My husband and I justed purchased a 28BHS, our first venture with a travel trailer. The dealer assured us our Silverado 1500 would do fine as a tow vehicle because he stated the Outback is made specifically for 1/2 ton pickup towing. After just taking a short trip where we encountered a steep grade going and coming, the engine in the truck sounded as if it was on it's last leg, really working for us. We have made arrangements for a long trip later which will take us from TN to NM and now we are leary about whether the transmission will make it. Has anyone had problems with towing a 28 footer with a standard Chev 1500? My husband wants to jump into a 3/4 ton but being the cheapskate I am, I don't want to make any rash decisions. Our 1/2 ton is only 2 years old and has less than 30,000 miles. Would it make more sense to "beef" it up rather than sell it off?