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Old 09-17-2016, 07:35 PM   #1
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We tow a fr flagstaff microlite 21fbrs(22 ft.) which weighs loaded 4700 lbs we tow full time in tow/haul mode and tranny temp. Never gets above 190, usually around 165 to 180.engine rpms 1900 /2000 at 60 mph. Milage usually avg. 11 mpg. Truck rated to tow 9600 lbs. Would never consider any tt weighing 6000+. We use reese 800lb spring bars. Any comments
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I always towed within the truck manufacturers specs. I was confident they built in some extra guard band. Never had a problem.
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We tow a fr flagstaff microlite 21fbrs(22 ft.) which weighs loaded 4700 lbs we tow full time in tow/haul mode and tranny temp. Never gets above 190, usually around 165 to 180.engine rpms 1900 /2000 at 60 mph. Milage usually avg. 11 mpg. Truck rated to tow 9600 lbs. Would never consider any tt weighing 6000+. We use reese 800lb spring bars. Any comments


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Old 09-19-2016, 07:24 AM   #4
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I tow a fun finder x210. It's a2011 model year 22 feet long tip to tail. Light weight of 3350, full gas bottles second battery and water on board. I have been towing it for 3 years now with a 2002 Chevrolet 1/2 ton 5.3 . I have weighed ti twice. I come in at 4700 lbs fully geared up in trailer. 140,xxx on the engine and transmission. Still going well . It is a k1500 extend a cab. Love my set up. Just changed trailer tires. Wore the tread out of the first set. Not enough to pass safety inspection. ...Dusty
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:40 PM   #5
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Pulling almost the same trailer with the same truck, no problems so far and more than enough power. Also like having the integrated brake controller in the truck. Took a while to find a clean used one in that configuration.
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I have a 2015 5.3 with tow package.

Currently towing a Springdale 267 (about 30ft bumper to hitch). trailer ship weight was about 6200lbs. I'm seasonal so I tow empty aside from battery and propane and some dishes. Truck handles it fairly well. transmission temps steady at 90 Celsius. I find it feels like the truck enjoys towing my camper more at 70MPH than it does at slower speeds like 30 or 40 MPH.
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I had the same truck with the same load. 1997 Jayco Hawk. I agree, 6000 would be about my max. It was easy to drive, accelerated good and didn't wear me out.
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I also have a 2015 Chevy Z71 with the 5.3 and it pulls a 6500 lb camper good. It is a 32 ft vibe and the only time I have issues I have pulling is when the wind is blowing hard then I just slow down. I've pulled from louisiana to Florida doing 65 mph for 12 hrs straight and had no problems.
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