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Old 11-09-2019, 10:01 PM   #15
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Im seeing online that the 1500 chevys have between 1700-2200ish lbs ccc. The op may have enough ccc but i dont think will have enough axle rating or hitch rating. The highest ive come up with on google is 4150 rawr and id be suprised if the truck alone has less than 3k over the rearend.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:36 AM   #17
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He could easily be under 3k on the rear axle empty. My GMC 2500 crewcab dsl with my wife and myself, everything i normally have in the truck plus a full tank of fuel is 3300 on the rear. Not everyone is going to go buy a 3/4 or larger pickup to tow with, get over it.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:29 AM   #18
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https://www.highlandridgerv.com/prod...ilers/OT310BHS

9265# UVW per brochure
1227# TW per brochure
37'3" long.
WOW

Dry weight indicates a 13.2% tongue weight. How are deriving 1000# for TW?
Also without being redundant in this conversation it's clear you don't have enough truck.
I currently tow a 31'2" 9500# TT with a 2018 Ram 2500 CC LB 4x4. I would never attempt to tow that heavy of a TT with a 1/2 ton. Especially a 37' TT.
I think you need to rethink you truck or TT. Even with the proper WDH setup you're still going to have issues.
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He could easily be under 3k on the rear axle empty. My GMC 2500 crewcab dsl with my wife and myself, everything i normally have in the truck plus a full tank of fuel is 3300 on the rear. Not everyone is going to go buy a 3/4 or larger pickup to tow with, get over it.
The op just bought their truck. They couldve bought a 3/4 ton truck instead and had enough truck. Thats why i said if the dealer knew about the trailer but sold him the truck anyway id be having a talk with them. If the dealer didnt, idk, thats something the op needs to come to terms with.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:24 AM   #20
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Not everyone is going to go buy a 3/4 or larger pickup to tow with, get over it.

Nobody here is advocating getting a 3/4 ton truck just for grins. The OP bought a huge TT that requires a heavy duty truck for safe and legal towing.

Half ton trucks are great, but all trucks have their legal and safe limits. OP is over his unfortunately.
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Until its hooked up and weighed you have no idea if its overloaded.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:44 AM   #22
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Being new to pulling a travel trailer. ... Is there other hitches out there to get more lift or being max out on adjustment ok.the total weight is 15200 with 1000 tonuge weight my max on tonuge is 1250 and max on total is 16600.
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Assuming you are not overloaded...
You asked about a hitch to get more lift. Not exactly sure what you mean. With that said, a alternate hitch you can consider is the Propride. Many poo-poo them. 99%+ of folks who have switched from any other hitch to one of these now swear by them. They are more expensive and have a bit of learning curve on how to use. Folks who haven't used one will also say they add a lot of TW. In fact the difference in TW between a PP and other hitches varies between a small reduction to about +25 lbs. In my opinion, a Propride or the similar Hensley will provide the most stable tow for a bumper pull available. To your question on lift, the Propride stinger is extremely adjustable, can be adjusted for just about any height mismatch between trailer and TV. Many people move the hitch when they change trailers. New TV's are also easily adapted.

Attached is a pic of my stinger setup. Change where/how the two pieces are bolted together to meet your needs.
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