How much more can a 3500 dually tow vs. SRW 3500? - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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How much more can a 3500 dually tow vs. SRW 3500?

Can someone tell me how much more of a towing capacity a dually 3500 can tow/haul vs a single rear wheel 3500 in a gooseneck setup?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2011, 01:49 PM
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2011 Fifth wheel/Gooseneck specs:
CCLB SRW 4X4 - 17,000 GVWR 11,600
CCLB DWR 4X4 - 21,100 GVWR 13,000

My 3500HD SRW weight is about 8100 lbs with 3/4 tank of fuel, fifth wheel hitch, air bags, running boards and me (185 lbs).

2011 Chevy Silverado 3500HD LTZ CCLB LML SRW 4X4 Blue Granite Metallic.
Towing a 2012 Cruiser Patriot CF335SS fifth wheel.
Previous DAs:
2005 Chevy Silverado 3500 LT CCLB LLY SRW 4X4 Silver Birch Metallic
2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD SE ECLB LB7 4X4 Sand Beige Metallic

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 03:55 PM
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Does it matter what year it is? I have a 2006 3500 SRW hauling a 7000 lb boat and trailer...

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The 2011 is built a little stouter. I would not worry about the 7k boat though. Your good up to 20k if you want to push it. The main thing is tougne weight. Anything over about 10k I would want a gooseneck for sure.


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I owned 3 SWR trucks, all one-tons, and finally bought a dually. The stability on the big trailers is what sold me. I never believed a dually was necessary until I drove one for a few hundred miles with a big trailer. Owned a dually ever since.

2008 LMM LTZ CC Flat bed w/gooseneck and 55gal aux fuel tank 4x4 4" TB pipe K&N cleaner Edge Evo Race CTS Ride-Rite 5000 airbags and compressor rockford 200 and 100 with 3 Rockford 10's 19.5 wheels & 225x70x19.5 MT tires, best part of this truck is the heated seats!!
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