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Can I Haul It???

Hey all I'm thinking about buying this toy hauler, but before I do I just wanted to get some opinons on if I can safely haul it? All inputs would be greatly appreciated...thanks My truck info is in my sig...

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i would think so

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I take that it is a tow behind and not a 5th wheel? You should be alright, make shure you get a weight distrobution hitch and a anti swaybar set up

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I hope thats a fith wheel? bit heavy for a tag along.
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if you dont have a set of overload springs you might want to invest in some.. other than that you shpuld be fine

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I hope thats a fith wheel? bit heavy for a tag along.


Thats what i was thinking. Seems a bit heavy to not be a 5th wheell.

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if you dont have a set of overload springs you might want to invest in some.. other than that you shpuld be fine
Put airbags under the truck, it will level the truck out and ride better both loaded and empty.

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I can't imagine them making a tag along with a 14k gvw since the class V hitch is only rated at 12.5k (IIRC)...that said, should have no problems pulling a 5th wheel that size. (I second the previous recommendations for the helper springs or air bags, though.)

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You will need a hitch with a 2 and a half inch bar if your current hitch is factory. Your truck will be heavy in the back and light in the front by a LOT . An equaliser is needed ,airbag or not.
I have done 10,000 pounds on a low profile dump trailer with mine. If you hit a dip in the road while turning thru an intersection (normal road crown),it will startle the crap out of you (without an equaliser).
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Put airbags under the truck, it will level the truck out and ride better both loaded and empty.
+1 For Airbags!

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