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Old 06-05-2022, 03:01 AM   #15
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I purchased a 2018 Silverado z71 with the 5.3, 3.42 gears and intergrated brake controller. Itís bone stock but I have a six inch lift on 35 inch tires on stock rims. Iím looking at buying a sunset trail 262bh that has a dry weight of 5500lbs.. from my calculations my truck is capable of towing this camper. Am I correct?
My Suzuki 500 QuadRunner is capable
of towing that camper on flat ground.
For taking it on the highway and over mountain
passes I'd use my 3/4 ton with the big block.
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Old 06-06-2022, 04:10 AM   #16
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Up to 2250lbs. But what is your truck on the door jam sticker.
1600 per the sticker
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Old 06-06-2022, 08:37 AM   #17
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What wrong with the tires? They are nitto ridge grapplers 12ply load F?
I assume when you state you have a lift & 35" tires that those tires are larger diameter than stock: My 2020 Silverado with the various packages on it has 265/65R18 tires that come in at 31 1/2 inches tall, I believe. At 35" tall, if those were not stock, the label on your door is not helpful.

However, when you posted a 1600 pound payload, your door label may be accurate for your truck. My truck came with the 3.23, if you have the 3.42, it sounds like it is already setup to handle the oversize tires.
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Old 06-06-2022, 10:00 AM   #18
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I assume when you state you have a lift & 35" tires that those tires are larger diameter than stock: My 2020 Silverado with the various packages on it has 265/65R18 tires that come in at 31 1/2 inches tall, I believe. At 35" tall, if those were not stock, the label on your door is not helpful.

However, when you posted a 1600 pound payload, your door label may be accurate for your truck. My truck came with the 3.23, if you have the 3.42, it sounds like it is already setup to handle the oversize tires.
3.42's aren't exactly low gears and the tires in the example above would make the effective gear ratio 3.08.....pretty wimpy for towing.


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Old 06-06-2022, 10:03 AM   #19
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3.42's aren't exactly low gears and the tires in the example above would make the effective gear ratio 3.08.....pretty wimpy for towing.


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I didn't crank those numbers, but if that is the case, you are correct. Truck will whine on those long climbs.
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Old 06-06-2022, 12:30 PM   #20
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I didn't crank those numbers, but if that is the case, you are correct. Truck will whine on those long climbs.
I looked it up; a 2018 1500 can come with 5 different tire sizes depending on the rim diameter but they all end up at around 32" (the larger rims use a lower profile) so the 35" tires will drop the gear ratio by around 8% so the 3.42's would end up at 3.15's. With the low output motor, that's going to be a struggle. While a set of 4.10's won't cure everything they'd be a much better choice and he'd end up with an effective ratio around 3.78:1

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I looked it up; a 2018 1500 can come with 5 different tire sizes depending on the rim diameter but they all end up at around 32" (the larger rims use a lower profile) so the 35" tires will drop the gear ratio by around 8% so the 3.42's would end up at 3.15's. With the low output motor, that's going to be a struggle. While a set of 4.10's won't cure everything they'd be a much better choice and he'd end up with an effective ratio around 3.78:1

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I was thinking Chevy offered a lift kit that may have included the larger tires, but just looked and the lift kit they offered in 2022 at least was only a 2" lift and did not include larger tires.

The OP's initial claim that his truck was stock with the lift and oversized tires was misleading. For towing purposes, that is a major change from stock, and I suspect that the door label is not a good guide to the capabilities of this modified truck.
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1600lb payload is pretty light.
You may get a little tail wagging the dog.
And you will be overweight in no time.
I'm still thinking your undertrucked .
Sorry if you bought this already.
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Old 06-29-2022, 07:02 PM   #23
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That 6 inch lift is going to stress the hitch set up as well.
How so?
Does the hitch know the truck has a lift kit? (not even sure which "hitch" you're talking about, the receiver, the stinger, the wdh, the trailer tongue?)
Would towing behind a non-lifted truck that is the same height "stress the hitch?"
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What's wrong is people responding don't know what the tires are, albeit a very small chance there is a single 35" truck truck made that ISN"T more than capable.
Yes 4.10s would be the bomb with that setup, but that's expensive, even if you know how to set up gears and do it yourself.

I've pulled a whole lot of trailers with basically that same truck minus the big tires. But was running 32" tires.
You will notice some loss of power to the tires size, tread. Bout 10% maybe, or the equivalent of a stock truck running at 3000-4000' higher altitude. Rough numbers.
Same truck, I'd rip 10k-14klb flatbed trailers up over the passes in the Cascades pretty regularly. Truck will pull it just fine and not stress it out too bad. Take it easy climbing if you're not wanting to giver all shes got.
Mine was a company truck, so I drive it like a stolen rental up to about 90k miles. It's still in the fleet with probably 150k on it now and no major failures that I'm aware of.
Towing flatbed trailers is not even close to the same as towing travel trailers with the big tall wide front like pulling a sail behind you.
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