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Safe tow amount?

I currently have an 8" lift and am running 37's w the stock 3.73 gears, so what is a safe weight that I can tow?

I know that w the lift/tires, and stock gears it will be a little less than normal/leveled ride height guys...

I ask because I tow my 21' CC boat that weighs around 6k w no problems, but am considering purchasing a 30' Travel Trailer that will be in around 10k.

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Although I've towed around 14,000 many times, I don't think I would push it with the lift and bigger tires. Should be fine, just take it easy and watch your temps.
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I'm assuming you mean a bumper pull trailer? No way you will get a 5th wheel under the lift. You bed rails have to be no higher then 54 to 58 inches for almost all 5th wheel campers, unless you flip the axles on the camper to raise it up.

Another think i would add its a realy heavy duty stinger. Something rated at 12K+ I got mine at the RV shop and its a beast. Dam thing weighs like 20 lbs pure solid steel.

You have to remember the stinger will take on a lot more abuse on a lifted truck because its longer for the drop section.

Other then that even with a lift and larger tires a bumper pull trailer will do just fine on raised trucks, its the 5th wheels that get a lot more dicey.

You may find the back of the truck squatting a lot too depending on the type of life the truck has. You may need to invest in some air ride control bags for the back of the truck. Anymore more then 3inch squat effects the front of the trucks steering.

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with an 8" lift it will be tricky. I agree on the air bags. The gearing is fine, just remember to use tow haul, the height of the truck will be allot for towing +10,000lbs.
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Thanks for the input everyone... May end up taking off the 8" lift and 37"s and going to a 2-3" lift and 35"s. Can a leveling kit or 2-3" lift fit 35"s?

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I have a 350 which sits a bit higher already and i got a 2inch leveling kit. I run tires equal to a 35inch. Check my pics =)

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2inch Level kit
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Diamond Eye 5inch exhaust straight pipe
HID headlights, and Fog lights
EGR delete <planned next>
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