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I am new to this forum and the proud new owner of an 07 (NBS) Silverado with the 6.0 engine and Z71 package. My question though involves towing...I presently tow a 29' salem travel trailer with a GVWR of 7600lbs and have noticed that the truck seems to struggle with this weight. The book shows the truck capable of towing 8500lbs (3.73 gears) but I have noticed it seldom, if ever will shift into OD while travelling (70+ mph) unless I am going down a grade or very flat ground. I had really expected it to tow better than this....I traded in a 95 F250 with a very high mileage Powerstroke and am trying to be realistic about towing but have wondered if anyone else has noticed less than desireable towing?

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Well you're only 900lbs away from the max tow limit.
Is that 7600lbs the dry weight?
Once you've loaded the trailer with all your camping gear, including propane bottles, a maybe a full tank of clean water, you may be over the 8500lb tow limit.

I have heard that in the interests of maintaining desirable mpg the engines really only tow up to their limit, with not much power in reserve.
 

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Thanks for the reply....the 7600lbs is actually the fully loaded weight...I ran across the scales several years ago and it weighed ~6400lbs as I typically travel. Hence my concern with the seemingly low performance. 367 hp seemed like a good amount for towing but thusfar it has been a little bit of a let down.
 
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