4.8 towing capacity, soon to buy vehicle HELP

Asked by Jul 11, 2011 at 05:53 PM about the 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

About to buy tomorrow July 12,2011 2011 Sierra 1500 WT 4.8 V8, towing package, tranny cooler, III Hitch, HD radiator, 3.23 rearend. Crew cab. I need to be able to tow 4500 lbs. in the mountains.
Any thoughts would be very much appreciated. What worrries do I have. Is this a good match for the load etc. HELP HELP,
Thanks to who respond.

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the 4.8 is adequate to tow what you are towing- make sure you engage the tow haul mode so the transmission does not try to go into overdrive unless it is safe. it is rated for 4600 lbs.- if you plan to load up a lot of gear, move up to the 5.3 v-8 with the 6sp. auto trans.

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