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Newbie with a questions about towing

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by stocksilverado, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. stocksilverado

    stocksilverado New Member

    Hi I'm new. I have a question and I hope it does not seem stupid. I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 regular cab 2 wheel drive 4.8 V8. Ive not had it long. And I was wondering if I could tow a another stock Silverado 1500 with mine? I would use a trailer like the U-haul ones. Thanks. Again I hope this doesn't seem stupid!
  2. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site...you should not have any problem at all.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    You should be fine. If your transmission is hunting (frequent upshifting/downshifting) manually downshift a gear and maybe slow down a few MPH.
  4. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site! Good luck towing the other pickup, shouldn't be a problem.
  5. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

  6. Long_John_Silverado

    Long_John_Silverado New Member

    most definitely! those lil regular cabs have plenty of towing capacity to handle that
  7. tattooed4life

    tattooed4life Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Welcome to the site, your truck shouldn't have any problem pulling that, I went 100 miles to my uncle's shop with a 22ft car hauler and an 86' one ton on it with my 99 yukon. Made it just fine. Good luck!!
  8. L8brk

    L8brk New Member

    What is your gear ratio? My 07 NBS CC 4.8L has a 3.23 rear end and I think the max tow is around 4500# to 4600#.
  9. heavy chevy

    heavy chevy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    I think it is more like 7800 pounds You should not have a problem my 4.8 has guts and pulls very well.
  10. wayned

    wayned Rockstar 100 Posts

    4.8 3.23 gears 5200 lbs , 3.73 gears 7.200lbs.07 nnbs

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