89 C3500 towing capacity....

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  1. DeckArtist

    DeckArtist Newbie

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    Mine has the 454/4spd/4.11 combo and huge helpers out back that may be factory. Wondering what the towing capacity was back then?
     
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    Probably around 10,000 maybe. Not sure could be slightly more but towing for those trucks was not the best.
     
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    Thanks Lanny....not far from what I thought. My neighbor said he had a friend back in Louisiana pull a single wide with his....won't be doing that, bought this one to haul cedar logs to my sawmill when I get busier. Was just curious on the rating, I doubt any load I pull would be any heavier.
     
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    Sparkysikes I'm Awesome

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    My 93 is rated @ 10k gvwr (5600 pound truck and 4400 load) and 10k towing. That's assumed gooseneck or fifth wheel. My truck was used for hauling cars and constantly was around 16 to 18k in tow. They'll do it but not fast. The guy I bought from said he hooked up like normal with a early 2000 Dodge cummins and was like yep chevy's going to pasture. That's why I got the good deal.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Thanks! Yeah I knew I wouldn't be setting any speed records!
     

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