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Old 09-20-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Size Specs

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a new truck. I know I can increase the size of a toy hauler by going with a dually, but this is a daily driver and works better for me. 2015 GMC 3500 4WD Crew Cab Duramax SRW Automatic. Below are the specs. My question is how big of a toy hauler can I pull legally. 1 Ultra classic in the back and just 2 of us. I'd like some makes and model suggestions but I'm guessing somewhere around 35' or 37'. The bigger the better and the nicer.
Gross axle weight rating: Front 5600 Rear 7050
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 11,500
Gross Combined 24,500
Max trailing weight 17,100
Max fifth wheel tongue 4275

I'm not sure of the truck weight.

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions

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Old 09-20-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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Remember that ever pound of weight ; passengers and cargo ; that you load into the truck, has to be deducted from the max pin weight, and trailer weight.
The Max weights allow for only a 145 lb. driver in the truck , nothing else.
With passengers , equipment and the 5er hitch, in the truck , you'll probably have to cut the pin weight down to 3,000 lbs. to stay under the RAWR.
At 15>20% weight on the pin , for a good handling 5er.
Trailer GVWR of 15,000 > 16,500. Not much if your looking in the 35'+ range.
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