Originally Posted by brad12kx
Even if you had the 3.92 or 4.10 gears, your at the weight where a 2500 is a better choice. I pull 7000lbs of trailer with my 1500 all the time, and with a few things in the box of the truck, I run very near the GCVWR. Although the truck does great, I will likely go with a 2500 (again) with my next truck so I don't have to monitor my weights so closely.
For a brake controller, go with a 'proportional/progressive' unit. They are so much better then the 'time ramped' controllers.
Yes, get the proportional/progressive units. They might be more expensive but once adjusted properly, they are VERY smooth. They are a MUST for towing any sort of heavy loads.