Originally Posted by jadtif
I was told by an RV sales person that because the weight of the fifth wheel is directly over the axil I could increase the maximum tailer weight to 8,500.
No matter what the dealer says, you cannot go over your factory weight ratings. I googled the 2007 chevy towing guide and it matches up with your owner's manual. If you are looking at a 7,500lb trailer, that only gives you 300lbs for stuff. Think about everything you will be carrying.. By the time you put clothes, chocks, food, water/sewer hoses, linens and dishes in the unit, you will already be over your limit.
I am not trying to preach to you, I just want you to be aware of your truck's limitations. If you were able to step-up to a 2007 2500 series, your max trailer weight would be increased to 13,400lbs.. Huge difference..
BTW: Never trust a RV dealer... Do the research for yourself..