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post #1 of 3 Old 03-06-2011, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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trailer wieght

Hello All,

I need to settle a debate that i have with a fellow excursion owner.....my friend thinks he can safely pull a 20ft dual axle enclosed trailer with a gross weight of 20,000 lbs for 50 miles on the interstate with his bone stock 2001 Excursion 7.3 4x4. I think we can safely pull 10,000 lbs in a 20ft trailer. Can anyone chime in as too the actual weights we can safely pull with our Ex's?

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I wouldn't go over the manufactured recommendations. It will tow 20,000k but not safely. The moving isn't the issue, it's the stopping that causes the most problems.
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Your friend probably wouldn't ask if it were a 5000 mile trip. Is it any safer for only 50 miles?
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