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Old 08-26-2011, 10:19 AM   #15
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I opted to go with the Suburban 2500, bought one today from Hendrick Chevy in Cary, NC; great people if you are looking for a TV. Towed the Limited back from northern Ohio to central Virginia yesterday with the 08 Tahoe (5.3L/373). It did fine except for the long hills in WVA. Worked pretty hard on those and the trans heated up pretty badly. On the straight, hardly knew I had the trailer behind me. Have it hooked to a sway bar and felt no sway from trucks passing me......very happy with the run and I am sure I will be happy with the 2500 Burb. We plan a 5-6 week trip to the west and southwest next year; looking forward to it.
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I think you made the right choice. The 1500 can pull but it would not have had the GAWR to avoid overloading the rear axle. After multiple trips through the scales and several adjustments to the WD hitch I have reluctantly concluded that my F150 (which can tow 11500 lbs) is not suitable for my 27' International. I have two kids and a dog, and with all their stuff in the back plus the trailer there is no possible way to load distribute enough hitch weight to get the rear axle load under the GAWR. I'm beginning to suspect that with a few bicycles, the generator, four adults and a full tank of gas my 1\2 ton is probably close to the payload limit already.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #16
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Max cargo weight on the 1500 crew cab is around 1800 to 1900 lbs depending on options. .
Don't know what I was thinking when I wrote this earlier! The cargo weight / payload on a 1500 chevy crew is 1500 to 1600 lbs.
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I pull my 31 foot Excella with a 09 Dodge 2500 with a Cummings .No lack of power ever but it does sway when a truck passes me and that's what I am trying to get figured out . Pulling the trailer I got 13 MPG I could probably improve that if I would slow down a bit too.
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I pull my 31 foot Excella with a 09 Dodge 2500 with a Cummings .No lack of power ever but it does sway when a truck passes me and that's what I am trying to get figured out . Pulling the trailer I got 13 MPG I could probably improve that if I would slow down a bit too.
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Have you researched sway using the search function?

Here are two threads to start.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ary-79234.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ion-79315.html


Good Luck...

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