6" Rcd lift affect towing?

Asked by Jun 03, 2013 at 02:25 AM about the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Crew Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

will 2007 chev crew 4x4 duramax with 6" lift added adversely affect tow handling of 10,000 lb toyhauler?

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You will of course have to drop your hitch to the same amount as you lift the Silverado, I really don't know that a lift of 6" on your Silverado would effect the tow handling, personally if it were mine I would not lift it. I would feel safer with a lower center of gravity on my tow vehicle with such a heavy trailer. 5 tons is a lot of trailer. especially on a hitch, as opposed to a 5th wheel, and you might consider going to a pintle hitch instead of a ball. They are stronger. The very highest rated ball is a 2 5/16" ball and a 1 1/4" shank, and they are 10000 maximum. Your are really pushing the limits towing 5 tons with a ball. Now please forgive me if you already use a pintle, I just felt I should point that out and I was not thinking 5th wheel at all with a Silverado.

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This is rated for 16,000. Gross. And you can put more weight on the tongue if you want to

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