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Old 01-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #1
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Towing a Dually (3500 lb rated truck - 6 wheels)

I have a 2013 GMC 3500 Denali Dually and am considering towing it behind an Entegra Anthem (15K hitch and 450HP engine). I am getting a 10,000 rated Blue Ox and an AirForce1 braking system with the coach. The truck weighs in at 8580 lbs (Cat Scale weighed). Does anyone have any experience with this type of set up and/or recommendations pro or con? This is our first experience in an RV (other than rental Itasca gas model) where I pulled this trailer with our dog car (2002 Taurus wagon) on it. In the alternative I have a 20ft 10K rated steel open car hauler on which I can haul any of our vehicles (except Dually).I know the considerations/opinions of toad versus trailer and am most interested in feedback on hauling a dually. We can afford to get a different toad (but it has to be something that can handle 7 dogs and a cat). Unfortunately our cars/wagons cant be taken 4 wheels down. Only the Dually (6 wheels) can.

Thanks in advance for any insights provided!
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:29 PM   #2
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Except for slightly more rolling resistance, I see no issues with 6 wheels or 4 wheels. You might weigh the fully loaded RV and check against GVWR to be sure you're within capacities, but you should be fine.
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:44 PM   #3
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I haven't flat towed one before, but I can tell you that the factory tow hook location in the frame is strong enough to pull the truck and a 16KLbs. 5er out of axle deep sand. So any towbar setup that would use those points should do the trick.

The 200 HP 4WD John Deere couldn't do it, but the D9 Caterpillar dozer did. I expected the tow hook to shear from the frame, so I went as slow as possible to take up the slack and pull. Dozers are nice, as they have low gears and decels. I have to post the pic, but I currently cant find it.
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