I usually love doing research but I'm not enjoying this anymore.. I've spent hours looking for info on our TV. Having a heck of a time finding info on our truck. Bought used from Carmax. Sticker on door of truck has been scraped off so no info available there. Owner's manual lists info for the C-1500 Crew Cab Short Box (2WD) 5300 engine and 6000 engine but nothing for the 4.8L engine which our VIN breakdown definitely says we have.
All right.....Here's the info I have on our TV after doing a VIN breakdown research on it. Unfortunately, it differs a little from what we originally thought.
TV: 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SL Classic
Crew Cab 4 door..we thought standard box but googling indicates that crew cab was a short box and only the 1500HD offered a standard box (sad that we don't even know what we own)
4.8L engine(Bummer)....V8...SFI (can anyone tell me what SFI means?)
Axle Ratio (According to owner's manual)-Either 3.23 or 3.73-Looked in glove compartment and says GU5-I'm guessing that's the 3.23 axle ratio (addtl research I did)
1/2 ton pickup
Title application receipt says:
Factory tow package included
Since our truck isn't listed in owner's manual, been doing alot of googling and not having much luck. I did find a dealer selling what sounds to be very similar...2007 GMC Sierra Classic 1500 SL crew cab 4.8 engine so all this matches mine so I'm going with what they have listed so here it goes
After hours of research, here's what I found on this website-A dealership selling what seems like our truck. I sure hope that's our truck or else I'm back to the drawing board: http://www.cars.com/gmc/sierra-1500/...=USB70GMT246A0
Curb weight: 5284 lbs
Engine torque: 295 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
Curb weight 4987 (of course that's for this vehicle that they're selling)
6,900 lbs. GVWR
3,650 lbs. Front GAWR
4,000 lbs. Rear GAWR
1,913 lbs. Payload
3,650 lbs. Front axle capacity
4,000 lbs. Rear axle capacity
Towing capacity 5700 lbs
11,000 lbs. GCWR (Does this sound right?)
Our registration receipt says: Empty weight: 4900 lbs.....
carrying capacity-1000 lbs so gross weight 5900 lbs tonnage: .50
Our manual also says that if towing above 5000 lbs trailer rating, the handling/trailering suspension is required....What does this mean? Or was that just an example. We do have a sway bar and weight distribution hitch that says 1000 lbs on it....This is wayyyy too many numbers for my brain to comprehend. I wish someone could just tell me, don't buy a trailer that has a GCWR more than ???? and you'll be fine or even give me a few factors to consider. I'm a pretty bright person and I'm pretty good in math, but gosh....I guess it can't be as simple as that.
That's all the information I have to offer....If there's somewhere else I can look, please advice. We are so new at this and it's so much to take in. Thanks again for all of your advice.