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Old 02-17-2014, 12:11 PM   #11
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snip........ I find your Tongue weight high for an TT of that dry weight, but I haven't checked.... and a WDH is not 100lbs...50-60 would be more accurate...
I believe the OP was basing his assumed 910lb loaded tongue weight on a loaded TT weight of 7,500lbs (maximum loaded condition).

I agree, a standard WDH would be in the 50lb range, unless one was considering a Hensley Arrow WDH or Pro-Pride WDH.

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snip........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...
Like the OP, your actual TT "loaded" weight (ready to camp) will be heavier then your 28BHBE's 7,042lb ship weight, thus increasing the "loaded" tongue weight above the published 700lb dry hitch weight.

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Old 02-17-2014, 02:44 PM   #12
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I pull a similar weight trailer, about 6500 lbs loaded weight with an '09 silverado. It handles the trailer well. One poster mentioned 4 speed vs 6 speed and it makes a big difference. I was miserable towing the same trailer with a 4 speed equipped truck. The 6 speed doesn't have such a wide spread between gears. Does your truck have the HD cooling package, makes a big difference in the ratings.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:43 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the responses! I bit the bullet today and plunked down a down payment for a 2015 27DSRL. Delivery expected late March. Dealer says I'll be fine pulling it - but what else would I expect him to say? Said if not satisfied he'll take back the TT and we'll find something else. I figured the 27DSRL is the size I want so if the 1500 doesn't work out I'll trade it in for a 2500. (The 1500 has the cooling package - all star edition with the towing package).
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:16 PM   #14
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snip..... I figured the 27DSRL is the size I want so if the 1500 doesn't work out I'll trade it in for a 2500. (The 1500 has the cooling package - all star edition with the towing package).
Before trading up to a 2500..., after you get your new 27DSRL take your TV/TT combination under "loaded" conditions to a CAT scale, it will tell you everything you need to know (even if the WDH is adjusted correctly). Who knows, you may find that with your particular loading habits (we are all different) will be within your TV/TT limits, and meets your towing expectations for your travels.

CAT scale 'how-to': https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv

Enjoy the new TT!

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Old 02-17-2014, 07:29 PM   #15
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I have a 2012 Silverado 1500. I am pulling a 2014 248RBS, no fluids. I know it is back there. I hear people tell me stay in the 75% range and others say it is okay to go 15 to 20% over. Listening to a older gentleman at work telling a fellow worker that 2002 1/2 ton chevy will pull a 5er. I would do the math and get it set up right.
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My 27DSRL ship weight is #6834. Full of stuff, #6700 with #720 of that on the ball, hitched up. Your truck should be OK. Very happy with my setup. I have 4:30 rear end, which helps in more hilly areas. You may spend more time in 4th gear, whereas I would be in 5th. I carry a lot of stuff in my trailer. I can not imagine getting close to the #7500 limit.
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My 27DSRL ship weight is #6834.....snip
Did you mean to state 5,834lbs?

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What is a CAT scale?
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They are a chain of public scales often found at truck stops and heavy equip dealers that commercial drivers often use to get "official" load weights. It is an expensive way to take the guess work out of your combination actual weight vs limits. Also, it is very helpful when adjusting your WD hitch to make sure you are achieving the proper and necessary distribution.
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The cost for the 1st weigh at most CAT scales is $9, and each subsequent weigh is about $2.

CAT scale locator: http://catscale.com/cat-scale-locator

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