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Old 12-02-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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I am new to RVs. What I'm looking at is a travel trailer and hit the road for a year. I have a 2003 Chevy z71 with a 5.3L engine. Does anybody have any suggestions on what, or what weight I can tow without tearing up the truck?

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Old 12-02-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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YES.. GM.. If you go to GM's web site (I think you need mychevy.com) you should be able to find the towing ratings for that truck. Based upon your VIN no less.
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Z71 is an option package on many GM vehicles. What exactly do you have?? What rear end ratio do you have? How much does your vehicle weigh? And I mean scaled ready to camp weight?
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #4
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I had a 99 GMC with the 5.3. Towed a 22' Nash all over the western US and Canada with no problems. Then I bought a 27' Komfort and had to buy a new 3/4 ton truck to pull it.
You will have to stay with a smaller trailer.
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Depending on your gearing, either 7800# or 8800#, per this GM forum. That is not set-in-stone; much depends on how much weight is in your truck, loaded as ready to go camping. I recommend you use this towing weight calculator to accurately determine what your truck will safely tow.
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