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Old 03-09-2012, 09:16 PM
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Sorry for the late response. The TT has a dry weight of 6800 pounds. The picture is not loaded but I did have it pretty loaded with bikes, camping gear, Family of 5, etc. last weekend and had very little sag which suprised me actually. I do have a weight distribution hitch and sway bars but other then that just stock. I had the factory 3.21 rear end and swaped out to a 3.92 w/ limited slip because I knew I was getting the trailer. I am going to Arizona next month and I guess that will be a pretty good test of power,ride, etc. What do you think would be signs that I may need to get mods to my suspension? Any suggestions would be appreciated......Thanks again.....
Your truck isn't rated to tow that trailer, your truck is only rated to tow 5700 lbs, according to this. Changing out the ring and pinion made your truck more capable, but it's still only rated for 5700 lbs. You may run into trouble with the law.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:21 PM
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The tow ratings changed in 2010, despite no hardware changes. The '09s got screwed.
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Your truck isn't rated to tow that trailer, your truck is only rated to tow 5700 lbs, according to this. Changing out the ring and pinion made your truck more capable, but it's still only rated for 5700 lbs. You may run into trouble with the law.
Not sure where you read that number, I read 7200 lbs according to what you listed there.
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Not sure where you read that number, I read 7200 lbs according to what you listed there.
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OP stated he had the dealer upgrade him to a 3.92 gearset.
That doesn't matter. The GCWR, which is determined at the time of manufacture, and is what limits the max tow rating, was based on the original 3.21 gears.
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I should clarify. The GCWR isn't in and of itself a legally binding number, the way GVWR is. It's just a manufacturers recommendation. Some states base the legal tow rating on the GCWR, and some don't. Insurance companies pay attention to the GCWR too. If you're exceeding your GCWR, and you get into an accident, good luck.
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I would say your good to go, truck is capable of it and especially with a weight distribution hitch. I also installed airbags and recently put some bump stop extenders to help the sag, they work pretty nice but the ride is a lil stiffer empty. I've got 4.56 on mine with 35" tires and the gear change was the best thing i did, now i can pull that trailer without downshifting or struggling.

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