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Old 02-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #21
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Braking power won't be an issue since this is the same truck that has a much higher tow rating when optioned differently (with a diesel). Brakes are the same on this vehicle and will be up to the task. The trailer brakes should be responsible for stopping the trailer anyway, so as long as they are working like they should, that won't be a problem.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #22
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snip...... The trailer brakes should be responsible for stopping the trailer anyway, so as long as they are working like they should, that won't be a problem.
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The braking system on any given TV is designed to handle the braking requirements up to it's specified GVWR......, this where the folks that camp using truck campers have to be very careful on their gross weights.

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #23
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The truck will not have trouble stopping. As A&M and Eagle stated the trailer will brake itself. The 6 speed also down shifts like the Alison when it is in tow haul mode and really helps pull the reigns. The brakes are also very stout on the truck.

Mikefos- I am pretty sure the tow rating is 9400 with the 3.73's. Everything I have found says 9400. If I had the 4.10's that would jump all the way to 13,000 which make more sense.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:36 PM   #24
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Correct statement that the trailer will brake it self if the controller is properly adjusted.

When we bought our first travel trailer we were using a 1965 Ford F100 for a puller. It had the mighty 300 six and rather small drum brakes all around. I am positive that the truck with the trailer could stop faster than the truck alone.
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Since no one has touched on this so far......

IF you get into an accident and your insurance company finds out you exceeded the factory limit of the tow vehicle they can refuse to cover you...

No matter what improvements you make to the vehicle you cannot exceed the manufactures posted limits... ask me I found out this the hard way...

dont forget to include the weight of all passengers and luggage in the tow vehicle...
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Since no one has touched on this so far......

IF you get into an accident and your insurance company finds out you exceeded the factory limit of the tow vehicle they can refuse to cover you...

No matter what improvements you make to the vehicle you cannot exceed the manufactures posted limits... ask me I found out this the hard way...

dont forget to include the weight of all passengers and luggage in the tow vehicle...
You personally had insurance deny coverage for an accident because exceeded the manufacturers weight rating?

Please share the details. I've heard legend, but never heard from anyone that it happened to. I thought it was a folk tale.
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eric2500hd - I just got the same truck as you to tow my 2011 32BHDS. I towed it last year with my 01 Yukon XL 8.1 and 4.10. I decided to get the new pickup, and had a great deal on a 3.73. I had also weighed my trailer with some of the camping stuff, and it was around 9200 pounds.

I had towed my previous trailer (Dutchman 31BHDS) with a 2500HD and it towed it as good as my Yukon XL.

Therefore, I think you will be good to go. I only tow about 5% of the time, so I did not feel the need for 4.10.
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Thanks Dadof4girls.

I also bought the 3.73's because I wouldn't be towing as much as highway driving. I also didn't plan on getting a camper as large as the 32bhds. It was hard not to get the 32bhds after seeing the floor plan and features of it. Let me know how it tows if you hook up the camper anytime soon. Thanks for your input.
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Thanks Dadof4girls.

I also bought the 3.73's because I wouldn't be towing as much as highway driving. I also didn't plan on getting a camper as large as the 32bhds. It was hard not to get the 32bhds after seeing the floor plan and features of it. Let me know how it tows if you hook up the camper anytime soon. Thanks for your input.
Maybe I shouldn't tell you that I tow a 2009 32BHDS with a '99 Silverado 1500
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Maybe I shouldn't tell you that I tow a 2009 32BHDS with a '99 Silverado 1500
Well.....how does it do?
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