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Old 09-06-2013, 12:05 PM   #15
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Depends which bed you select.
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Not the info I found. Crew cab std box, one inch dif for 2014. Jim
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:07 PM   #17
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Standard box vs short . Jim
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:15 PM   #18
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You can look at all the specs here, in great detail. This is the site and info that upfitters use to build their bodies/etc.

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Old 09-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #19
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Everyone is correct....the confusion (which I created) is that I am comparing the short box 1500 with the 2500 (which only comes in standard or long box). My apologies.

Be that as it may--its that capacity that I worry about....

Thanks all for the input and forced clarification.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:39 PM   #20
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No worries. Just as a point of clarification. ALL single rear wheel boxes (in their respective length selection) are the same box, 1500 - 3500 (SRW).

All cabs are identical. Same dies stamp all PU cabs and boxes (SRW). Fenders and bumpers and hoods are different in most cases.

Be aware for 2014, the 1500 is all new, next gen trucks. BUT the HDs are carryover and go next gen as 2015s........so there may well be differences during 2014 model year.
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I think you will find the max towing capacity of 1500s are well above the max gross weight of the trailer. When I bought a truck for my 25FB, the biggest worry I had was max weight capacity (GVWR) of the truck. Most 1500s were near capacity with a loaded trailer hitch weight plus 2 people and stuff in the truck bed. I opted for an extra 500# weight capacity (F150) with the max tow package. Maybe that's an option for GM.

From what I've seen amongst my friends is 2500s for 30' trailers, but a 1500 should be ok for a 27'. Just watch the truck GVWR.
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For 2014 the 1500 increases payload to 2000 to a little over 2100 pounds, depending on cab configuration and content. A couple hundred pounds better than the GMT900. I MAY be just barely enough for me in a 6.2L max tow. I am going to have to scale a demo fully loaded.
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I thought the 1500 was a half ton and the 2500 was a 3/4 ton
Not really.

A while ago the manufacturers started trying to get away from that since it hasn't been true for all 150s, 1500s, 250s, 2500s ect... for decades.

It is still true for a few, by definition a 1/2 ton has a payload of 1300lbs, 300lbs for driver and passenger and 1000lbs (or 1/2 ton) for cargo. 150s and 1500s have payloads from 1300lbs to over 2000lbs.

By definition a 3/4 ton would have a payload of 1800lbs but most new 250s and 2500s have more then 3000lbs payload which would make them 1 1/2 ton trucks.
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Ha, love this thread...due to it having all of the "stuff" that I wanted I ended up with a barely used 2009 Silverado Duramax/Allison 3500 HD long bed crew cab 4x4 ;-) Way more truck than I needed to pull a 30' AS, but trust me, there are NO problems when towing up, down, flat, whatever. Due to the overall rig length it can be a little challenging turning and parking at times... 14-15 mpg with or w/o the trailer.
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