Originally Posted by SilverEscape
You haven't bought the truck yet, correct? If that's true, check that payload sticker on the driver's door. We looked at the Sierra (Silverado twin as you know) and an SLT Crew cab we looked at did not have an 1800 pound payload. It was around 1600. That was the 5.3.
Not yet. I will have to take a look. Thanks. They calculate payload capcaity by taking the GVWR of the vehicle and subtracting the empty curb weight. Then add 175 for fuel, 175 for me 150 for wife and 50 for kid, 50 for dog to the empty curb weight. Take that number subtract from GVWR of vehicle, and that's the real payload capacity. I can see the GMCs having slightly less payload because they normally have more options.
After some research, I decided that max trailering package is not necessary for this trailer. People with 3.42s are doing just fine with this kind of weight. They are bumping up on, or exceeding in some cases, the payload capacity but not by that much. Personally, I'm more comfortable exceeding payload (to an extent) capacity on the 1500 than MDX. It's a truck not a Unibody crossover SUV.