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Old 12-12-2012, 07:22 AM   #11
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I pull my 10 foot dump trailer with my 1500 5.7 vortec. I have gone over the scales at over 18000 lbs. combined weight. I have been doing this for 6 years with no problem. I havent gone over 50 miles in one trip so i cant say how it would do on a long trip. It pulls the trailer no problem and stops with no problem.
its not ok to haul 3 times your rated weight, if anything should happen that trailer would just push you right into that parked car full of kids or right of the side of a cliff who knows. i have a CC 550 now and 18000 is the most i will tow with that because if something happens you know you have the weight in the truck to slow down and control the load. i was hauling a generator down a huge hill and the brakes on the trailer went out, and i was able to bring it down to speed through a stop sign though if any body was at the intersection they would have been toast. and my truck is rated for it.
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I have never had a problem stopping. I have had the brakes go out on the truck before and the brakes go out on the trailer before with no problems. Im going to keep doing it too. Its totally legal the way it is at least in this state. I know that because i have a dot number and have been stoped by dot and the weight are all legal.
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how could it possibly be legal to tow 18k by a truck thats rated for like 6500?
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The trucks rated for 8000 and the trailer is rated for 11000. And i said combined weight truck and trailer together. The trucks weight is 6000 empty. The trailers weight is about 3000 empty.
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the oem maximum trailer rating for your truck is 6500 if its got 4wd got 3.73'* and oem trailer package. so you can haul that trailer with 3500 in it. most hitches are only rated for 4-5k without wd hitch too.
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Well my hitch is rated for 10,000 lbs. And i have 3.43 gears and it is 4wd. The rear suspension has 8 over 1 springs the suspension is not factory on the rear. I haul 6 to 7 tons in the trailer on a normal basis. I never use over drive when its hooked up.
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I am not trying to start a competion or anything i was just telling what truck i have and what i haul with it. If you dont believe or dont like it then ok. But this is what i haul and i have been for 6 years
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Ive been doin some research online and found my answer. And it wasnt hard to find actually. 13,000 lbs with a conventional bumper pull trailer and 16,700 lbs with a fifth wheel set up. My trailer grosses out around there, but ill never see it. The max cargo is 3900 lbs. Again, ill never see that. Tires are around 3600 lbs each. So, I really dont see an issue. Perhaps winds and hills a such, but those will factor in for just about anything. Thanks fo yalls help!!
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