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Old 04-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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2500Hd vs 3500HD

I had a 2011 2500HD king cab and the sticker on the door jam said max load 2688. The 2012 3500HD SRW CC long box sticker says 3903. To me that was a big enough differance. Did not want a dually. Also both trucks had E-rated tires the 3500HD came with much bigger tires with a higher payload.


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Old 04-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My fifth wheel is 33 which is what you are looking at and it tows with ease.I think you will like how it handles a 12k camper which is what mine is.


I towed my dads heavier 36 footer from Mass to Florida and it did it fine. That one is about 16 K loaded. You knew the weight was there but it did it wonderfully. I think the triple axle helped a lot too.


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Old 04-19-2012, 08:46 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have a 2004 2500hd short bed with 3:73's. I pulled a 32 Cameo with a dry weight in the 11000 range. Installed Firestone Airbags and used a sliding 5th wheel hitch, and E rated tires. I argued the same thing that the only difference was the "rating" of the springs, nothing else was different. I was slightly over gross on my truck, but it handled it fine. Having said that I would not have gone any heavier.


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Old 04-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I would like to suggest that the cargo capacity, dry weight, curb weight, and those type of terms on the stickers and brochures are a poor indication of what is safe.

On a truck, the curb weight or cargo capacity numbers all change when you add an extra person to the vehicle. That person(s) cuts into the capacity allowed, along with all the STUFF that you normally carry day to day in the vehicle. Also the weight of the hitch cuts into the capacity.

And on the trailer, the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the number that counts. Now a bare trailer may have lots of capacity, but add all the options we like, LP gas, water, A/C, dual glazed, dual door frig, along with the week end needs like food, lawn chairs, tools, generator, & etc., the remaining capacity maybe zero or minus.

I would like to point out that axle ratings are important. The tires, or the rims usually limit the axle ratings. The gross weight of each vehicle is of consideration, but not exceeding the axle weights on any one axle is more important.

So, weight the darn thing........ loaded the way you plan to be on the road with it. Then make adjustments as required. Less stuff, more truck, more axles, slower speeds, and etc.

I'm at a loss of how else to explain it.
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I'm towing a 2015 Montana 3790RD with a 2015 Chev LTZ Silverado SRW with no issues what so ever. the Max GVRW for the trailer is 16000lbs but it isn't loaded to that.


Actually tows better when fully loaded with tank of water...


All still legal... relax and go buy your 34ft trailer. I towed a 36 ft prior to this new 42ft and the only difference is the extra few feet of overhang which I need to compensate for on corners... otherwise no problem. The 3500 chev gives you nothing more than a bit more pin weight of capacity. Won't be close with a 34ft
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I agree, and I'm going to look at weights very closely before I buy. But I have one question...I know the springs are heavier on a 3500, but doesn't a SRW 3500 have the same wheels and tires a 2500 has, ie. E rated tires?
On my 2008 model, the differences are the wheels and tires. 265 tires on a 3500 with 7" wide wheels. 2500 comes with 245 tires and 6.5" wheels. Capacity difference per tire is 3415-3042 or 373 per tire. As for spring, both models are available with various spring ratings, so there could be a difference there, but most likely not.
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You can easily tow a 16k fifth wheel with appropriate tires and loading. I would also install air bags. I routinely tow that much commercially with my truck and your truck has a better chassis. I also believe in keeping the speed down to 65mph with that much load.
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... relax and go buy your 34ft trailer.
The OP probably made his decision several yrs ago. If not, truck ratings have certainly changes since the original question was posted.
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I'm towing a 2015 Montana 3790RD with a 2015 Chev LTZ Silverado SRW with no issues what so ever. the Max GVRW for the trailer is 16000lbs but it isn't loaded to that.


Actually tows better when fully loaded with tank of water...


All still legal... relax and go buy your 34ft trailer. I towed a 36 ft prior to this new 42ft and the only difference is the extra few feet of overhang which I need to compensate for on corners... otherwise no problem. The 3500 chev gives you nothing more than a bit more pin weight of capacity. Won't be close with a 34ft
Since the post was from 2012, I think he's already made up his mind.
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