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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Towing, Truck
#128 of 303 2005 GMC Towing Capacity
Jun 13, 2008 (1:30 pm)
I have a 2005 GMC Sierra K-1500 with the towing package. The factory hitch indicates a capacity of 5,000 lbs with 600 lb tongue load.
I have to pull my '68 Camaro on a U-haul auto transport that is listed at a weight of 2,000 pounds and the Camaro is somewhere between 3,000 and 3,500 pounds (title says 3,100 but who knows if that is exactly right).
Does anyone know if I should worry about being just a few pouds over the 5,000 since the truck is rated for more?
#129 of 303 Re: 2005 GMC Towing Capacity [patrick37]
Jun 17, 2008 (10:03 pm)
I'd re-check the weight of that U-Haul trailer. I'm nor 100% sure, but those things can't weigh more than a 1000lbs.
#130 of 303 Brake controller
Jun 24, 2008 (8:13 am)
I know this has been talked about a lot here but I did not see the answer to my problem. I have a 2003 Silverado 1500HD w/Towing Package and Quadrasteer. When I purchased my truck used it had a Takonsha brake controller. I am replacing it with a Reese Brakeman Digital. I also bought a new pigtail for my truck and hooked it up black to black, red to red, blue to blue, and white to white. The controller works when I push the manual button but not when I push my truck brake. I must have wired this wrong but cannot figure it out. Any help would be appreciated.
#131 of 303 Re: Trailer brake Light Not Working Not Trailer Problem [skidogmxz800]
Jun 25, 2008 (8:03 am)
I had the same problem when I hooked up any trailer to my truck, the left set of lights on the trailer would not work. I took it into the dealer and they found that one of the wires for the trailer harness was pinched between the bed and the frame of the truck during assembly at the factory. It must be a common thing because while I was waiting in the waiting room at the dealership, another person had the same problem but with the right side set of light on the trailer. They found the same problem with his truck also.
#132 of 303 2006 Silverado 2500HD Wiring Pigtail
Jul 02, 2008 (9:52 pm)
I have a 2006 2500HD Diesel. I see that my hitch dealer installed my trailer brake using a pigtail in a distribution housing under the driver's side dash.
I have a ham radio I want to install and need power from the battery. Instead of going through the firewall and connecting directly to the battery, I was hoping I could get a pigtail connector, place the power cables from my radio into it, and plug it into the same distribution box.
Does anyone know if this is possible and where I might get information on what each of the connectors are for and what they provide in this distribution box? Do dealers sell the pigtails that connect to this?
#133 of 303 Towing power / Programer
Jul 06, 2008 (3:01 am)
Has anyone tried a programer for a 2004 1500 chevy? I am currently towing a 20' V-nose enclosed trailer with my truck and it's a load. I have taller tiers so I believe my 373 are at about 361 compared to the stock tires. How about after market exhuast and a K&N filter also? Are these kind of things worth it or will I be wasting my money? I have a hard time keeping the truck in overdrive even on the flats with little wind.
#134 of 303 Re: Towing power / Programer [banshee409]
Jul 06, 2008 (3:51 am)
Forget the programmer you can use tow/haul mode. Forget the exhaust and filter as you will lose power on the lowend which you don't want. Swapping gears from 373 to 411 will definitely help power wise but not mileage which is probably suffering anyway.
The power band of the 5.3 is up in the 3-4K range which doesn't help when towing in OD but I think you know that already.
Consider the 411 probably your best bet and it doesn't make that much of a difference in gas.
#135 of 303 Towing question
Jul 11, 2008 (10:49 am)
I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71. I just bought a 23 foot travel trailer that wieghs about 5000 lbs. What can I expect and how should I handle steep mtn. roads?Thanks
#136 of 303 need help on 2007(new style) transsmision
Aug 06, 2008 (6:04 pm)
I HAVE A 2007 SILVERADO NEW STILE!! I HAVE A CONCERN!! WHEN IM PULLING A TRAILER THAT WEIGHT APROX 1500 LBS!! WHEN I GET THE SPEED APROX 75 MPH THE TRANS DONT SHIFT FROM THIRD TO FOURTH GEAR!! IS AN EMPTY TRAILER!!! IF I PRESSED THE TOW MODE IT WILL DO THE SAME THING!!! I TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALER AND THEY SAID THAT IS SOMETHING NORMAL!! I DOES THAT TO PROTECT THE TRANSMISSION!!! IF I GO FOR A TRIP THAT WILL LAST 400 MILES IN WILL SHIFT TO FOURTH GEAR BUT IT WILL DROP THE SPEED BY IT SELF!! IF I PUT THE CRUISE CONTROL I DOES THE SAME THING!! CAN SOME BODY HELP ME WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THESE ISSUE!! THANK U
#137 of 303 brake controller install
Aug 06, 2008 (6:42 pm)
I just wired my brake controller on my 07 Silverado NBS. I know it is wired correctly because everything functions as it should. Only problem is after i finished, i manually applied the brake on the controller, and it sounded like my fuel pump began to run, and my compass on my mirror came on. I started the truck, applied the manual lever, and didnt see anything abnormal, shut the truck off, did it again, and nothing hapened the second time. Has anyone heard of this. I have the wires hooked up correctly under the hood, and could use some help. Thanks!