Originally Posted by PhyerPhyter
As a Journeyman red seal mechanic who's pulled wrenches for 20 yrs and the last 7+yrs I spent in the trade was in a Dodge dealership. As a retired fire fighter of 13,yrs who has attended more than I can remember motor vehicle crashes - many of which involved vehicles of all sizes towing something behind them. I'm not guessing. To advise someone to engage in an activity that potentially puts himself and everyone else on the road around him at risk is criminal. Go ahead drive impaired, just drive a little slower, you'll be fiiiine. Not only criminal its asinine. Ya, it is.
Ehh? Now I'm a hypothetical, asinine criminal, ya? Thought you said you were a wrench puller, I missed the lawyer part of the resume.
The lower tow rating in this whole hypothetical quiz is because of the pulling power of the engine. As has been pointed out, it is the same truck as a 5.7 hemi 1/2 ton, other than the less powerful engine.
Fear not if you see me on the road, for you are safe. I pull my 8,500 lb. 5th wheel with a 3/4 ton diesel. But alas, we all know that pulling with anything less that a 1 ton diesel dually is just "criminal
Becky, Bob and Taylie & Bode
2009 Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison
2014 Heartland Sundance XLT 245RL