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Old 02-14-2015, 02:25 PM   #1
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help, another tow capacity question

Ok folks, we are about to go from a big "water" based Rv to a land based one. we are really interested in the 2015 Pinnacle #38FLSA rig. Cananybody tell me if a 2005 Chevy 3500, Crewcab, 6.6L Duramax turbo diesel, 5speed automatic, LB, 4 WD, DRW (16"wheels), with a 4.10 rear axle ratio you guys think it would tow it ok ?

Unit specs are UVWR of 12,700 and GVWR OF 15,950lbs , dry hitch weight is 2,855lbs.
Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated. thanks all
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Ok folks, we are about to go from a big "water" based Rv to a land based one. we are really interested in the 2015 Pinnacle #38FLSA rig. Cananybody tell me if a 2005 Chevy 3500, Crewcab, 6.6L Duramax turbo diesel, 5speed automatic, LB, 4 WD, DRW (16"wheels), with a 4.10 rear axle ratio you guys think it would tow it ok ?

Unit specs are UVWR of 12,700 and GVWR OF 15,950lbs , dry hitch weight is 2,855lbs.
Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated. thanks all
Ahoy and Welcome aboard!

I'm sure you'll hear from a number of folks with specific information to help you, but I haven't heard of a trailer on this site that a 1-ton diesel dually could not handle.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to JOF. I`m sure our 5er guys will chime in with advice......
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I think I heard those will pull a mountain lol
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:05 PM   #5
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Thanks guys all I can find so far is thr "Trailer Life"magazines tow guides but the 2005 guide gives very limited and general info. I know the Rv family is as helpful as the boating community so I know I will get what I need here :-D
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:07 PM   #6
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You will be able to drag it sideways up hill both ways.
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You'll be fine...
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Welcome to the forum. Happy camping
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Thank you all for the warm welcome . I am feeling pretty good about the trucks capability for us as a tv. Can't wait to start the next leg of our fantastic retirement adventure. Been living aboard a nice yacht for several years just cruising around the PNW & Puget Sound. Now it's full-time RV'ing for several more :-D
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Look at the drivers door post for an answer...
There is one parked beside me right now.. and he tows a bigger unit than yours.. but only gets 5 mpg on a good day..
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