Originally Posted by jjankowski
Got a question and need some opinions. Just bought 1988 Serria fifth wheel 5780 dry weight (that is including pin weight) right around 1200 pin weight and its 29ft long. What is your opinions on towing with 06 sierra 1500, payload of 1780 and towing capacity of up 8100. I do have spring helpers, no sag when I towed a few blocks home, up and down gravel hills, no problems pulling I have a few months before a trip about 225 mi. I think I should be fine opinions?
hmmm....not much info on your trucks specs like the trucks RAWR/GVWR/engine size/tranny and gear ratio.
Is your truck a '06 1500 HD ?
GM made the 1500 HD from '00 to '06. It has a 8600 gvwr/6000 rawr/6.0 engine/4l80 tranny and 3.73/4.10 gears/LT E tires.
Anywayz ...you say the truck handles the small 5er fine . I'm always a sticker with tuck/trailer axle loads . I would weigh the empty trucks front and rear axles separately .
Then hook up and reweigh axle loads and pay attention to rawr as its carrying all the load in the bed. You sure don't want to exceed a axle/tire/wheel load ratings.
If your truck is the 1500 HD hit the road and no worries.