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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-24-2014, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Can my 2500 tow this 5th wheel

My tow vehicle is a 2014 Gmc 2500 4x4 standard box with a 3.73 rear axle with the Duramax. I am looking at a 41ft Gateway that has a dry weight of 13100lbs, GVWR 15500lbs, and a dry hitch wt of 2020lbs. I have installed the airlift 5000 airbags to my truck. Is anyone pulling similar weight with a 3/4 ton?

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My tow vehicle is a 2014 Gmc 2500 4x4 standard box with a 3.73 rear axle with the Duramax. I am looking at a 41ft Gateway that has a dry weight of 3100lbs, GVWR 15500lbs, and a dry hitch wt of 2020lbs. I have installed the airlift 5000 airbags to my truck. Is anyone pulling similar weight with a 3/4 ton?
Almost identical weight as that. You are good to go. Rear tires at 80psi and be watchful of tight turns (standard box). That dry weight is 12,999lbs for the Heartland Gateway 3650

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Your more then fine! My 36' fifth wheel Toyhauler fully loaded down with toys and beers weighs in at 16850 and my truck don't skip a beat. Don't underestimate it.


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Thats about 1000 lbs heavier than mine. I didnt have any problems at all, and that was completely stock.

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thats about 1000lbs more than mine and i can go anywhere i want including mountains, and whoop that punk ass tundra towing a single axle box trailer.

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Almost identical weight as that. You are good to go. Rear tires at 80psi and be watchful of tight turns (standard box). That dry weight is 12,999lbs for the Heartland Gateway 3650
I have a 2003 2500HD GMC crew cab 4x4 short box with a slider hitch. I am towing a 36 ft toyhauler rated at 12330 dry, 15500they say loaded. But I only have a golf cart in the garage. So far, it tows like a dream. I was wondering like others, how legal I am by weight. I plan to put it on a scale soon to verify total weght. Do I look good with my tow capacity? My. Golf cart is only 800, so I think I am light 1700 on thee garage rating of 2500. My total weight should be about 14,000. Not sure how much the older 2003 has for max tow fifth wheel. When I bought the TH, I was cofident that I was safe. Did not go tripple axle 18000 lbs with the 2500. Thinking 18000 means 3500 dually.

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I hauled my brothers welding pickup that weighted about that by itself on a 28 gooseneck up a 3 mile long steep hill completely stock and only lost 3mph. You'll be fine haha

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You are fine. Put about 70 pounds in the air bags and take it easy on corners. Should be able to pull it as fast as you want it to

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You are fine. Put about 70 pounds in the air bags and take it easy on corners. Should be able to pull it as fast as you want it to
What will I gain putting on air bags? How much do they cost?
Seems to take the 14,000 pounds running level as far as I can tell without bags.

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