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Time to show off your Trail Boss towing in this thread. Be sure to include hitch weight and total weight of the trailer.

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I gotta get some better pics...but hooked up the boat to my new Double Cab TB this weekend...... Went from a 13 F150 FX4 ecoboost with 2" level front/rear and Nitto Ridge Grapplers to the 5.3 Custom TB..... Suspension and brakes handled the boat FAR better than the F150 with similar suspension setup. Brakes were a very noticeable upgrade over the f150. Power wise the 5.3 was sufficient but the Ecoboost had soooo much more to offer. Boat loaded with trailer is just shy of 8k lbs. Overall I'm very happy with the TB. The ecoboost was a great truck, but that is such a complicated engine as mileage was increasing I was getting more and more worried about costly repairs. I had an 07 Tahoe with 5.3 with 187,000 miles without a single issue.

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Will post some better pictures next time i'm out.

-Tyler
 

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Not sure of the exact tounge weight but my 2020 5.3 Trail Boss drags my 18ft G3 around the country like it's hardly even there. And with the stellar low range 4wd and Duratracs, I really don't even need a legit boat ramp to launch it. ??
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Not a great photo. Taking the ATVs for maintenance.
 

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Some days I haul horse manure for the garden, pulling a cargo trailer or my boat.
 

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Had to help a buddy move today.
 

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Took a nice trip. Pulled great in the winds and through the mountains. Plenty of power to pass if needed and very steady on a steep grade 6% sea level to 5400 ft and handled well on the way down. Best mileage was about 10-12 at 65. Got 4-6 on the steep parts but expected that!
 

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Took a nice trip. Pulled great in the winds and through the mountains. Plenty of power to pass if needed and very steady on a steep grade 6% sea level to 5400 ft and handled well on the way down. Best mileage was about 10-12 at 65. Got 4-6 on the steep parts but expected that!
Hell yeah! Just out of curiosity, did you check out transmission temperature going up the hills?
 

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Hell yeah! Just out of curiosity, did you check out transmission temperature going up the hills?
For sure! We had it up on the screen and monitored that, engine temp, and oil pressure. I set the cruise control at 49 on the steep side and it was about 180-200. Crept above 200 when I had to accelerate but not high. On the lower grade side of the mountain it was CC at 60 and 200 on the trans and no issues.
 

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oh damn, that’s not bad at all. A lot better than my brother 2018 GMC reaching 240 while pulling a trailer. He ended up getting a Ford after dealing with those issues😔.
 

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oh damn, that’s not bad at all. A lot better than my brother 2018 GMC reaching 240 while pulling a trailer. He ended up getting a Ford after dealing with those issues😔.
I saw it creep up when I started the climb back over the mountains and backed off on the speed. In Texas I had CC set at 74 up the hills on the 20 and handled like a champ. Gas MPG sucked, but had the power.
 

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I saw it creep up when I started the climb back over the mountains and backed off on the speed. In Texas I had CC set at 74 up the hills on the 20 and handled like a champ. Gas MPG sucked, but had the power.
That’s not so bad going up a mountain. My brother had issues on flat ground driving lol. But this was during the famous vibrating series of vehicles
 

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That’s not so bad going up a mountain. My brother had issues on flat ground driving lol. But this was during the famous vibrating series of vehicles
I’m sorry to hear about that series of trucks! New to the Chevy family so this one is definitely making me a fan! I would have switched to something else too if I had over temp on flat ground, lol.
 

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