Welcome and congrats on the 28!!!
Originally Posted by BigJohnD
Congrats on the new rig. Hope the tow rig works out. That rig is fairly heavy for its size, (the 28BHBE). We have one and tow with a F-350. Most tow with a 250 or 2500. No doubt you'll be at the truck's max. Keep it light, as in empty tanks and minimum cargo.
Power wise you will have enough. As John mentioned though, watch what you load in the pass through, and the truck bed. A trip to the CAT Scales once you load the trailer up for a trip will tell you what you may be able to load in the truck bed. Have you added anything to the truck accessory wise that has a fair amount of weight: truck cap/ topper for example? Just know weight adds up very quickly! All passengers, any cargo in the cab/ bed, the wdh, and the tt tw all add toward the trucks payload.
You may need to get new tires for the truck, a set of LT's. Some P rated tires have what I call a "wiggle" when towing a heavier trailer. The back of the tv will "wiggle" back and forth when traveling down the road while towing.
You will want to have a good wdh with integrated sway control. The Reese SC, Reese Dual Cam, and the Equal-I-Zer 4 way system are all very good for the money. The Dual Cam is a little more finicky setting it up, but works awesome. The Reese hitch head (same for both models) has a little more fine tuning adjustment vs the Equal-I-Zer hitch head. But any of the 3 will do an excellent job!
Watch the factory hitch receiver!!! It is a round tube design, and when towing a trailer with a little heavier tw and using a wdh, the receiver can "wind up"/ twist when you latch the wd bars up. I haven't heard of any failures with the GM round tube receiver on the '07-'13 trucks, there were a few issues with the '99-'06 factory hitch. And both are a very similar design (if not the exact same). I will see if I have the Curt square tube hitch model number I bought to replace the factory receiver on the '10 Chevy we had. It was a night and day difference in quality. When setting each down on the garage floor, it was a tin can vs dull thud sound.
Even if the dealer sets up the wdh, it is for an empty trailer. Plan on re-adjusting the hitch set up once you load the trailer up for a trip. Follow my signature links for a ton of wdh info, and how to weigh the truck/ trailer at a CAT Scale.
Being on the upper end of your truck, plan on going through your trailer at least once a year, maybe at the end of the season to purge what is not needed or used at all, or very little. Will help keep the weight down. If you use something once a season, maybe through it in a Rubbermaid tub and store it the 99% of the time at home.