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Old 02-19-2014, 06:15 PM   #21
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Rustic Eagle, you are correct #5834, Thanks!

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Old 02-19-2016, 05:01 PM   #22
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To the OP: Are you still towing with the 1500? I am looking at the same trailer but have a 2015 Chevy 1500. I would love to hear about your experience.

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Old 02-19-2016, 08:04 PM   #23
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I have no issues pulling my 27DSLR.
Use good loading practices and enjoy.
I do not need air bags or mods to the truck.
I have no issues braking.
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2000 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L 4WD | 2016 White Hawk 27DSLR
2016 - 79 Nights - 2440 miles.
2015 - 72 Nights - 3205.8 miles.

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Old 02-19-2016, 09:02 PM   #24
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With WDH engaged I am at least 750+ of tongue weight with my 28BHBE, we have a thread comparing different 28BHBE configurations and mine was the lowest. I think you should expect 750-800#, assuming the numbers below are speculation.

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I'll be towing a 28BHBE with my Sierra 1500 (starting this Spring), and I'm convinced I won't have an issue with its 7042 dry weight or it's 700lbs dry tongue weight
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:50 AM   #25
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I never had any problems with the Chevy handling the 27DSRL. My issue was with the 5.3L having enough torque. It would get me to where I wanted to go with no overheating but the transmission would "hunt" on the slightest of hills. The solution could have been to limit the transmission to 4 (out of 6) but the whining would annoy me. IMO for any 3 to 4 hr trip I would not have a problem with it. To pull to FL or through the mountains out west I didn't like. We knew we wanted to upgrade to a much larger 5er in the future so we just bit the bullet a little sooner and upgraded to a 3500 Duramax. Completely different pulling experience! Plus we have decided to purchase a Truck Camper for our occasional "road trips" so the 3500 (at least a 2500) is a must for most all TC's.

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