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tow rating

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 78K20, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. 78K20

    78K20 Member
    from WV
    Messages: 49

    I was wondering what the tow rating is for a 79 K20 with a 350 and a TH400? Thanks
     
  2. 75gmck25

    75gmck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I have the owner's manual for my '75 K25 and it does not list a specific tow rating like they do on the newer trucks. I have the 8400 GVW camper special package and heavy duty front springs and stabilizer bar, but have never seen any gudelines how this affects my towing capability.

    If you mount a class III or IV frame hitch, you should be good to 5000 lbs without any problems. I think the weak point may be the truck's brakes, so I would want electric trailer brakes if I towed more than about 4000 lbs.

    Bruce