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Towing with my 2001,S-10,2.2

Hit there I hope someone can help with my questions, I have a chevy 2001 S-10 and i would like to tow a airstream trailer the I was told gross wieght is 3000lbs fully loaded with gear close 4000lbs (but I'm gutting before I tow is so I'm assuming somewhere in the 2500lbs range. Ok so my question is can this truck handle pulling this. The tralier has a hitch that has a sway control mount ( they are the bars that mount next to hitch then the trailer not sure if I'm explaining it right) Oh and if so is there a two package that I can mount on this.Thanks for your time
the truck has a 5speed manual if that helps

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  • samster39 May 11, 2010

    first off, does the pick up have an actual hitch, or your talking about the one you can hook to your bumper, cause the one on the bumper is 1500lbs max, and what kind of distance are we talking about??? But personnally I wouldn't do it, on the highway you'd probably keep it in 3rd gear it will force the engine quite a bit and cost an arm and leg in gas, with a 4.3l I would of ventured...

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what is the mileage on the truck... motor size ... air shocks on the rear are about all i can think of adding to keep your vehicle level... i'm sure others will have ideas as well.



    Robert

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U can use a reese freme mounted hitch with spring mounted load levelers DO NOT use the bumper too heavy, rip it off .but the down side is the repairs u will make th the brakes, clutch & trans aren't worth it, very expensive a smallet trailer or a bigger truck is what u need

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