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Old 06-23-2014, 02:10 AM   #1
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Towing vehicle question

Can a 2500 silverado HD Duramax with tow pkg pull a redwood 40kb? Anyone pull theirs with 3/4 ton trucks?
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:29 AM   #2
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You can probably pull it , but I would guess you would be way over the gross weight for that pickup. Most of us have found that for safety and stability a dually 350/3500 from any of the 3 is a better way to go.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:45 AM   #3
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Pulling is not the problem as your 3/4 ton is the same engine/transmission as a 1 ton, but weight ratings are much lighter & you are trying to pull one of the biggest/heaviest of the RWs, you will be grossly overloaded.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:57 AM   #4
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Too much trailer for that truck. My 36RL ended up weighing 1722 lbs and a pin weight of 4300 lbs.
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We have a SRW F350 with the max GVWR and are close to maximum trailer weight, gross combined weight and pin weight for the rear axle. For a F250 you will probably be significantly overloaded.

BTW - that's with no water, generator, W/D, etc so we stay as light as possible.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #6
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On some sites the 'weight police' would have been jumping all over this

But here we try to be reasonable, and as stated, you can 'pull' it,
but 'carrying' and stopping will be your concerns,
my 250 was not strong enough, my 350 SRW is just....

the only way the numbers will work is:

you check your ratings and weights very carefully every trip...
your 250/2500 is rated at the MAX GVWR and rear axle rating it can be...
you have some type of rear suspension leveling to limit the sag...
your rv doesn't have all the add on's like a front generator, washer/drier, dishwasher, etc...
you are very careful to pack properly, lightly, and not carry anything more than necessary...
and don't carry any water, sewer, etc...

good luck...
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Could you pull it? Yes. Safely? No. I wouldn't consider that tow rig combo safe by any definition. Please don't be one of "those" guys. It jeopardizes you and your family's safety, as well as those other folks on the road.
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Tom - very well said.
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My Ram D2500 has a tow rating of 17,000 and GCWR of 25,000. I am 500 lbs over on GCW and Rear Axle weight. Have added Kelderman air suspension on the rear. Stability would be much better with DRW. I will go back to 3500 DRW next truck.
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My Ram D2500 has a tow rating of 17,000 and GCWR of 25,000. I am 500 lbs over on GCW and Rear Axle weight. Have added Kelderman air suspension on the rear. Stability would be much better with DRW. I will go back to 3500 DRW next truck.
Ron, your 2500 Ram is an exception in that the new (2013's and up) were redesigned and carry much higher ratings then their predecessor. I doubt that the 2500 Chevy comes close to your ratings. You are driving what I waited for and couldn't get when I needed it. I'm fairly certain that your 2500 is actually rated higher than my 2011 Ford F350 SRW.
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