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07-16-2013, 05:46 PM #11
I would like to know if I decide to tow 9600lbs with my truck, will the hitch included in the factory towing package suffice or do I need a better hitch/cooler?
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07-16-2013, 06:02 PM #12
been wondering about this myself a bit, planning on getting a 7x14 tandem v-nose trailer for moving back home with next spring, and Im wondering what my hitch is rated for. something to ask the next time im at the dealer maybe.
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07-17-2013, 10:16 AM #13
I checked my RPO sticker in the glove box and my 2013 has the "Heavy Duty Trailering Package".
Can I assume that the truck is "properly equipped" to tow 9600lbs like the owners manual states with no modification?
Looking on the Wikipedia I found the following values:
Class I —up to 2,000 pounds (910 kg) — light loads
Class II —up to 3,500 pounds (1,600 kg) — light loads
Class III —up to 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) — larger loads (campers, boats, etc.)
Class IV —up to 10,000 pounds (4,500 kg) — larger loads (campers, boats, etc.)
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07-17-2013, 07:17 PM #14
A Class III and a Class IV hitch receiver platform will look exactly the same, because they are. It is class 4 when a weight distribution hitch is used, it is a Class3 without the wd.
The K5L package on the Avalanche/Tahoe/Sub trucks provides a 3.42 rear axle, a tranny cooler and an engine oil cooler, it also provides the 2 speed t-case in the 4x4 trucks.
The K5L does not include the hitch receiver platform (you can have the receiver and not have K5L.
K5L also does not include the electric trailer brake controller, RPO = JL1Ray
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07-18-2013, 10:19 AM #15
That's been a point of wonderment for me, the dealer orders my truck, it has an MSRP of $43,985, but they failed to order it with the following items.
Sunroof - $895
Trailer brake controller - $230
Sliding rear window - $250
The sunroof can be put in aftermarket, a brake controller as well, but the sliding rear window would be a different story.
07-18-2013, 03:55 PM #16
07-19-2013, 11:13 AM #17
I do have the K5L package. im gonna chat with a tech at the dealer when i go in for my next oil change. see what i need to get for the trailer i plan on getting.
07-19-2013, 02:16 PM #18
Go to Chevy online
It wasn't really bad, wasn't a sever issue or anything like that, I was just being cautious is all while traveling with my family in the truck with me when towing through the NC mountains. More to consider when towing than just max cap, etc etc etc.
Feel free to message me if you have any more questions and want to discuss more detail.
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