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Thread: K5 Towing capacity

  1. #41
    I'm pretty sure trailer sway was also an issue with that kind of a tow. SWB K5 with a 30 foot trailer is just too much in between axles and a heavy tongue weight, even with an empty trailer. You need the extra length of a lwb truck to help control any motion generated in the pivot area.

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    Yeah it was not fun. It was empty thankfully but it was all over the place. Wont make that mistake again

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    Yeah it was not fun. It was empty thankfully but it was all over the place. Wont make that mistake again.

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    Put a WDH on there with correct rated bars and should be OK. Towed the camper the other week (this time using he 10k bars) and was nice and level and felt pretty comfortable.
    '88 K5 w/ 4" Rancho lift (springs/blocks) RS5000s, & 33x12.50 BFG A/Ts
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    '74 VW Superbeetle


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