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Old 10-04-2007, 11:25 PM   #15
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Thanks guys for the info

I figured my truck should do the job just fine, but it always helps to get other opinions who tow alot I am going to get the prodigy brake controller and the reese dual cam most likely.

I just now need to figure out if im going to buy her or not. Its missing a title

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Old 10-05-2007, 02:08 AM   #16
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I have an '01 Silverado 1/2 ton with the "girlie" 8 cylinder. The only problem I've had so far is being underpowered. Properly hitched, with a decent equalizer, I pulled my 75 Overlander from Texas to Winnipeg with no issues at all... I didn't even know it was there most of the time. I would NOT take my unit through the mountains... I just don't have the oohmph. Hills slowed me to 45 MPH, and the auto shifted down to 2nd gear to keep up.

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:57 AM   #17
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03Enduro, what gear ratio are you running in the differential?

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Old 10-05-2007, 06:06 AM   #18
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If it makes you feel any better, I don't think you will have a problem. Just this week I bought a new tow vehicle...a 2007 GMC 1/2 ton Sierra with the 5.3 liter engine, and towing package. The truck replaces an '04 Dodge 1/2 ton with the 4.7 liter engine and no towoing package.

The Dodge had no problems handling the weight, sway, or stopping of my 23' Airstream, it just did not have the umph to pull the trailer to my satisfaction in the mountains.

Although we are planning a big trip next summer, I do not plan a lot of long distance towing, and the vehicle must also be a daily driver with reasonable fuel mileage, reasonable maintanace costs, and reasonable innitial cost. The GMC 1/2 ton does all of this for me. vbmenu_register("postmenu_459547", true);
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:19 AM   #19
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1/2 ton

I tow a 25' 2005 Classic with a Silverado 1/2 ton with the 5.3 liter and the upgrade towing package. Towed it from NH to Florida last March without a problem. Even on hills there is enough power and there is no sway problem.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:09 AM   #20
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You should be fine!
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:15 PM   #21
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I using a 2008 f150 with a 5.4 and 373 gears pullung a 2004 28 safari. Not much heavier than yours. If you have not towed before I suggest short trips on roads you know well and work up to a comfort level. Towing requires a different mind set with more concentration and less distractions such as cell phones etc.

In any case enjoy, do frequent walk arounds to check the rig and most important. HAVE FUN. Currently on a 7500 mile trip from Michigan to San Diego and back/ doing the same thing in Feb. Love it.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:16 PM   #22
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[Now with say an Equalizer WD Hitch or a Reese Dual Cam sway control and a prodigy brake controller with all 4 wheels braking on the trailer would i be in the range of "comfortable towing"?]

I have a 07 crew cab with the 5.3, with 3.42 gears and an equalizer hitch and prodigy brake controler. It tows my 06 23ft great, very very stable. I have had to put my foot to the floor with the brake in tenn when a hay pulling tractor pulled right out in front of me. I thought to myself there is no way i could stop, but it stopped flawless. I still can't believe we stopped so fast. Also, the towing gas mileage is great, at 75++ i get 12.7 to 12.8 Coming home from the N Georgia rally i decided to go a little slower, 55 to 65 except down hill. I got an awesome 15.8 MPG for our 7 hour trip.

I would say your truck will have no problem towing about 6k like my AS is when full with our stuff. IMO that truck is under rated. I've got over 10k on this truck while towing, even on very windy and rainy conditions on Rt 10 in texas it was great at 75+.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:47 PM   #23
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Seems reasonable. You can read some of my past post on our 08 f150. I truly feel the new 1/2 tons are a step ahead of the past. I am learning more about hitches and our dual cam seems to be respected in the industry. I like it. Good luck.

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