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post #1 of 17 Old 09-11-2012, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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From what I've read.... my truck (7.3 Auto 4x4 CCLB 350 SW 4.10 gears) Can only tow 20,000lbs.... my question is... how many of you have towed weighing more then that?

I'm going to probably be towing 2 jeeps (probably about 11k to 12k) with a triple axle gooseneck (about 7k) for a grand total of about 24,000 lbs GCVW. And I was wondering if I should be worried about really doing some serious damage to my truck. I'll be towing in stock tune and taking it really easy. No rush. Will be towing from Salt Lake City to Lake Tahoe.

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People around here (and of course, the rest of the country) tow 20-30k of hay all the time. It will do it, but it's gonna be a nice slow trip
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The person I'm borrowing the trailer from uses it to tow his 2 heeps all the time and he has a 2k 7.3 auto SW 4.10 gears CCSB. I personally am not too worried about it struggling too much but was more curious to see what ya'll have to say about it.

I know on my other forum one of our members towed 50,000 lbs GCVW of hay 150 miles with no issues... except for it being a really slow ride

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It will pull it, there's not doubt... its not gonna be a rocket though either.
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It will pull it. Leave room for stopping.

Also dont get pulled over. Fines not cheap

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yea the 7.3 may not be the fastest diesel on the road but the will pull as much weight as you can find. my dad pulled a loaded grain semi with a 2000 7.3 zf6

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I've crossed the scales at the scrap yard at about 24K lbs... truck and trailer was about 12K, load at about the same... stopping was scary, front wheels wanted to lock up.

However, this was with a bumper pull trailer, not goose neck. The fact that you are using a goose neck will help alot, so the same weight will handle better in your case.

The basics apply, use common sense, allow room for stopping, make sure your trailer brakes work good, adjust your mirrors, be aware of your surroundings, etc.

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Two jeeps weigh 11 to 12k?
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Two jeeps weigh 11 to 12k?
Just a rough guesstiment.

Fully loaded (gear and fuel) and the fact they are built up. (lots of re-enforcement's, tires, suspension, etc...)

Sadly the plan fell through... but now we are going to do a "by invitation only" trail here in Utah called 'Hanging Tree Trail'. About 2 hours south east of SLC.

I'll be pulling roughly the same weight but instead of two heeps, I'll be pulling my Bronco II and my friends Rubicon.

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Just a rough guesstiment.

Fully loaded (gear and fuel) and the fact they are built up. (lots of re-enforcement's, tires, suspension, etc...)

Sadly the plan fell through... but now we are going to do a "by invitation only" trail here in Utah called 'Hanging Tree Trail'. About 2 hours south east of SLC.

I'll be pulling roughly the same weight but instead of two heeps, I'll be pulling my Bronco II and my friends Rubicon.

Travis
I don't know thats why I was asking. That seems kind of heavy for two jeeps but i guess they could weight that much.
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