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post #1 of 4 Old 11-15-2011, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Towing question

Hi all,

I have some towing questions that I want to ask to avoid some issues. I plan on towing a 2006 F250 crew cab, long bed, 6.0 1,500 miles. It will fit on the car trailer I have but there is no room to move it forward or backwards to adjust tongue weight.

This is not a 5th wheel trailer. So with that heavy front end of the truck all the way up front of the trailer I would think there would be excessive tongue weight. Checking the specs says about 4600lbs of the trucks total weight is on the front axle. If I back the truck up on the trailer the trucks will hit each other if I turn.

Also my truck is lifted with a big drop hitch that is rated 6000lbs, 600lb tongue weight.

Is this a recipe for disaster or can I pull it off?
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I'd say everything is safe except for your hitch... i dunno bout that. But I've hauled mine on a car trailer on a bumper no problem.. barely fit thats for sure lol
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Really aren't most hitches rated at 6000lbs? My receiver is bolted to my frame and not on the bumper. Are you concerned about the rating of the drop hitch or because that its longer and might be stress be the forward and backward leverage on it? Honestly I'll be a bit over loaded. I have 4 new trailer tires on it...their combined max load 7600lbs. Trailer weighs 1600lbs so I have a max payload of 6000lbs. The truck weighs like 7600lbs. I plan to help lighten the load by removing the dual batteries, spare tire, draining the fuel and removing anything else I can. Including storing the heavy car ramps in the bed of my truck.

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So would 750-800lbs of tongue weight on a drop hitch that's rated for 600lbs be a problem?
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