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Old 02-27-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
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Towing a Pinnacle

Hi folks, I am new to the forum and about to purchase a 2015 or 2016 Pinnacle. Anyone out there towing a Pinnacle with a 6.6L Chevy HD 2500 or HD 3500 CC SRW? If so, have you had any issues?
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:22 PM   #2
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Hi folks, I am new to the forum and about to purchase a 2015 or 2016 Pinnacle. Anyone out there towing a Pinnacle with a 6.6L Chevy HD 2500 or HD 3500 CC SRW? If so, have you had any issues?
thanks in advance for you feedback.
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Welcome to the forum.

There are Pinnacle owners and Chevy owners on this site. Chances are you'll be hearing from both very soon.
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What year Chevy 2500/3500 SRW do u have or are considering?
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Currently have a 2007 Chevy 2500 HD, and will purchase 2013, 14, or 15 HD 3500.
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It is hard to find a 3500 short bed. The only difference in the newer GMC/Chevy on tow ratings is pin weight. I chose a 2500 because I liked the ride better and I got the short bed. I added a SuperSpring to increase pin weight capacity from 3K to 4K. It has no effect on the ride when the truck is empty. My pin weight loaded is around 2800lb. My Eagle Premier is heaver than some Pinnacles and lighter than some. The Moride hitch really smooth's out the ride.
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Thanks skijlw. Yes, I noticed some of the Eagle Premier's were close to the same weight as the Pinnacle. What is the cargo capacity of your vehicle on the door sticker?
You have been able to tow/stop your Eagle with no problems? The Pinnacle we want with standard options is 13,400 dry, so I am looking at abot 15,000 loaded with a 20.8% pin weight of 3120#. I am still debating whether or not I will have to go to a dually. Comments?
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After doing the GVWR calculations, and with the load ratings in mind. I then asked my Insurance guy about a 2500 versus a 3500 (I'm a GMC owner) -

I was told, most 2500's towing 35 foot + 5th wheels are actually at a higher risk of being overweight (on paper) - not that the truck will not tow it - but that it's over it's paper ratings -

Once you operate your 2500 truck out of specifications - if you have an accident - the insurance company will have grounds to completely deny coverage - both on the Auto and the RV -

That said: I went with the 3500 SRW. The cost difference for like models in the Chevy and GMC line ups from 2500 to 3500 is about 800.00

Pin weights on the larger 5'ers can top 3200-3400 lbs - not alot of room left in a 2500's paper ratings after the 5er is loaded up.

Watch the risk calculations and the loop holes insurance companies want to use to deny coverage.

What sucks is after 20 years of risk management, I can't turn it off.

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I would definitely go with a dually. The extra two wheels on the ground really improve the stability of the whole rig. I have towed with both the SRW and the DRW and will never go back to the SRW while towing a unit that weighs as much as a Pinnacle or Premier.
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After doing the GVWR calculations, and with the load ratings in mind. I then asked my Insurance guy about a 2500 versus a 3500 (I'm a GMC owner) -

I was told, most 2500's towing 35 foot + 5th wheels are actually at a higher risk of being overweight (on paper) - not that the truck will not tow it - but that it's over it's paper ratings -
A 2500 and 3500 srw extra cab lb are both rated to tow 17,200 and both have a GCVW of 24,500. As you said on paper the 3500 has a higher payload capacity, but that is do to springs and tires only. They both have the same 3.73 rear axle (per build codes) with identical eng and trany. (6.6 Duramax and Allison 1000). If you opt for the 18" tires on the 2500 they are rated at 3,500 lbs each. If you add Timbrens or airbags to a 2,500, to me it would be a wash.
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A 2500 and 3500 srw extra cab lb are both rated to tow 17,200 and both have a GCVW of 24,500. As you said on paper the 3500 has a higher payload capacity, but that is do to springs and tires only. They both have the same 3.73 rear axle (per build codes) with identical eng and trany. (6.6 Duramax and Allison 1000). If you opt for the 18" tires on the 2500 they are rated at 3,500 lbs each. If you add Timbrens or airbags to a 2,500, to me it would be a wash.
But as you say, @ 3100-3300 pin weight, your at or over the payload of the 2500 when you factor in fuel, people, and tools. -

A careful study of the actual numbers on paper will tell the tale - easier to be at risk of being denied pulling with a 2500 (3/4 ton) versus a 3500 (1T) - in the event of an accident.
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