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Old 07-15-2018, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fifth wheel capacity

I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado Duramax 6.6 crew cab 2500 4x4 I pull a 36ft travel trailer with my truck. I am looking at getting a but I am unsure how big of a fifth wheel and what size. It has EFI live bigger exhaust pipe egr delete has the gas fuel system. I know with it being a short bed and will have to have a slide fifth wheel.

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Somewhere on your truck, (door jam, probably) is a sticker that will tell you the gvwr, gcvwr and axle weight ratings. 5th wheel trailers generally have a pin weight that is just over 20% of there total weight. You can use this info to determine the max gross weight of the trailer. Axle weight ratings are probably the most important of these numbers. You should weigh your truck on a commercial truck scales to determine your current axle weights to determine how much weight you can add.

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Pin weights on newer 5th wheels are getting high enough to be a real concern for a 2500 HD truck.
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I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado Duramax 6.6 crew cab 2500 4x4 I pull a 36ft travel trailer with my truck. I am looking at getting a but I am unsure how big of a fifth wheel and what size. It has EFI live bigger exhaust pipe egr delete has the gas fuel system. I know with it being a short bed and will have to have a slide fifth wheel.
Are you buying a new fifth wheel or a used one? Most of the new units are not a problem for a shortbed truck, they have changed the shape in front to give more clearance. I wore out my slider towing commercially and just replaced it with a standard hitch, I only used the sliding function with old units. Properly equipped you can tow quite a bit of weight and be legal and safe. Are you thinking around 36-38' or 40'+?
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I would say a 37 footer or smaller.
You will need air bags most likely.
You don't need a slider hitch if you pay attention.
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Thread's a little old but cousin's wife is a GM engineer. She said on my 2007, "keep the pin weight under 3,000 and use air bags or overload springs". I tow a Grand Design 337 with a pin just south of 2,500 lbs.
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