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    Hi, I'm specifically concerned with towing East out of Georgetown (steep and windy, 35 -40 mph) and the slower non highway paved roads. Going up I 80 over Donner pass probably won't be as challenging for the tow. thanks

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    Tranny hot or engine? So consider aftermarket cooling assist?

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    To answer your question ...yes we tow a 5er over 8500#'s. BUT!...we're towing with an HD Ecoboost with a payload capacity of 2172#.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyflotr View Post
    Tranny hot or engine? So consider aftermarket cooling assist?
    You shouldn't need it. I don't anyway. The only time I had any issue was coming in the back side of Yosemite on 120 from Lee Vining. I told my service writer about it when I was in for service and I ended up with a new radiator. They found it was partially clogged. Biggest concern I have is it being so light and carrying so much. That said mine tows great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyflotr View Post
    Purchasing a 2019 Lariat, 4 x 4, 3.5 Ecoboost, off road pkg, with Mac Tow that supposedly can tow over 11,000 pounds. Is anyone towing heavy? Can the Ecoboost comfortable handle 9000 pounds in the Sierra? thanks
    I have a 2018 XLT 302A pkg 4x4 Max Tow 3.5L Supercab. It is supposed to be rated to tow 11,800 lbs. My “yellow” sticker on the door is 1774 lbs. That 1774 is not hard to reach by the time you add tongue weight, passengers, and gear in the bed. You really need to look at a similar truck, get the info off the door sticker, then get trailer info and run the numbers. There are many websites that you can go to and run those numbers. I would do that before buying anything. The only way I could tow 11,800 lbs and stay within my ratings is if I am the only person in the truck with no gear. You will be surprised at how far away from 11,000 you will be after running the numbers.
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    thank you. The data/specs available are so inconclusive and misleading its hard to know what is real.

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    The only thing that is "real" is your own towing experience and towing performance expectations and what works for you...

    All the numbers are just base line things to consider, NOT absolute figures that will determine if you can or can't tow something..

    In the end, what I have figured out after some 40 years of towing stuff is that don't think the "tow rating" of said truck is going to comfortably tow the "dry weight" of said trailer if those two figures are anywhere close to each other...

    I've towed overweight even before anyone knew what 'tow ratings' and 'payload' was.. Didn't like it too much.. But, got thru it because.. Well, what else can you do when your boss tells you to take this load here and bring back this load?

    Now that I'm older and not depending on towing something for a paycheck, I choose to tow what is comfortable for me and that's in my sig...

    Works for me, and I know I can tow more and would do so, but right now, this is what works for me right now.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Comfort View Post
    I have a 2018 XLT 302A pkg 4x4 Max Tow 3.5L Supercab. It is supposed to be rated to tow 11,800 lbs. My “yellow” sticker on the door is 1774 lbs. That 1774 is not hard to reach by the time you add tongue weight, passengers, and gear in the bed. You really need to look at a similar truck, get the info off the door sticker, then get trailer info and run the numbers. There are many websites that you can go to and run those numbers. I would do that before buying anything. The only way I could tow 11,800 lbs and stay within my ratings is if I am the only person in the truck with no gear. You will be surprised at how far away from 11,000 you will be after running the numbers.
    A couple of key numbers I left off. GVWR 7050#. GCWR 17100#

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    That 7700# GVWR and 1920# payload are serious numbers. Dont think you can even spec one out like that anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Comfort View Post
    That 7700# GVWR and 1920# payload are serious numbers. Dont think you can even spec one out like that anymore.
    You can definitely get far bigger Payload with a "spec-d" build.

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