I've got a K1500, short cab, long bed, with a 4.3L engine. The truck has
33x12.5 tires on it, and I've replaced the old 3.08 gears with 4.10's.
Can anyone shed some light on what sort of towing I might be able to do with
this truck? I'm mostly just curious, but...
For instance, The boat my dad is looking at is about 6500lbs or so. As soon
as my parents move into their new house, they'll be less than 5 miles away
from the launch ramp of the nearest reservoir. I know 6500lbs is pushing
it, but how about for such a short distance? 4lo is of course an option for
pulling the boat back up the ramp.
My S10 blazer is rated at 5000lbs, but I thought that was limited mostly by
the suspension, bearings, and frame.
How is towing capacity determined? Could I make it 20 miles to the next
My father will of course have a sufficient tow vehicle (he's thinking K2500
or F250), that I'm sure I'll be jealous of.