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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:11 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:31 pm
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OR Year: 2018
OR Model: 374BHS
Member ID: ORF-13483
Gosh I have never been so confused with all the information out there. I really do need some advise on what I can tow with my truck. The 371mbh has hitch weight of 2500 lbs and dry weight of 12,500 lbs. I have air bags installed and GMC reports that the max fifth wheel towing is 13,500 lbs with max cargo of 2513 lbs.

Am I way out to lunch thinking the 2017 2500hd duramax diesel can tow the 37mbh ?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:42 pm 

Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:07 pm
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Location: Western Montana
OR Year: 2017
OR Model: 2017 315BHS
Member ID: ORF-14634
In order to better assist you, could you provide your EXACT tow rig configuration/setup? Also include modifications you have made to the vehicle (tires, lift, etc). Thanks.

auto or manual
extended cab or quab cab
long bed or short bed
5th wheel hitch make and model
type of airbags; manual or auto - oem installed or aftermarket

Brian - Bitterroot Valley of Montana
2010 Ram 2500HD, 4x4, Quadcab, Long box Hemi 5.7L SLT
>>B&W Gosseneck Turnover Ball 30k GTW / 7500 TW
>>Convert-A-Ball" 5th Wheel to Gooseneck Adapter 20k GTW
2017 Open Range Light LF315BHS

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:10 pm 
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Location: Howard County,MD
OR Year: 2012
OR Model: 399BHS
Member ID: ORF-0621
The GVW of the 371 is 16470 Just the dry pin weight 2500 is equal to the cargo capacity of your truck 2513. In short the unloaded trailer exceeds the cargo rating of your truck. You still need to add passenger weight, cargo weight in the truck and cargo weight in the trailer.
You will exceed your ratings

07 Duramax w/hips
TPMS,BD3,Kbee Xbrake,Bedsaver,HughesAutoformer
Arvika rack,BakFlip,5500 Onan,RVLock,RVsafepower
RV760,PIsurge,GSR Steps,Titan Disc,Sailun
14'Porta Bote w/8.0hp,Splendide,RVLock

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:26 pm 
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Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:46 pm
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Location: Chesapeake, VA
OR Year: 2015
OR Model: 376FBH
Member ID: ORF-6549
In my opinion, a 3/4 ton is not enough truck to tow the 371. As Lantley stated, the trailer itself, unloaded will exceed your trucks cargo rating. Keep in mind that the dry weight of the trailer does not include full propane tanks, batteries, ect. Once you add camping gear and whatnot to the trailer you will most likely be well over 13k

Jordan & Jennifer
2015 Mesa Ridge 376FBH
2017 F350 Lariat Crew Cab, 4x4 6.7L PSD, dually

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