If you are exceeding the design of the vehicle, insurance companies might say you are to blame and not pay. Personally, I use 10-ply Load Range E and even used them when I used to drive a half-ton Z-71. They are far superior to the tube and fin style. The Z71 package is designed for off-highway use and makes maximum use of suspension travel to keep the wheels on the ground when on the trail or dirt roads; this off-road package frequently provides the best ride quality on anything worse than glass-smooth interstates. The Silverado benefits from a rear axle design featuring shock absorbers mounted outboard and more upright for better dynamic control than that of the previous-generation models.
Check with you agent to protect yourself and be truthful in what you are towing. Or you will destroy your transmission before 36k miles, like my neighbor. For towing trailers over 1000 lbs, using the tow mode is a must. Drivers who tow will appreciate the optional integrated brake controller like that used on the Silverado heavy-duty trucks. This interior features large switchgear controls and interior door handles designed to be easily manipulated even while wearing bulky gloves. Their website will provide instuctions to flushing all of the old fluid.
A Travel Trailer on the other hand is your best bet just remember the dry weights are far from the real weights. Remember these trailer weights are usually quoted for an empty truck with a standard-size driver on board. What kind of brake system does your trailer have? For very short distances you may get away with 7000-8000 lbs, but for longer hauls, do not go over 6000 lbs unless you want to shorten the life of your transmission by 50% or more. Updates to the trailer hitch receiver available in the fourth quarter , for example, enable the increase in conventional towing to 18,000 pounds from 17,000 pounds for 2011. If you're hauling a lot of gear and people, you need to take that into consideration. Choosing the right cabin configuration depends on how you expect to use the truck and what you expect from it. Maximum tow ratings for other models are in the 9,100-10,000 pound range Hybrid excepted.
The short bed 5-foot, 8-inch is the only bed available on the Crew Cab. The Regular Cab can be outfitted with a standard bed 6-foot, 6-inch or long bed 8-foot. The weight dist hitches are great at keeping the sag down in the rear and correct tire contact in the ft to maintain safe steering. The rear view of the truck features stacked tail lights on either side of a tall tailgate that has a sculpted center section that mimics and inverts the shape of the fender flares. The hardest part is choosing the model and configuration, which must be done carefully to best meet your needs and wants. Half-ton brakes are limited because of their small sweep area, so please think well ahead when stopping.
Extended Cab models feature stadium-style seating with an elevated view for those sitting in the second row. The rear axel is 3. Multiple power points throughout the cabin ensure you'll be able to power all of your mobile devices. Thanks to its torque-heavy 6. The rear-seat bottoms can be easily folded up to provide more room on the floor for cargo.
Most fifth wheel's pin weight is over your payload capacity. Your are very wise to check out all of the numbers and to ask advice. The 2012 Chevy Silverado doesn't boast the latest design, but all the current full-size pickups are good and it mostly comes down to preference. I have very little sway and the trailer tracks great. Z15 wrote: Keep in mind this figure includes the truck + driver + trailer + passengers + trailer cargo + truck cargo + fuel. The addition of a top-quality trailer brake is essential; I would highly suggest the Tekonsha Prodigy. The max weight per tire is 2910 lbs.
I have bee done some research, manual says; 7500lbs. With that being said your trailer at 6700 is well withing the accectable range. I would highly recommend this design. The 5-year resale values should be roughly comparable to the Fords and better than the Rams. I would never do this if it was new but she is paid for and no need to rush out and spend 30+ for a new 2500. It does not mean you can tow a 9300 lb trailer. Trailer Sway Control, which uses the truck and trailer brakes and the powertrain controls to keep the vehicle and trailer on the intended path, is now part of StabiliTrak, as is Hill Start Assist, which avoids roll-back before accelerating on inclines.
So if it's just you and the wife in the truck but 2k in the bed, you in theory will want to deduct 2k from the trailer weight to be safe. Exhaust braking This system progressively restricts the diesel's exhaust — depending on speed and grade — to help slow the rig with added compression braking. Keep in mind this figure includes the truck + driver + trailer + passengers + trailer cargo + truck cargo + fuel. Standard safety features include front-seat airbags and a high-strength tubular steel frame crossmember that improves crashworthiness. If you want all the math it can get real crazy. Similarly, Silverado leads the class in payload, with a 7,215-lb.