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Old 09-01-2012, 02:49 PM
Iceman318 Iceman318 is offline
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Looking for a new truck ??? thoughts ???

Hey guys, anybody on here running any chevy 1500 5.3L's? Im looking at upgrading from my 2002 2 wheel drive 4.3L as it doesn't have the towing capacity I need. I'm hauling either a 14 foot tandem enclosed, 22 foot tandem flatdeck, or an 8 foot tandem dump, all of which are rated for 7000 lbs. the towing capicity on the 2012 chevy 1500 reg cab 4x4 long box with the 5.3L and 6 speed hd auto tranny is about 10000 lbs so I'm thinking it'll be fine. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:43 AM
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If you're consistently towing that much weight you will wear that truck out. You should be looking at a 3/4.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:27 AM
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I have similar trailers, but usually pull 16 ft tandem the most during year. 2008 chevy 5.3 handles fine 78000 miles on truck nothing but normal mainteance. Doesnt get get much above 11 or 12 with trailer on but they all suck on gas.
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