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Getting ready to buy a Weekend Warrior fsw 32 and just bought a GMC 2500 HD Duramax Diesel. My question is, do I have to do any modifications to this truck to pull that beast. Thanks for all your help!
 

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Some good shocks would be advised. Otherwise I think you are good to go. If the bed sags too much, or feels too mushy, you can consider airbags on the axles, easy and inexpensive.

And use synthetic fluids, real important in my opinion.
 

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Your truck is up to the task. Do the tow, get a baseline and work from there.

Go slow, be safe and enjoy!
 

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You shouldn't have any trouble pulling your toy hauler. The empty weight of the trailer should be around 11 to 11.5K. Once you have it loaded take it to a scale and weigh the rig. These trailers tend to be heavy on the kingpin when they are empty because of the large open area in the back. Don't make any adjustments to your suspension based on empty conditions. If the loaded condition makes the rear end feel soft you may want to add airbags. Is your truck a long bed? If it's not you may want to consider a sliding 5th wheel. This will let you set the trailer back a little in a tight spot so the nose of trailer doesn't hit the back glass of your truck. On the road you can bring the kinpin forward to put the weight right over your rear axle.
 

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YOu should be good to go, if any thing maybe air bags or something like hellwig helper springs to help even the loed on the highway but other than that these truck love to tow!!!
 

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Thanks for the replies. I was told by my neighbor that I would have to replace the factory hitch. He mentioned that the tounge weight would be too much. He recommended a Reese Drawtite tow beast. 1700lbs tounge weight and 14,000 lbs. tow capacity. Any opinions on that set up would help me alot.
 

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I should have looked at the WW products page. I ASSUMED :mad: it was a 5th wheel at 32'. Make sure the draw bar is rated for the weight you are towing and get a weight distributing hitch. You will probably need the lift bars to help level the truck/ trailer. They improve the ride quite a bit too.
 

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I think Air Bags would be a comfortable move.

Careful with the stock receiver hitch - they aren't the best of quality.

Other than that - I'ld suggest an aftermarket fuel tank. You won't want to have to re-fuel that rig all that often. The stock tank on these rigs is stupid-small. You'll have to pull over often to refuel and pulling that rig into stations isn't easy. . .

The fuel tank will cost you about $1000 - about the same as a deductable for one accident.
 

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my trucks run good with the stock suspension,the 06 lbz 2500HD crew,shortbed i pulled 10k with it,all i can say it pulled it with ease,it wouldn't hurt to have the sway bars.on the dually it came out off kentucky with a load of logs hit the scales at 41k,after that i did consider airbags but i don't plan on hauling like that again.hope this helps.ps drive carefull with any load
 

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I'm not sure that anyone mentioned this before, but install a top-shelf brake controller. i have tried the cheap ones before and thats an easy mistake. Tekonsha makes a great product. I pull over 10K weekly and really like the performance of the controller. It is a huge asset when pulling a big trailer to know that your brakes on the trailer will help you stop.... happy hauling :D
 
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