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Old 11-20-2021, 12:36 PM   #1
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Towing a Silverado crew cab 4x4 with a V10

I would like to tow a 2019 Silverado crew cab 4x4 as a toad behind a 2014 Tiffin 34SA with a Ford V-10. It may exceed the transmission GVRW by a few hundred pounds. Just checking to see if anyone has pulled that much with the V10? If so how loaded was the coach and truck?
I would also like to put a golf cart or UTV in the bed of the Silverado.
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I would like to tow a 2019 Silverado crew cab 4x4 as a toad behind a 2014 Tiffin 34SA with a Ford V-10. It may exceed the transmission GVRW by a few hundred pounds. Just checking to see if anyone has pulled that much with the V10? If so how loaded was the coach and truck?
I would also like to put a golf cart or UTV in the bed of the Silverado.
Thanks,

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You have already answered your own question. You will be OVER Weight

It's time to trade up to a DP or FRED or get a smaller Toad.
Use your head and be SAFE. don't put you and yours in danger and don't put the rest of us on the road in danger either.
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First you must identify the make, model and type MH you have. What is the hitch rating? What is the actual coach weight as when you are ready to go camping? What is the actual weight of the pickup?


I refer you to this thread:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f59/fata...nv-561895.html


Without answers to those questions, no-one can give you cogent advice.
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I would like to tow a 2019 Silverado crew cab 4x4 as a toad behind a 2014 Tiffin 34SA with a Ford V-10. It may exceed the transmission GVRW by a few hundred pounds. Just checking to see if anyone has pulled that much with the V10? If so how loaded was the coach and truck?

I would also like to put a golf cart or UTV in the bed of the Silverado.

Thanks,



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Based on what I know, you either have a 31SA or a 32CA. Regardless, both have a GCWR of 26K with 5K hitch. I can't imagine that you'll stay within either of these weight ratings with just the Silverado. The golf cart is definitely out.
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You're likely way over towing and hitch capacity of any F53 chassis produced.
Might be better off flat towing your MH with the Chevy lol...
Do yourself and everyone else a favor, please don't attempt either without doing a proper weight study.
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Way over weight and an accident waiting to happen. One of the reasons I upgraded from a 32SA to a DP.
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The engine/transmission combination on the F53 is fairly robust with a lot of capacity but not so much for the rest of the chassis frame. Everything behind the rear axle is a bit wanting when if comes to towing at or near GCWR. Between frame extension and generally how long the frame extends out it makes for an excellent level for a heavy tow to push the pull on the frame rails. And keep in mind the hitch receiver is bolted to the extensions.

Empty (nothing in the cab or bed) a Silverado crew cab might just be under the max tow for the coach but put a golf cart or UTV in the bed and you'll be well over the limits for just about every gas model class A made since the turn of the century. Best not to make the mistakes this guy did even if this example is beyond the limits of rational thinking - https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2021/...le/6378397001/
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You need a short, lightweight Class A like the one I have. 10,300 lb difference between GCWR and GVWR, once the hitch is UG'd to a 10,000 lb one.
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You need a short, lightweight Class A like the one I have. 10,300 lb difference between GCWR and GVWR, once the hitch is UG'd to a 10,000 lb one.
Except no one knows what you have.
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Except no one knows what you have.

Hope the signature is fixed but kind of pointless for the OP to trade up.

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Upgrading the hitch doesn't increase the towing capacity. A lot of chassis and drive train components will be overloaded if you go over the manufacturers stated specs for towing.
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Upgrading the hitch doesn't increase the towing capacity. A lot of chassis and drive train components will be overloaded if you go over the manufacturers stated specs for towing.

Got at least 10,300 lbs towing capacity (GVWR = 15,700 lbs, GCWR = 26,000 lbs) but the hitch is only rated for 5,000 lbs. It's moot anyway as I don't even have a toad. I'd remove the hitch to save weight except I need it for the bike rack.

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I would like to tow a 2019 Silverado crew cab 4x4 as a toad behind a 2014 Tiffin 34SA with a Ford V-10. It may exceed the transmission GVRW by a few hundred pounds. Just checking to see if anyone has pulled that much with the V10? If so how loaded was the coach and truck?
I would also like to put a golf cart or UTV in the bed of the Silverado.
Thanks,

Jeff
I tow a 2018 F-150 that weighs 5340 lbs. My 22K lb GVWR F53 chassis does just fine. I used to pull a 4600 lb Jeep Wrangler but wanted to go back to a pickup. My coach doesn't seem to care at all. Engine and tranny temps are exactly the same at around 202-206 F degrees.
The weak link on the F53 chassis is frame extensions. Pay attention and inspect regularly if you have them. Better yet, beef things up back there. I have an 8K lb hitch but a 5K tow rating. The derating is due to the 24" frame extensions on my coach. Some F53's like mine have a tow rating of 8K lbs... same engine, tranny and gear ratio... but no frame extensions.
Not so sure about that golf cart idea or what your truck actually weighs. Common sense goes a long way here.
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Thanks, appreciate the info. the Silverado weighs 4950 lbs close to the max and I figured with gas and some personal items in it, it would push up to 5000 lbs or a hair over. Thinking about going to a Tiffin Red.
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