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Old 04-05-2009, 08:33 PM
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Question Weight issue?

I'm looking at a fiver.Here is the question can i pull it safely? Ive got a 2002 7.3 crew cab(...4 door..?)umm exh intake have gauges and a edge chip(not in use) and about to get a tw chip. ok there is my truck ive got load range E toyo open country a/t tires... and stock every thing else.. so heres the stats on the fiver.
GVWR= 14500
Gross Dry weight= 11720
Cargo capacity=2780
Hitch dry weight=2467
Is this too much for my truck to handle i have a friend that has one just a little smaller by about 5 feet and he pulls his with his 1500.

Well theres the BIG question can i do it safely and i also am looking at airbags...
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you should be good. the engine will handle it and the suspension will too. unless it changed between 2000 and 2002, the gvwr on the truck should be 11200. so you should be good. you can weight it on a scale just to be sure.
gauges, exhaust, and intake are a great start. what kind of intake is it
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DIY all the way
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awesome. that's what i did too.
we pull a ~8000 lb sportsman and it does great.
yea you can pull a shorter one with a 1500 BUT can you stop it? that's always the question lol
as long as you got a brake controller, wiring is good, and tires and weight is all good, have fun and just remember that it takes you a lot longer to stop. basically you're a small 18 wheeler with that trailer, is the way i look at it
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Heres the link for what im looking at buying
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holy WOW
i really want that lol
that's only 11720? looks like it'd be a lot heavier
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What did you decide on for air bags?
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:34 PM
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easy pull

That weight won't be any issue. I've pulled trailers loaded over 20k with a completely stock '99 7.3. The wind resistance will take more power down the road than the weight will.
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Still shoping for the airbags but have found a few options.. let oyu know soon
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you should be good. the engine will handle it and the suspension will too. unless it changed between 2000 and 2002, the gvwr on the truck should be 11200. so you should be good. you can weight it on a scale just to be sure.
No, the GVWR on that 3/4 ton will be in the 8800 lb range. My one ton is 9900 lbs. The truck weighs about 7500 empty leaving you only 1300 lbs for tongue weight which is about half what that 5'er will put on.

Your truck is not rated for that trailer. You may still choose to haul it but don't think that it is within the ratings.

The GCWR is 20,000 on my 2000. Leaving about 12500 for the total allowed trailer. If you load the trailer to its GVWR (quite common) then you will also be overloaded in regards to GCWR.

That's one big mofo of a 5'er. It is made for a dually.
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