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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Truck
Oct 06, 2003 (1:18 pm)
"2001 GMC Sierra K 1500 Z71 4WD, Ext Cab 4 door, 5.3L, 3.73 rear end, factory towing package stating 600lbs tung Waight"
OK, the 2000 GM Trailering Guide says Gross Combination Weight Ratings for Trailers - Automatic Transmission is 13000 lbs. as you have your truck configured. My book says your max trailer wieght is 8500 lbs. but do the formula I copied and pasted from Jtt3 from the GMC board.
#788 of 803 6400 GVWR by jtt3 Sep 24, 2003 (10:33 pm)
"Lets use the 6400 GVWR for example:
This is rating for truck only but hitch weight has to be added also.
Truck empty is 5000 plus 2 people 300 plus a tank of gas 200 plus trailer hitch weight 700 lbs eguals 6200 lbs which is OK 200 lbs to spare.
Now I beleive this truck has a GCWR (Gross combination weight rating of 13000 lbs.take the 6400 lbs and subtract the hitch weight and this becomes 5700 lbs.
Now take 13000 lbs and subtract the 5700 gives you a trailer weight of 7300 lbs you can pull "
Oct 06, 2003 (6:16 pm)
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! That puts a lid on the question.
Most of the trailers we have looked at are way above this 7300lbs GVWR (trailer waight) so we will have to look at getting a smaller version.
But the tung waight is close to or above the 600lbs. Is this a real concern? The trailer dealers are saying no but I am concerned...
Thanks again for all you help on this.
Oct 06, 2003 (6:38 pm)
I have a 01 Z-71 short bed and just had the nickel plated yoke put in. It worked just fine. This was my third time complaining about it and they finally did something.First they said the yoke was for ext. cabs ,then they greased it and now replaced it.
#3526 of 5688 PUNJAB -additive
Oct 07, 2003 (7:29 am)
The additive used in the past was for a limited slip rear differentials. The locking differential in the current Silverado does not require it.
#3527 of 5688 Andrew (Sorry to all you Non Trailer Folks)
Oct 07, 2003 (8:45 am)
Here's what I did with my truck using this formula (after the fact): I was told that the trailer could match my GVWR for truck and still be OK,.....just glad the gremlin in my head was whispering to buy at "under" GVWR listing of truck. Using the calculations I now see why.
2000 Silverado Ex. Cab, 5.3L, 2wd, Auto, 3/4 ton Short Box, 3:73 Locker, Z85 H.D. Pkg & Factory Tow package.
GVWR 7200 lbs. ULW 5000 lbs. approx.
28' Travel Trailer GVWR 6600 lbs. Hitch Dry Wgt. 528 lbs. (I use a Weight Distributing Hitch)
-600 lbs. hitch wet weight (approx)
=6400 lbs. Trailer wgt. (I'm over by 200 lbs. but I never have the truck or trailer at max. weight anyway so I watch my loading of both truck & trailer to keep within limits)
If I had listened to the R.V. dealer he would have sold me a unit that would not have allowed me much room for camping equip. much less the wife and kid! So you get the picture. That's why their called "salesman".
Oct 09, 2003 (5:59 pm)
hey man......good to see you here....I am like you....be back in 30K.....maybe....maybe I will change that cab filter by then!?.....still waiting for Babs to come on by and show me the ropes...LOL.....76K and still coughin'.....(not really)....I still buy rounds for the service man....pints up to the armed forces - Porter
#3529 of 5688 "Porter Dunkel"????
Oct 09, 2003 (7:49 pm)
now that's a name.............hey stoutporter, are you still using Malms on the truck?
Oct 10, 2003 (6:44 am)
he should be using zaino haha
Oct 10, 2003 (7:23 am)
easy Babs.........remember, to use Zaino, one must follow directions...........LOL
Oct 10, 2003 (6:29 pm)
HAHA i do i do
the nw and improved Z5 is awesome