can a silverado 4.3 engine pull a 18" fifth wheel trailer

Asked by Apr 04, 2010 at 12:05 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Long Bed 2WD

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I have a 04 silverado with a 4.3 engine and I would like to purchase a fifthwheel trailer.  Can this truck pull a trailer that is 18 to 20 " long?

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I have a 2009 silverado 1500 crew cab 2 wheel drive and I'd like to know if my huckabuck can handle a fifth wheel

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Nope . Reason being, the 6 cyl just doesn't have enough power to pull that baby. If you had a 2500 HD or 3500 HD whether Diesel / Gas with 4x4 and either a 1/2 ton , 3/4 or a 1 ton chassis ... then you could pull it off because the power and torque is there. 4.3 L is a pepy engine, but with a fifth wheel attached.... a lot of stress will go to the engine, tranny, and rear end.....

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I didn't know they made trailers 18 to 20 inches (") long?

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I have a 2009 chevy Silverado work truck 4.3 liter loseing power and shifting hard almost at every stop some times it's mild and sometimes severe

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