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Old 09-29-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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Need advice on my truck and trailer newbie here

Mid summer my wife purchased a keystone trailer it was small and my 4 runner made my but pucker when towing it. So I purchased a 2013 chevy lt with the towing package. Well my wif upgrade the trailer to a jayco swift 28hd. Can anyone tell me if my combination is safe? Also do I need to leave the tow on the entire time of towing?

Any advice ribbing is greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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Some numbers from your truck manual and actual weight of the trailer and truck would be a big help towards giving you the info your looking for. Truck GVWR & GCWR , Trailer GVWR.
Reading the post " Trailer weights and Tow vehicle sizing " will give you all the basics . I'll see exactly where that post is and direct you to it.

EDIT: Like a lot of things I got it backwards.
The first post in;
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Sticky: Tow Vehicle Sizing & Weight Calculator
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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AND what kind of truck? Chevy makes quite a few....1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, 1 ton....what engine do you have and what is the rear axle ratio?...we want to help but need info!,
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As noted above, we need a lot more information on the truck and trailer.
Truck:
-model
-engine
-axle ratio
-GVWR
-GCWR
-actual weight of truck with cargo and passengers

Trailer:
GVWR
GCWR
Actual weight (not brochure or dry weight)

It appears that you have a light weight 28' trailer. A PROPERLY equipped truck can be used to pull the trailer...note PROPERLY equipped.

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