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Location: Beeville, TX
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To do it legally, all you must do is re-register your truck with a higher weight rating. To do it safely, you will probably need some air bags or load springs.
Now that I have said that, I will tell you what I actually towed with my '03 cc daully 4x4 6.0 with 4.10 gears. I used to deliver hay to a feed store for sale on a 35' trailer. I weighed in their grain scale before and after I unloaded. Loaded I was pushing 40,000 lbs. Actually it was 38,900 or something. But hay bales vary from bale to bale, so I am sure I have been over 40K before. Empty weight of truck and trailer was 17,xxx. So that means about 1,100lbs/bale x 20 bales = 21900 of cargo.
I also did this about 3 times a week, and the trip was about 100 miles one way.The route I took was somewhat hilly.
I never re-registered my truck for more weight. I had farm tags on it and the trailer, so you are unlikely to be stopped in Texas for that. The width of the trailer (120" loaded) isn't a problem either. Texas law allows for "trailers carrying cylindrical rolls of hay to be no more than 120" wide". That works out perfectly to 2 5' bales wide.
Eli Benson - EMT, Ambulance Mechanic
'08 F350 Dually KR - Spartan'd
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