Anyone towing over #8500 pounds

Anyone towing over #8500 pounds

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    Anyone towing over #8500 pounds

    Purchasing a 2019 Lariat, 4 x 4, 3.5 Ecoboost, off road pkg, with Max Tow that supposedly can tow over 11,000 pounds. Is anyone towing heavy? Can the Ecoboost comfortable handle 9000 pounds in the Sierra? thanks
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    Did someone say....lol
    I tow a 2018 Keystone Outback 38' 9k dry bumper pull. My 2014 pulls it beautifully. Yes the truck gets hot from time to time on long 6-7% grade pulls in 108°++°Arizona heat traveling up in altitude.
    Every truck handles different and we all have a plethora of performance upgrades we believe will help while towing.
    Bottom line is it is great all around-even stock.... towing performance truck!

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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
    Need more numbers/information than this. Payload, curb weight, GVWR, GCVWR, GVWR of the trailer (or actual scaled weight), tongue weight, cargo, all of these are considerations.

    I would bet my 2.7 could handle 9000 lbs in the sierra. Could I do it safely and within the limits, not a chance. Doesn't mean it couldn't comfortably handle it though.

    If you don't have whatever you plan on towing yet, I would seriously look into these weight considerations first before you buy the truck. You may find after buying the truck that your trailer/5th wheel/whatever is too big to be safely towed despite being under this "over 11000 pounds" capacity.

    Just my .02 cents though. The truck you are buying may be well within the limits and be totally fine, just depends on the numbers thats all.
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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
    lariat+fx4= no payload. You will very likely be over payload of the truck, you are looking at 850-1100lb of tongue weight before people and other stuff, what's the yellow sticker on the drivers side door frame say?

    What is 8500lb? is that the dry weight of the camper or the gross?

    My camper is 8-9k loaded, its big and you definitely know its there. If you intend to pull at 80 mph+ like some people insist on I would consider a bigger truck.
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    If you have modifications you should list them in your sig. Especially for the noobs.
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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
    All day long. My trailer is about 8500lbs I have the same truck from 2017. I've already towed about 10,000 miles. It's great. I love in Fresno and go all over the mountains and it to the coast. Had it on a 2 week trip to Yellowstone and back. Tows great. I agree with Duck 9191 my fX4 Lariat has a cargo cap of like 1600lbs. Be careful with the weight and keep your speed right.

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    The TT is 65oo lbs dry, 7300 lbs with water and propane, I figure another 800 to 1000 pounds of miscellaneous. so around 8500 pounds total. the tongue weight is about 850 lbs. 300 lbs passengers and 400 pounds of misc stuff in the bed so 1550 lbs of stuff in the truck plus several hundred pounds of factory add ons, maybe 1700 to 1800 pounds . The truck is brochure rated at 2150 pounds. Since I haven't received it yet actuals are unknown.

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    My guess is you’ll get pretty dang hot going up the sherwin grade in the summer. Downshift and rev that sucker out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyflotr View Post
    The TT is 65oo lbs dry, 7300 lbs with water and propane, I figure another 800 to 1000 pounds of miscellaneous. so around 8500 pounds total. the tongue weight is about 850 lbs. 300 lbs passengers and 400 pounds of misc stuff in the bed so 1550 lbs of stuff in the truck plus several hundred pounds of factory add ons, maybe 1700 to 1800 pounds . The truck is brochure rated at 2150 pounds. Since I haven't received it yet actuals are unknown.
    My camper is 6900 dry 9600 gross with a dry tw of 950 and 34' over all. My xlt 302a has 1850-1900lb of payload, Lariat and fx4 will probably be around 1600ish. The '19 do seem to have a bit more payload but not a ton. The 2150 is the chassis configurations max payload before options and trim packages.

    It's should tow fine, you maybe over payload though. It will have plenty of power butit will run warm but it shouldn't be an issue unless you try to fly up grades.
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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
    What part of the Sierras?

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