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  • What size horse trailer can be pull with 06 Chevy2500hd 6.0 v8

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    05-18-2014, 04:10 PM
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Foal
Can my truck pull this??

Hi everyone :) I am getting a new horse trailer and I want to know if my truck would be able to pull it. I have a 2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.6L V-8 diesel. The new trailer we are getting is a three horse trailer with a 10ft short wall and a full aluminum body. Would we have any trouble pulling this?
     
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    05-18-2014, 04:44 PM
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Green Broke
Sounds like it would probably be fine, but to be sure you need to check your truck's towing capacity, the trailer's weight, and if the trailer is a gooseneck, you should also check the truck's payload capacity.
     
    05-18-2014, 09:07 PM
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Green Broke
Also one of the most important thing that seems overlooked... your braking power .
ReinerRider and Mochachino like this.
     
    05-18-2014, 09:52 PM
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Weanling
2500 HD with Duramax 6.6L TD
12,000 / 5443 with ball hitch and 3.73 axle 16,000 / 7258 with 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch and 3.73 axle

Specs: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab - Tech Specs - Truck Trend All Pages

Recommendation for air springs:
Pulling Fifth Wheel at Max towing capacity? - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
     
    05-18-2014, 10:01 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cloudlover    
... The new trailer we are getting is a three horse trailer with a 10ft short wall and a full aluminum body. Would we have any trouble pulling this?
I don't know what "short wall" means without looking it up. If this is a bumper pull, be sure to check the specs of the factory hitch, because the factory hitch was not rated for much on the 2006-2007 Classic. I didn't follow the later trucks.
     
    05-19-2014, 11:31 AM
  #6
Weanling
Just because I make note of weird things like this and try to spot trends in vehicles, here's a weird electrical fire in a 2008. Right front wheel and it did a lot of damage.
Fire right front wheel well area. Need help, no emergency - Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums
     
    05-20-2014, 01:51 PM
  #7
Foal
Just remember when pulling the trailer that you keep your transmission cool. I believe that truck has an allison trans and those are awesome. Trust me.
     
    05-24-2014, 07:34 AM
  #8
Foal
I think you will be fine, I have a 2007 F250 Turbo Diesel V8 6.0 , I'm pulling a a new three horse trailer with a 8ft short wall and a full aluminum body.
We just came from a week trip in the mountains, and the truck had never problems with pulling our trailer.



     
    06-02-2014, 11:18 AM
  #9
Weanling
You shouldn't have any problem pulling it with your truck. I also have a 06 F250 6.0 diesel and even fully loaded. I don't even know the trailer is back there.. it's a 3h with 8ft LQ. Enjoy your rig!!!
     

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