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Old 02-09-2016, 10:20 AM   #15
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I believe that the 4000 lbs is for the bumper hitch since the van did not have a frame hitch when it was made ?
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:55 PM   #16
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I hope he included his wife, dog, and a full tank of fuel when he calculated GCWR.


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Old 02-10-2016, 03:25 PM   #17
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I hope he included his wife, dog, and a full tank of fuel when he calculated GCWR.


Looks like he needs airbags to level out that overloaded truck...
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:49 PM   #18
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Looks like he needs airbags to level out that overloaded truck...

Yeah. The front is a little low.
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:19 PM   #19
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The wheels look to small for the job.
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Question should be: can I do it legally and safely, not just can I do it!
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:13 AM   #21
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Question should be: can I do it legally and safely, not just can I do it!
This is how to ask the question if you want the best answer.
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And the answer is, absolutely

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And the answer is, absolutely

Sorry - this is a different truck. Cannot compare to a Chevy.
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I kind of like this rig more ....
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:42 AM   #25
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I pulled a 4500 lb. trailer for years with an '01 1500 express 5.7 liter. Up and over the rockies, across windy New Mexico, it was all good. That beast held momentum like a champ rolling across the hills. Once the kids moved out, we opted for a pick-up. I miss that van.

Now, keep in mind, I'm not a math wizard engineering genius, so I just went off the numbers provided by the manufacturer.

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Can my Chevy pull 4500lbs?

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I pulled a 4500 lb. trailer for years with an '01 1500 express 5.7 liter. Up and over the rockies, across windy New Mexico, it was all good. That beast held momentum like a champ rolling across the hills. Once the kids moved out, we opted for a pick-up. I miss that van.

Now, keep in mind, I'm not a math wizard engineering genius, so I just went off the numbers provided by the manufacturer.

And you mustn't forget the irv2 scriptures...

Was your 2001 1500 express v8 5.7 a conversion van ? Just need that confirmation because I heard that the suspension on a conversion is softer , not sure if that's a bad thing but I'm hoping that with stabilizer bars I can cure that sag if one develops.
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Was your 2001 1500 express v8 5.7 a conversion van ? Just need that confirmation because I heard that the suspension on a conversion is softer , not sure if that's a bad thing but I'm hoping that with stabilizer bars I can cure that sag if one develops.
Yes it was. I did use a wd hitch.
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Yes it was. I did use a wd hitch.

I have to ask, what does WD stand for ? I'm new to this , lol
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