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Old 08-15-2019, 06:19 AM
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any one pull a 353 with a 2018 1/2 ton chevy with a 5.3 6 speed trans and 3.73 gears

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any one pull a 353 with a 1/2 tone chevy with a 5.3 6 speed trans and 3.73 gears
Total flat roads it will move it but then you have to stop it. If you have any hills to tend with youíll never move it. Boat and trailer at minimum youíre 13000lbs. We tow ours with a 1 ton GMC Denali with 6.6 Duramax Diesel and Allison trans and donít even know itís behind us.
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Not even close.
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Very short distances maybe. If you have any kind of hills and plan to go over 20 miles I would strongly urge you to look for a larger tow rig. Not to mention getting it out of the water.
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Bad Monkey says 13,000 lbs, whats your truck rated at? That will give you a good indicator.
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Originally Posted by dennis r View Post
any one pull a 353 with a 1/2 tone chevy with a 5.3 6 speed trans and 3.73 gears
thats a good tow vehicle upto 10,ooo lbs if the tonge weight is correct and the trailer brakes are good . For safety sake i wouldnt tow the 353 far or at highway speeds with it. The power of the gen 4 5.3 with a 3.73: 1 g80 limited slip will have no problem launching or pulling up the ramp in 4x4. Get a 2500 hd 4x4. They can do it no prob
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Hey Dennis, regardless of your truck’s tow rating, the load on your rear axle may exceed its limit which will create an unsafe condition. As an example I weighed my 35 Fountain (near empty gas tanks) on a steel Myco trailer attached to an Avalanche 2500. The trailer axles weighed 10,400 lbs and the rear axle on the truck came in at 4,900 lbs. I estimate an additional 1,000 lbs with full gas tanks distributed between the trailer (900 lbs) and rear truck axle (100 lbs). My truck’s rear axle is rated around 5,500 lbs. I believe you will need a 3/4 ton with the proper tow set up. Good luck in your search.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:05 PM
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I have no issues with a 2016 and now a 2019 Ram Rebel - 12500 tow pkg and air ride and dist hitch. Great brakes, trailer is running elec over hydraulic. I beam trailer.

Need to factor in the new 1500's are more capable than the 2000's 2500's and probably the 90's 3500 SRW. Those older trucks did have beefier axles for sure, but 1/4 tons have evolved. I'll take my 1500 pulling 12000 vs a 3500 pulling its max rating of 38500 any day .

May want something bigger for mountain driving, in my opinion it depends on how frequent and long your trips are. Not a fan of the of the hit to the comfort of daily driving anything larger.

Back in 1998 we may have needed a 3500 to pull a 353 around town.

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And then you have an Emergency stop situation. And then you have a major lawsuit. and then you are cleaning the blood from your body.
But hey- Go for it. Hell a Toyota can tow the Space Shuttle
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