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Old 08-19-2018, 01:27 PM   #11
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It's been 2 years since I shopped for trucks but the last time I was shopping you couldn't get a gas 1 ton Ford or GMC with 11,500 GVWR. GMC gas in 2016 topped out at 10,900 GVWR.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:04 PM   #12
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It's been 2 years since I shopped for trucks but the last time I was shopping you couldn't get a gas 1 ton Ford or GMC with 11,500 GVWR. GMC gas in 2016 topped out at 10,900 GVWR.
Just looked at the build and price for a Silverado 3500 and the gas engine has a 10,800 gvwr and the diesel is 11,500.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:32 PM   #13
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Been a few years it may have been 10,800. If you think about an F250 GAS with a 10,000 GVWR and F350 Gas with 10,800 GVWR with the same options would be around 800 pounds more payload in the F350. Throw in options in F350 and it could easily be 300 or 400 pounds difference.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:49 PM   #14
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Last time I looked a F250/2500 was either 9600 or 10,000 and a F350/3500 was 10,000 or 11,500

My XL F250 2WD 6.7 was 10K with 2662 if I remember correctly..
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:57 PM   #15
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It was 10K GVW my current truck is 9500. And the axle was 7K my current truck is 6200 which was a big factor, just not enough at this point. Does anybody think that buying in the spring is better then this time of year?

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Old 08-19-2018, 02:58 PM   #16
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So I went to look at a 2015 Silverado 3500HD today at a dealer. I am searching because I know I am at or near my current 2500's capacity. My current truck has a payload capacity of 2853lbs, it's a 6.0 with 4:10's. The truck pulls and handles my new 5th wheel with no issues at all. The "dry" pin weight being 1980lbs so I am guessing with me and the DW in the truck and the 5'er ready for camping I am most likely pretty close to the limits.

Here is the strange part, the 3500 had a payload of only 3104lbs and to boot it was a work truck, nothing fancy on it at all. I just could not pull the trigger on it (besides the fact that I did not like the color) knowing I am gaining almost nothing. I'm beginning to think these stickers don't really mean too much!
Well with a 5er with a GVWR of just shy of 14,000# and a listed Dry weight of 11,575# do you really want to tow that with a gas engine?
If I were you I would be looking at a DRW with diesel.
You can do it but not going to be fun.
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:26 AM   #17
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My 2014 Silverado Crew diesel 2500 SRW GVW = 11,690
My 2015 Silverado Crew diesel 3500 DRW GVW = 13,025

Curb weight, fuel, tools, hitch, 2 people, 2 dogs, wife's purse = 9000
Camper is 14,710 and pin is 20% of that so = 3100(actual)
9000 + 3100 = 12,100 so about a 1000# to spare

(Escapee RV Smart Scale was used to gather info)
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:51 PM   #18
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My 2017 Ram 3500 max tow, Aisin trans equipped drw has gvwr of 14,000 and a GCVWR of 39,100 lbs. rated to tow a 30,000 lb fifth wheel. I pull a 21K Dynamax Residential with ease, and I believe the full rated tow cap that was published. My curb weight with hitch, etc was 9K total, and rawr is 9750, with unloaded being around 2500 lbs. the air suspension puts it back perfectly level when I hook up, but I am only running about 3200 lbs of pin weight.
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