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    Payload capacity vs 310 GK

    Hey team - this post theme has been hit up before - asking a specific question - Looked at a GMC 2500 Denali - the specific sticker on the door panel said 3100# payload capacity - Would appreciate any / all opinions if this 3/4 ton would be suitable for towing a solitude 310 GK -

    I do a lot of driving for my sales job - trying to find a good tow vehicle that i could drive for work yet have a great tow vehicle. NOT wanting to have two vehicles -

    thoughts appreciated

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    Loaded pin weights can easily be 3000lbs+ on the 310.

    Add in the weight of your occupants and anything else in the truck (coolers, hitch, firewood, etc) and you will be over.

    The ride between a 3500 and 2500 is negligible, so just buy the 3500.
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    Mines 3100lbs. Combo washer/drier in walk-in closet. No gen. I’m using a MOPAR hitch at around 200 lbs. My loaded , traveling weight is a tad over 14k on the RV. I would want at least 4K CCC on the truck. I think you can find that on some of the newer 350 & 3500 SRW’s , but it’ll take some looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBISS7 View Post
    Hey team - this post theme has been hit up before - asking a specific question - Looked at a GMC 2500 Denali - the specific sticker on the door panel said 3100# payload capacity - Would appreciate any / all opinions if this 3/4 ton would be suitable for towing a solitude 310 GK -

    I do a lot of driving for my sales job - trying to find a good tow vehicle that i could drive for work yet have a great tow vehicle. NOT wanting to have two vehicles -

    thoughts appreciated
    My F350 SRW longbed 6.7L diesel has a payload capacity of 4,541 lbs., so I anticipate that being adequate to tow the 310GK-R that I have on order. Not sure that the 3/4 ton has enough payload capacity for the 310.
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    Every 3/4 ton, and 1 ton truck I have owned, with just me, a full tank of gas, my normal junk, and I am always about 200-250 lbs less payload, which means you are realistically looking at 2,850 lbs payload, before you add passengers, hitch (200-300 lbs)...etc.

    I would pick a 3500. The GMC 2500 and 3500 ride dang near the same. Same size, and usually less than a couple of thousand difference in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdjlrv View Post
    My F350 SRW longbed 6.7L diesel has a payload capacity of 4,541 lbs., so I anticipate that being adequate to tow the 310GK-R that I have on order. Not sure that the 3/4 ton has enough payload capacity for the 310.
    Greg, Is your truck a 4X4, I could only get to 3800 while looking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreddieD View Post
    Greg, Is your truck a 4X4, I could only get to 3800 while looking?
    Yes, it is a 4X4. I ordered it with the 12,400 lbs GVWR package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdjlrv View Post
    Yes, it is a 4X4. I ordered it with the 12,400 lbs GVWR package.
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    Attached tags from truck, hope this works. I have a crew cab.
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    Thank you sir!
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    As others have stated, the 310GK, when loaded, is too much trailer for a 3/4-ton truck. Ours puts 3,280 lbs. on the pin (washer/dryer, but nothing in the waste tanks and no generator - and lithium batteries which weigh half what lead-acid batteries do). By the time you consider the weight of a hitch, you and your passengers, and "stuff," the 310GK needs a minimum of a properly optioned 1-ton SRW.

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