting to reduce braking worked as planned. Being on the North Coast and the temperature was never above 65 degrees surely made it easier on the tranny.
With all my family and gear I am guessing I am at 2/3 of towing capacity (7600lbs) though I am making plans to weigh my rig so not to guess. So if any one is thinking of towing with a 1/2 ton I would say a 23' is quite confortable to tow.