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I have the ZR2 (10700lbs. GCVWR), also has tow pkg. blah, blah, blah. Truck weighs in at 5600lbs. (truck weight +all cargo&fuel, accessories, passengers). Leaves me with 5100lbs. of tow capacity. Will use a WD hitch. Trailer has a GVWR of 7000lbs., will NEVER have that much in it or on it. Total weight (empty weight+cargo, ready to camp) of trailer will be 4600lbs. Would you tow it?? Thanx all, have not been here in awhile. Mac:confused:
 

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Sounds really good. I tow a 3400 pound dry weight travel trailer that when loaded has about 3700 pounds. My max tow capacity is 7600 pounds. So I don't push the weight thing to the max I go by the rule of thumb (20%) of your maximum tow capacity. Even at the 3700 pounds I'm really close to the tongue weight max. I'm close 600 pounds. My truck is a 2017 Z71 4 x 4 long bed crew cab. So its up to you on how you want to use your pickup. This truck has to last me a long time (probably out last me). So all I have to say is have fun what ever you do.
 

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I have the ZR2 (10700lbs. GCVWR), also has tow pkg. blah, blah, blah. Truck weighs in at 5600lbs. (truck weight +all cargo&fuel, accessories, passengers). Leaves me with 5100lbs. of tow capacity. Will use a WD hitch. Trailer has a GVWR of 7000lbs., will NEVER have that much in it or on it. Total weight (empty weight+cargo, ready to camp) of trailer will be 4600lbs. Would you tow it?? Thanx all, have not been here in awhile. Mac:confused:
I have a Z71 long bed crew cab 4WD turbo diesel. I tow a Winnebago Micro Minnie 2108DS, dry 4,900, max GVWR 7,000. I don't believe I have ever loaded it with more than about 600-700 lbs and another 100 or so in the bed of the truck. Tows just fine with WD and sway bars. Last week from Phoenix to Temecula, CA 15 mpg each way at around 63 mph in AZ and 58 in CA. Never more than 220 on the transmission, mostly lower, even though it was 100 when I left Phoenix at 8 a.m. and over 105 most of the way and topped out at 114 going through Palm Springs. You should be fine.
 

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I have the ZR2 (10700lbs. GCVWR), also has tow pkg. blah, blah, blah. Truck weighs in at 5600lbs. (truck weight +all cargo&fuel, accessories, passengers). Leaves me with 5100lbs. of tow capacity. Will use a WD hitch. Trailer has a GVWR of 7000lbs., will NEVER have that much in it or on it. Total weight (empty weight+cargo, ready to camp) of trailer will be 4600lbs. Would you tow it?? Thanx all, have not been here in awhile. Mac:confused:
I pull a 24ft travel trailer dry weight 4800 pounds with my 2017 Z71 short box. I use a Equalizer 10,000# wd hitch also added Roadmaster Active Suspension adusted to 40% and a Duramax tuner. It pulls very well plenty of power, windy days I can feel a little wag but never feels out of control so yes I would pull it
 

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I have the ZR2 (10700lbs. GCVWR), also has tow pkg. blah, blah, blah. Truck weighs in at 5600lbs. (truck weight +all cargo&fuel, accessories, passengers). Leaves me with 5100lbs. of tow capacity. Will use a WD hitch. Trailer has a GVWR of 7000lbs., will NEVER have that much in it or on it. Total weight (empty weight+cargo, ready to camp) of trailer will be 4600lbs. Would you tow it?? Thanx all, have not been here in awhile. Mac:confused:
Nope. Just too close for me. These are very close to my weights, except I crowd GVWR more than you with my Escape 5.0 TA bed hitch trailer. But like lovemycolorado, I have the Z71 CCLB,and it's GCVWR is 12,700 (from memory folks, correct me if I'm wrong). And I stay below ~61 - I like being well into my safety/comfort/economy/durability zone almost all of the time. Have towed over 20K miles that way and had only one EGR problem.

Mini highjack: Hot trip lovemycolorado. I'm sure your engine temps did fine, but did you peek at trans temps?
 

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Nope. Just too close for me. These are very close to my weights, except I crowd GVWR more than you with my Escape 5.0 TA bed hitch trailer. But like lovemycolorado, I have the Z71 CCLB,and it's GCVWR is 12,700 (from memory folks, correct me if I'm wrong). And I stay below ~61 - I like being well into my safety/comfort/economy/durability zone almost all of the time. Have towed over 20K miles that way and had only one EGR problem.

Mini highjack: Hot trip lovemycolorado. I'm sure your engine temps did fine, but did you peek at trans temps?
I looked at the trans temps constantly on the display, three up from the MPH, one up from DEF level I believe, peak was 220, from what I have seen here, that seems o.k., but higher around 260 is not good. If 220 is too high, someone tell me. I too drive around 58 in CA (55 MPH limit with trailer and I have been warned twice via loudspeaker by the CHP going over 60), and around 62 in AZ (65 trailer MPH limit). Got 15 MPG on 700 mile trip to CA and back to AZ.
 

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I have a Z71 long bed crew cab 4WD turbo diesel. I tow a Winnebago Micro Minnie 2108DS, dry 4,900, max GVWR 7,000. I don't believe I have ever loaded it with more than about 600-700 lbs and another 100 or so in the bed of the truck. Tows just fine with WD and sway bars. Last week from Phoenix to Temecula, CA 15 mpg each way at around 63 mph in AZ and 58 in CA. Never more than 220 on the transmission, mostly lower, even though it was 100 when I left Phoenix at 8 a.m. and over 105 most of the way and topped out at 114 going through Palm Springs. You should be fine.
The same one you mention here. Just considering at this time, thou. I think the truck will do just fine, I don't tow like an idiot, have enough experience over the years. It's a "wife" thang. Just want to tow the longest with the leastest amount of weight, as possible. Mac;)
 
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