Do I have enough truck to pull a 5th wheel trailer?

Asked by Jun 16, 2017 at 10:17 AM about the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Ext. Cab 4WD

Question type: General

I have a GMC Sierra 1500.  Some specs I have are: 5.3L V8 SFI, w/6
speed auto transmission (w/ cooling system), 4WD Ext cab and standard
box.   It also has the heavy duty trailering package (code K5L and Z82),
engine oil cooler and high performance suspension package.  I am really
confused by what I have seen on the web. I have seen ratings from 6000 to
11000 pounds.  Is this enough truck to pull a 5th wheel trailer with a dry
weight of 8600 pounds.  Thank you so much for any help.

4 Answers

no

68,995

To be honest,your truck towing capacity is only 5500 and tops out at 6500,sure the truck will pull it but would be damaging to the drive train,

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111,105

No, Don't do it !

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80,045

Get a 3/4 ton truck for that load.

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