Towing with a 14+ silverado 1500

Discussion in 'GM Discussions' started by Reit38, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. Reit38

    Reit38 Member

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    Been debating about upgrading trucks for awhile but now the wife went out and bought a 31ft with tongue 28 without camper. Told her if she got a camper it's time for a new truck.

    I believe it comes in around 7800 loaded. Right now my '11 1500 does pretty well with it. I run about 2-25k going 60mph on flat hwy.

    We rarely camp more then 50mi from home. Kind of on the fence if I really need a 2500

    I don't know anyone with a newer 1500 that tows much for weight to know how they actually handle it.

    I plan on putting helper bags on the rear to help level the load out a bit.

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    Last edited: Jul 31, 2018
  2. DeanH1290

    DeanH1290 Well-Known Member

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    No direct experience, put my parents recently picked up a 28ft camper (thinking around 6500-7000 dry weight) and they pull it with a '16 1500 with the 5.3L without issue. They do use a weight distribution hitch with it and that makes a world of difference on its own.
     
  3. yates

    yates Stock turd

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    No camper experience but I have towed a larger enclosed around town when moving and did fine. Also pulled my Cadillac with it and going 70-75 MPH was still getting around 12.5 MPG. I miss my diesels whenever I tow but pretty impressed with this tuck. 2015 Silverado 5.3L 4wd.
     
  4. barrrf

    barrrf Active Member

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    14+ will tow that camper fine. Weight distribution hitch with anti-sway is a requirement though, not an option.
     

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