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Old 02-05-2011, 07:12 AM
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towing an enclose trailer question

hey guys, I just bought a 8x20 enclose trailer. I have a stock 05 F250 6.0 that i will be pulling it with. Is there anything that i need to do so that i dont tear my truck up? Is this trailer too big for the truck?? I race ATV's so the trailer will have stuff like that in it when loaded.. Any advice would be great. Thanks and God bless
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:15 AM
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Get a set of gauges or an Edge insight so you can monitor your trans temp and eot/ect. Other then that you'll be just fine.
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hey guys, I just bought a 8x20 enclose trailer. I have a stock 05 F250 6.0 that i will be pulling it with. Is there anything that i need to do so that i dont tear my truck up? Is this trailer too big for the truck?? I race ATV's so the trailer will have stuff like that in it when loaded.. Any advice would be great. Thanks and God bless
I've pulled an 8.5'x22' enclosed many times with my truck and never had a problem. The only thing I will suggest is getting a weight distributing hitch setup. It will make the trailer pull better and help eliminate any sway that might occur.Weight Distribution Kits | Reese SC Weight Distributing Hitch (1,200 lbs) | Drawtite | Reese | Tekonsha | Bulldog | Fulton
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So even with a stock truck i will be fine?
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:21 AM
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I will look into getting some gauges or an Edge insight.
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So even with a stock truck i will be fine?
Yep Should be good
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:25 AM
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With an '05 F250, that trailer shouldn't be much of an issue at all. These trucks are made to tow. Check the GVWR of the trailer and axles, and verify that against the weight carrying rating on your hitch. (should still be a sticker on it, or check your owners manual) I think the F250 can carry 6k weight carrying (without the weight distributing hitch). If your trailer is rated more than that, you have two options. 1) make sure you don't overload that rating, 2) get the weight distributing hitch.

You'll be better towing with the weight distribution than without it. Post some pics, and enjoy.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:30 AM
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thanks guys. this site is awesome! i will be on here more often!!
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Your trailer is almost twice as long as mine but you will be fine. What is the weight on a trailer like that?
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