Towing capability

Discussion in 'Towing' started by CCaveny, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. MRAJB

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    I think you will be fine winding it out in direct (3rd on auto, 4th on manual) with a WD hitch and a Tekonsha controller. I run a Tekonsha P3 brake controller and it is nice, auto leveling, presets for trailer weights, etc.
     
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    The GT4 code indicates a 3.73 rear axle. Here are the half-ton tow capacity tables from a 1998 owners manual. I would think that it'd be the same for 96-98, at least.

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    East302, thanks for the info. I guess I should clarify that I have a K2500 Crew Cab, with the 5.7 and shortbed.
     
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    Here you go, hope this helps. This is from a 1998 manual and only gives the ratings for crew cabs for one-tons.


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    Wow thanks. Funny how my 3/4ton k2500 tows less than a 1/2 ton even with the bigger brakes, 8-lug and stiffer suspension. But its payload is higher.
     
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    Yeah the owners manual blows for that. If I were home I could post a much better link with more accurate figures. I just can't understand why they'd publish more than 1 set of ratings. The ones in the brochure specify reg/ext/crew cab and long/short box and single/dually and normal or heavy half. All the things the owners's manual disregards.
     
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    Thanks, well if you get around to it I would appreciate it. Looking to but a trailer, so just want to make sure I'm shopping for one I can tow.
     
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    Here are the tables from a 1998 brochure. Supercharged may have more detailed info.

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    I'll get home late tomorrow night. If this thread is still kicking I can contribute what I have.
     

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