Half-Ton Towable Eagle 5er - Oxymoron?
I'm reading up on the lighter 5ers and like the 27.5RLTS but am struggling to figure out how it's "half-ton towable."
The HD version of the Silverado 1500 claims to have 11,900# trailering capacity. The 27.5RLTS has GVWR of about 10,000, so that seems OK, but an outstanding amount of excess.
The payload appears to be the problem. It's 1,700# - 1,800#. The 27.5's hitch alone is 1,525#. That doesn't leave much for passengers or anything else in the truck.
Is "half-ton towable fifth wheel" wishful thinking, in reality?