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Old 08-21-2016, 10:06 PM   #1
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Chev 2500HD weights-North Point

I have search but could not find the info. Hopefully some here has input.

I have a 2016 Chev DC LWB 2500 HD, 6.0, 4:10 and I am looking at a 2017 North Point 315RLTS?

Any one towing such? Do I need to go lower weights/models?

Numbers look close to me?

Thanks in advance for your help,

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Old 08-22-2016, 12:08 AM   #2
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what is a chevy DC? Is the truck a dually or single rear wheel. That trailer weighs in at almost 12k,a standard 2500 HD 6.0 is rated for 14,500 towing capacity.Depending on what type of camping you plan on doing,like carrying water in tanks and so forth your gonna be working that engine pretty good.They are good motors and can handle the weight but towing it safely is another thing
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:05 AM   #3
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I have search but could not find the info. Hopefully some here has input.

I have a 2016 Chev DC LWB 2500 HD, 6.0, 4:10 and I am looking at a 2017 North Point 315RLTS?

Any one towing such? Do I need to go lower weights/models?

Numbers look close to me?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Victor
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:36 AM   #4
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Vic,

Welcome!!!

Good luck shopping!

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DC= double cab which is the old extended cab. All 2500HD's are srw unless someone modded the truck.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:37 AM   #5
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The 2017 brochure says UVW is 11960, dry hitch is 2560, GVWR is 15250. This came from brochure on Jayco website.
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You are going to be way over on payload with that truck. With the GVWR of 15k for that camper your pin weight will be 3k when loaded. Add passengers, firewood, hitch, etc. to your truck and your remaining payload will probably be under 2k which isn't going to work with a 3k pin weight.

You want 3500 SRW with diesel to pull that camper and of course dually would be even better.
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you'll be over, that truck config isn't even able tow the North Point, it can only tow #14,100 at the fifth. According to Jayco's site that 5'er has a GVW of 15,250 and a dry pin weight of 2560, even with that rig empty, you'll be at your max payload and then some
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One thing a lot of people don't realize is a 2500 with a diesel (I know yours is gas) doesn't have a lot of payload capacity. A diesel engine and the heavy duty tranny add a lot of weight to the vehicle. 2500's are limited to a 10,000 GVWR so those extra pounds take away from the payload capacity. So say a 2500 diesel has 2000 payload capacity which includes a 150 lb driver. Add the driver's overage above 150 lbs, the passenger, kids, dogs, firewood, and hitch and you're around 1500 payload remaining which is what a 7500 lb fifth wheel would need. Sure you can add Timbrens or air bags but that doesn't change your door sticker.

For about $600 more it makes sense to get the 3500 SRW with the diesel. You'll gain about 2000 lbs. payload leaving you about 3500 lbs. when loaded which is about a 17,500 fifth wheel. Personally I would never pull at full capacity but on paper a 3500 gives you 10,000 more lbs. of fifth wheel over a 2500.
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Victor,

Welcome to JOF

As a very similar TV weight reference point; I have a 2016 Silverado Double Cab, LT, 6'-6" Box, 6.0L, 4:10 ..........., my CAT scale weights with, 200lb driver, full fuel, 250lbs cargo (no passengers):

Steer Axle: 3,940lbs (5,200lbs GAWR)

Drive Axle: 3,180lbs (6,200lbs GAWR)

Gross Weight: 7,120lbs (9,500lbs GVWR/per door sticker)

My available payload capacity: (9,500lbs - 7,120lbs) = 2,380lbs

"If" I had the 8ft box (like your 2500HD) the CAT weights would be a little heavier, not sure if the GVWR would increase to 10,000lbs (in lieu of my 9,500lbs), check your TV's door jam.

I tend to agree that your 2500HD will not have enough available payload capacity for the 315RLTS. Figure a FW "loaded" pin weight of 20% (up to 25%) of the FW's "loaded" gross weight.

Take your TV under loaded conditions to a CAT scale and weigh it...., working with "your" real TV weights eliminates the guess work when looking for a compatible TT or FW.

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Thanks for the info. Changing trucks is not an option. So switching to a Eagle 317RLOK, sticker on side says it weights 11805, with 1665, puts it at 12750,

Sound better?
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