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Old 10-13-2012, 06:48 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by GuyWhoTris View Post
... so if I understand correctly my limiter is GVWR with a max pin weight of 2,420. Correct?
Sounds right. GM says you should never exceed any of the weight limits of the tow vehicle. GVWR is usually the weight limit you'll reach first when dragging a trailer with an SRW pickup.

If you promise to not allow any passengers in the truck when towing, then you could tow a 5er toyhauler with a GVWR of up to around 12,000 pounds without exceeding the GVWR of the tow vehicle. Not much choice in 5er toy haulers with a GVWR of only 12,000 pounds, but here's a 30-footer with GVWR of 10,306 pounds, with three queen-size beds plus an 8' sofa:
Raptor SE 297SE 5th Wheel Toy Hauler by Keystone RV, The Original RVWholesalers. New RV's & Parts Sales, Wholesale Dealer

Here's another one with GVWR of 11,979, two queen-size beds and two sofa sleepers:
Puma 298FQU Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler, The Original RVWholesalers. New RV's & Parts Sales, Wholesale Dealer

And also look at travel trailer tow haulers. Hook up any TT toy hauler with a ProPride hitch and it will tow as good as any 5er.
Trailer Sway Control Hitch Guaranteed to Eliminate Trailer Sway - ProPride 3P

Here's a 30-footer with a GVWR of less than 9,000 pounds,and plenty of sleeping space for your crew:
Raptor 30FS Toy Hauler Travel Trailer by Keystone RV, The Original RVWholesalers. New RV's & Parts Sales, Wholesale Dealer

Here's a 30-footer with GVWR of 11,305.
Puma 30DSU Travel Trailer Toy Hauler, The Original RVWholesalers. New RV's & Parts Sales, Wholesale Dealer

Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew.
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