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towing capacity

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by Moose, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Moose

    Moose 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody know what the towing capacity is for a v1500 4x4 burb is?
     
  2. woody9

    woody9 1/2 ton status

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    need more info... axle ratio enters in.. (per GM specs anyways)...
    one listing shows 350 with 4:10 @ 13,500 Gross combined..(11,000 with 3:42)...
    another shows 1500 with 3:42 @ 5500 trailer, 6500 w/ 3:373.. and 4:10 not avail.. (which it normally wasn't).... the 2500 with 4:10 is 9500....

    of course, i put 3/4 ton axles under my 1500 to 'improve' the situation! :)
    hope this helps
     
  3. Moose

    Moose 1/2 ton status

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    COOL thanks. I am running 4.56 gears and 37's. I am trying figure out if 4500 pound trailer total wait would be ok to hall.
     
  4. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    With half ton axles I try staying under 5000 lbs. 3/4 tons axles 6000 is about the limit.
     
  5. seschev3

    seschev3 1/2 ton status

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    I tow a 6000 lb trailer with my 95' 1500 no problem. It is all stock though. I use to tow it with my 75' blazer 1 ton with 38.5". The 37's on half ton axles and towing, I would be cautious.
     
  6. woody9

    woody9 1/2 ton status

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    in the fwiw column..... i tow a travel trailer. dealer said 'no problem' only 1/2 ton sub was what went thru my head...

    < 100 miles, i shelled (and i mean shelled! like a granade went off in the pumpkin), the ORIGIANAL 3:42 ring/pinion.
    Cha-Ching $1000 for a COMPLETE 3d member, rebuilt....
    we tow a bit over the next 18 months or so, then we're gettin ready for a fairly long run. I notice the start of a rear-seal leak on one of the rear brakes... i have no time before we're due to leave, so.... off to the shop it goes.
    They call later that day, and say they can't get it apart! seems the axle on one side won't push in to release the C clip... they figure something is dreadfully wrong, and want my ok before FORCING things... hard to fine correct spline count axle they say..

    Well, $400 later, and a fixed seal/new axle shaft.. it's running again, but those axles NEVER AGAIN pulled the trailer! (dry weight of 4275 per MFR... 7235 Gross rating) I never figured i was even close..

    WRONG!

    adding a 14FF 4:10 cured things for me, but i do keep an eye on trailer weight now-a-days....

    just something to keep in mind....

    (your mileage may vary, professional driver lost on a trail, presence of humor in this post does not indorse comedy central)
     

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