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Old 11-18-2021, 09:45 PM   #1
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New Tow Vehicle

Just purchased yesterday with 12 miles. The 6.2L should handle my trailer much better than the 5.3 for sure. Can't wait to try it out!!
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Old 11-18-2021, 09:57 PM   #2
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Congrats. Looks like a nice truck.

Sure is a lot of trailer for a 1/2 ton. Hope you like it.
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Old 11-20-2021, 02:23 AM   #3
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Wow. That's way too much camper for that halfton pickup.
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Old 11-20-2021, 04:57 AM   #4
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Wow. That's way too much camper for that halfton pickup.
Ya think!
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Old 11-20-2021, 08:04 AM   #5
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Should have gone with a 2500. Later RJD
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:59 AM   #6
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Looks nice.
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:19 PM   #7
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Way too much trailer for that truck. I have the Max Trailering Package in my Silverado 1500 and it's too much trailer for even my truck. Definitely a 3/4 ton territory trailer.
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:46 PM   #8
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nice looking truck
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:17 PM   #9
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It will pull just fine. The 6.2/10 is an awesome combo.
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:54 PM   #10
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Just purchased yesterday with 12 miles. The 6.2L should handle my trailer much better than the 5.3 for sure. Can't wait to try it out!!
HOPE you don't regret posting this with all the criticism.

Enjoy your purchase, you bought it for yourself, not the Internet warriors!!

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Old 11-22-2021, 05:17 PM   #11
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It will pull just fine. The 6.2/10 is an awesome combo.
I'm sure it'll pull just fine. I just wouldn't put anything in the bed of the truck...severely payload limited IMHO.
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Old 11-23-2021, 02:01 PM   #12
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Don't listen to the nay-sayers here. You will be fine. Bigger issue is that you have a properly setup WDH.

A bigger truck with a improperly setup hitch is more dangerous than a smaller truck with a properly setup hitch.

If sway is a concern consider a Propride 3P hitch. Expensive, yes, but worth it.

Lots of people told me my 2500HD was not enough truck for my toyhauler, but it tows just fine and even in a heavy cross wind it's one handed driving.
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Old 11-23-2021, 07:21 PM   #13
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Nice truck. Congratulations!
Your new truck should do an admirable job. If I recall correctly, it's rated to pull a 13,000 lb trailer.
And yeah, I think you'll be happy with the 6.2. What's not to like with that kind of torque?
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You tow 13k with a half ton you're going to be looking for a replacement. He could easily be over 10k with what he has there.

No way I'd do it.

The 6.2's a power beast.. I have one in my Escalade. They don't take heat well and right now it's headed to the Stealership on next Tuesday to have them look at the DOD lifter tick.

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Old 11-23-2021, 11:21 PM   #16
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Wow..lotsa comments swinging both ways.

My previous truck pulled the same camper on 2-lane roads w/hills, wide open interstates, and everything in between in our very hot & humid summers and never did I feel unsafe. And that was with a 5.3.

The new truck has a bit more wheelbase, lots more power, and a 13,200lbs tow rating with a conventional tongue weight of 1,320lbs. I work a 8 day on (away from home) schedule, and then followed by 6 days off. When I'm home next week I'll hitch it up and see how it does. I'm expecting nothing but good results.
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Old 11-24-2021, 05:31 AM   #17
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Wow. That's way too much camper for that halfton pickup.

My 2500HD diesel could tow it safely provided I could figure out how to drive without actually being in the truck.
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It will pull just fine. The 6.2/10 is an awesome combo.

Sure, it may pull it just fine, but stopping it is an altogether different story. With a length of almost 38ft and over 11,000lbs gross weight, let's get real everyone, it's NOT safe to pull that big an RV with a half ton that's almost at its max towing capacity. This size RV requires a three quarter ton at a minimum. Plus, there isn't any way to upgrade to another, bigger RV down the road, if that's a possibility. Sorry, just trying to be real here.
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Beautiful looking truck, but looks wont even the towload and payload capacity... good luck with the truck, but I think it is way to much trailer for that truck... You are in the 3/4 ton or possible 1 ton with that trailer.....
What is the payload capacity of your truck as posted on the Door Jamb....
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:30 AM   #20
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Sure, it may pull it just fine, but stopping it is an altogether different story.
That line always cracks me up!!

Do you really think a 1 ton has enough brakes to stop a 40' 5th wheel without help from the trailer?
Or a semi-tractor stopping a 40-ton load with only the tractor brakes?

Trailer brakes are there to stop the trailer.
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