Hi everybody, been lurking here for a while now, reasearching the truck I now own. Thanks for all the great info! Had an 08 GMC ext cab 5.3. Wanted a crew cab and something that could potentially tow a moderately sized 5th in the future. Came down to a 6 liter 2500HD or the Eco HD and I think I made the right choice for occasional towing. Have a 7500lb TT right now and what a big difference towing compared to the GMC. That topic could easily fill a separate post.
On to the topic... since we may upgrade to a 5th, I wanted to know what sort of pin weight the truck would handle without looking goofy and not require bags or springs. After an afternoon of gathering 2500lbs of weight and extensive use of the "man step", here are the results. Would have been much easier if I had to haul a load of bag mix concrete or shingles but was stuck with scrap steel, batteries, tool boxes and lots of water.
I'm sure the SD and HD guys might get a chuckle but I hope this will help those interested in the HD payload option.