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Old 02-28-2015, 10:34 AM   #11
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jefco, welcome to the forum. When you get ready to sell the 07 2500, post the details on forum. You might sell it to a Jayco forum member...
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:40 PM   #12
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I gave a lot of thought on this subject before we made a decision on the 2500 SWR. The weight limits fall within the range of the truck. I added the SuperSpring as an insurance for peace of mind. I have towed with a dually on a more limited basis and it towed well. That said the SWR we have tows as well I feel and it does tow better than my previous F-350. The trailer is stable in cross winds and rough roads.
I based some of my final decision on being able to talk and watch what my fellow RV'ers are towing similar rigs with. We stay in a RV park with about 1500 RV's. Everyone has a comfort range to tow in and this set up for me and several others works fine.
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Old 02-28-2015, 05:37 PM   #13
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We tow the 351RLTS Eagle Premier with the F350 (sorry, I'm a Blue Oval guy). The 5th weighs in at 12780# loaded and we have 3020# on the pin.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:32 PM   #14
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Towing a Pinnacle

Thanks folks for all of your comments. Best I can tell no one with a late model SRW tow vehicle has had any problems with hitch weights around 3100#. As for me the new RV would be too much hitch weight for my 07 2500 and I was going to upgrade to a 3500 anyway. Based on your responses and after looking at capacities on the late model SRW 3500"s that is what I think I will go with. Still welcome any comments
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:36 PM   #15
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Grumpy,, what is your tow vehicle for your 2015 Pinnacle? DRW or SRW and do you know your approxt loaded hitch weight?
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:06 PM   #16
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2015 2500, Pins probably around 3,100. I know there are many here who disagree, but after much discussion with my Chev dealer (who I've dealt with since 1989) and several other people pulling larger toy haulers with 2013 2500's that is what I decided on. Truck handles it very well, no issues from semis or wind. I had two drw trucks in the 90's when we had FW's back then and didn't see or feel any advantage. As I said earlier the 2015 2500 and 3500 srw are rated identical except payload and that is do to the springs. I did add Timbrens.
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We pull a Pinnacle with a 2013 GMC dually. Last time we weighed, there was 7880 lbs on the rear axle of the truck, with two people aboard, full fuel, etc. Rear axle weight with trailer disconnected was 4320 lbs, which gives a pin weight of 3560 lbs.

I believe that 7880 lbs is over the rear GAWR of SRW trucks. It Also exceeds the tire rating for two tires.

Definitely dually territory.
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Thanks folks for all of your comments. Best I can tell no one with a late model SRW tow vehicle has had any problems with hitch weights around 3100#. As for me the new RV would be too much hitch weight for my 07 2500 and I was going to upgrade to a 3500 anyway. Based on your responses and after looking at capacities on the late model SRW 3500"s that is what I think I will go with. Still welcome any comments
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With that pin weight, I would only consider a 3500/350. I don't believe there is any 2500 with a high enough payload to handle that. Not to mention, there is only a minimal price difference. As far as SRW vs DRW. I think the DRW will pull it better, but I would put my SRW 350 up to that task and not be concerned about it.
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Old 03-08-2015, 03:18 PM   #19
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We tow our 2013 Pinnacle with a Chevy 3500 HD, Dually. It stops the unit without a problem and hills are also no problem. I really like the exhaust brake on the truck.
Both the Pinnacle and Truck are for sale.

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I have the smallest 2012 Pinnacle (31 rlts) and tow with an '06 2500 Duramax. I did add Firestone Ride Rite airbags to assist with leveling. I have logged about 25,000 miles (Alaska and back, for example) without problems.
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