Was hope to hear native anyone that owns a comparable vehicle, Mine has actually an 8ft bed with a Jeraco Cap. Dry weight is 4700lbs and also GVMW is 6400. 3.73 axle ratio. Max towing load is 8300 and Max an unified weight is 13000lbs. If you very own a similar vehicle and also you tow a travel trailer, what form of weight execute you tow, i am looking to tow a take trip trailer (Not to buy yet, quiet looking) and would favor to have actually a ball park of what I can expect come tow safely. Truck does have the tow package. Any advice would certainly be helpful.

 

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I would never tow anything over 5500 Lbs as much as a trailer in a 1500. I believe these are rated for 7000 yet they dont have actually the balls pull it, and no method is it safe towing the much. The brakes arent up to par for that, and the motor sure struggles especially where ns live. Roughly 5000-5500 is around it.

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Try and also stay listed below 80% of your maximum tow rating. Additionally keep in mind the your tow rating decreses v the much more weight that you put inside the truck, such as yourself, family, dog and also any firewood. The GVWR of a trailer have to be 80% of this final towing number. Overlook the dry load of a trailer. Look in ~ the GVWR of a trailer and also go with that. Saying all that, if you discover a trailer in the neighbourhood of 6500 pounds, you have to be fine. Also, ns recommend a tranny cooler, and also a an excellent brake controller such together the Tekonsha Prodigy. Understand your towing limts, and stay within them, and you will be safe.

 

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i don't really know how huge or what a travel trailer watch like, yet i execute tow around around 4-5k worth of trailer and also car sit on height of it with my 01 5.3 w/tow package. I deserve to say that i really wouldn't want to placed anything enlarge on it. The engine doesn't have the grunt, and also it's tough to maintain a kind highway cruising rate in any type of kind the headwind.

 

the braking performance is great with my brake controller and double axle trailer brakes, and also stability is fine, it simply doesn't have actually the umph. Maybe 131k miles has something to do with it?