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Towing with a 14+ silverado 1500

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

  1. Reit38

    Reit38 Member

    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

    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

    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 Well-Known Member

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

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