|02-15-2013, 09:05 PM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2013
We have just purchased a 2012 heartland 38'3" 12,600 lb trailer (dry weight) and a 2006 1 ton diesel duramax dually to tow it. We were assured that it would be powerful enough to tow it fully loaded.
Now we are looking at some charts on the web and worrying that the trailer is too big for the truck.
Any idea please
better yet - anyone know what the truck might weigh
Doing the GVWR and GCWR calculations with less that all the info needed.
|02-15-2013, 09:27 PM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Awww-stin, TX
Set the cruise and enjoy.
But, that trailer's heavier than that. More like 15-16k.
2007 LBZ 3500 LT3 DRW Crew Cab, Sulastics, Putnam XDR 15K, B&W 30K-Turnover GN+Companion, Ride-Rite Air...EFI'd by Rob
2008 LMM 3500WT DRW Crew Cab, 8 'Flat/GN, Workforce Alum Toolbox, Ride-Rite Air, Sulastics
Use-ta Haves 2006-6.0 3500 WT DRW ExCab Flatbed, 2005-LLY 3500 LS DRW Crew Cab, 2002-LB7 3500 LS DRW Crew Cab
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|02-15-2013, 09:35 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: TEXAS/Bokeelia, FL from Hanover, PA
Isn't the 06s rated at like 15.9k? I would not worry about that though. The LBZ at work tows 25k trailers everyday and been doing it the last 200k miles. Runs like a champ. Your probably going to be in the 24-25k range loaded and ready to roll. Easy peasey for that truck.
2008 GMC 3500HD CC LB DRW 4x4~Westin Step Bars, WeatherTech Floor Liners, Antenna "Delete", Plasti Dipped Grill and Emblems and Rims, Leveled, Funky Gear Rims, Nictane Adapter with Donaldson and Clear Bowl, 3" Magna Flow Down Pipe, 5" Diamond Eye Exhaust Dumped, EFI By Kory, Crobra 29LTD WX/BT/NW CB, Dual 4' Firesticks, Recon Roof Lights, Reese Pro Series 15K 5th Wheel Hitch
1985 Chevy C20 RCLB 350 4 Bolt, 4 Barrel Carb, 4.10 Gears, 8600 GVW, Glass Packs Dumped, Pig Skin Leather, Bed Mounted 5th Wheel, Dual 20 gal Tanks, 62,146 Miles, Indian Bronze and Cream~Rolled
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|02-15-2013, 10:50 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Your 1 ton weighs just shy of 8k,assuming crew cab, long box, and loaded with options.
I routinely towed 16k with my 3/4 ton, locked the cruise at 78 and put a movie on. You have nothing to worry about. You could literally hook a car to the back of the trailer and still have no concerns.
2005 Black Duramax Crew Cab Short Box
Edge Juice w/Attitude - 4" straight pipe (shaved the muff and killed the kitty) with 5" tip - Blocked EGR - triple guage pod (Aux Fuel, Air Bags, Boost) - air bags w/compressor and 2 gallon air tank - train horn - tint (5 back/15 front) - custom grill - pace roll-top cover - 28 gallon aux fuel tank (gravity feed) - Pioneer AVIC-D3 in dash DVD/GPS/Bluetooth unit with XM Nav Traffic - metra on-star adaptor - PAC SWI-PS steering wheel remote interface - 2 10" MTX subs with Rockford amp - head rest monitors - passenger visor monitor - viper remote start - 07 mirrors (w/ DIY leveling) - DIY pre-OEM Cat fuel filter - boost stick - AEM Brute Force CAI - 20" black spoke KMC wheels mounted with 305x50x20's
|02-16-2013, 12:58 AM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bellingham, Wa
TT or 5er?
Either way youre fine imo. Especially with a dually
01 LB7 EC/SB Ally 4x4 shop ornament
DD: 1990 4runner completely stock 4x4 3.slow
Big Thanks To Adrenaline Truck Performance, Alligator Diesel Performance, and Socal Diesel
|02-16-2013, 01:11 AM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Spokane Washington
I have been at 31,526 combined weight and no problems unless u want to count it being a little more rough / bouncy riding
TRUCK;06 CCSB LBZ black on black
PERFORMANCE; twins, EFI by Rob, 40%over injectors, alligator tranny, suncoast converter, transfer case brace, DRP tranny cooler lines, HPfuel sump,ppehigh flow exhast maifolds with up pipp, ADP rail plug, BD intercooler, mbrp cool duals
INTERIOR;autometer guages, edge insight, led dash mod, Kenwood 9140 DD nav, Hertz 165 high energy components, 2 kicker L7 10 under back seat box built by aspen sound
EXTERIOR; Fuel hostage black 20x10 off road bumper (dont know maker) led tailights, projector hedlights, ssbc cross drilled rotor, stainless steel brake lines, cognito support kit pitman & idler arm and tie rods, caltracs traction bars
|02-16-2013, 05:13 AM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Also, do yourself a favor and go to a truck stop and pay $10 to have your rig weighed. This will give you a reference point for any future tows you may want to do and will help you understand your truck's capabilities.
2010 Chevy Dually D/A
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|02-16-2013, 05:23 AM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Choctaw, OK
My LMM Build Thread
08' LMM CC SB SLE Z-71 4x4| Tekonsha P3| B&W Turnover| Tow Mirrors| POR 15| EDGE Insight CTS| AMSOIL| Diamond EYE 3" DP/ 4" DE QT Exhaust w/ muffler| PCV Reroute| Batmowheel| EGR Delete| LB7 Uppipe| EFI Live| LED Reverse/Cargo light| RetroSolutions 5k HID's| FX-R 3.0 Retrofit| Billet Valve Plugs| PCV & Resonator Plugs| Bills Custom Intake
Future Mods: 52 gal Titan Tank| FASS 150|Reverse camera| Audio Overhaul|Sound dampening kit| Weather Tech| Denali Grill| LML Denali bumper| LML Manifold| LML Step rails| Hood Vent| EGT Probe| Corsa Muffler| Tie Rods/ Sleeves.....
|02-16-2013, 03:12 PM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Skin er back and let er snap, you are good to go.
09 GMC SLT Dually
Steel Gray Metallic
All options except sunroof
Mods so far:
Tow Mirrors, Chrome Grill Overlay, Rear underseat storage, Mudflaps all corners, 20% Window tint, 6" Oval Steps, B&W Turnover Hitch, Sulastics, GM Campaign #PIT3009J
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|02-16-2013, 04:14 PM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
My 03, 8.1 gas was rated at 16k with 4:10s. You will be fine.
2012 Denali Dually HD 4x4
Banks Exhaust, Ram-Air & Custom Super-Scoop
Line-X, BedStep, BedStep2, Bed Rug, PPE deep trans pan.
B&W Turnover Ball Hitch with Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
American Work Cover-rolling cover/toolbox w/ B-light tonneau lighting system
1993 GMC 1500 SLE Extended Cab Short Box, 4x4, 5.7 gas, traded it for:
1996 GMC 3500 SLE Crew Cab Dually, 4x4, 7.4L gas, sold it and got a:
2003 GMC 2500HD SLT Crew Cab Short Box, 4x4, 8.1L gas, traded it in for the 2012.