towing

Discussion in 'Hitches & Towing Questions' started by roystoys, May 14, 2011.

  1. roystoys

    roystoys New Member

    IVE JUST PURCHESED A 1999 THOR 5TH WHEEL RV THAT DRY WEIGHT IS 12,700 I WAS PULLING A 26 FT MUCH LIGHTER IM GOING TO TRY AND PULL THE 12.700 POUND BEAST WITH MY 1989 1 TON CHEVY DULLY IT ONLY HAS THE 350 ENGINE IN IT WILL THIS TRUCK DO THE JOB ARE SHOULD I BE THINKING A NOTHER TRUCK SOON ANY 1 KNOW WHAT THE PULLING WEIGHT FOR THIS TRUCK CAN HANDLE, ANY HINTS ? BAD IDEAL OR WORST . THANKS IM NEW TO THIS FORUM SO DONT BEAT ON ME TO MUCH
     
  2. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    Re: towing



    Should be ok if you can afford the gas. Are the engine and tranny in pretty good shape?

    Also welcome to the forum. :approve:
     
  3. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: towing

    I am going to say that it sounds like a big load for a 350 engine. Back then, those engines were not the powerplant the newer 5.7 is. The truck has the suspension, so that should not be the issue. Sure, the truck will tow it, you will just have to try it and see if your happy with the performance.

    One thing, most of us around here consider all caps yelling. Welcome to the forum, but please turn off the caps.
     

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