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Trailer help

I was wanting some feedback on the size of trailer my truck could handle. I have a f250 4x4 diesel short bed. What I am wanting to pull is a bobcat that weights 9400 and some attachments that weight approx 2500 total. The trailer that I want is a 25+5 dovetail gooseneck. The trailer weights approx 6300. Has any of y'all pulled that Heavy?
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I had pulled that size trailer with a 15k tractor on it.

Now that I think about it, my trailer may have been 5 ft shorter.

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The truck will handle the weight.

currently driving a 335i bmw, no more powerstoke

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That is good to know. I was getting a little worried about buying a trailer that weighs 6300. I'm hoping that I will not get near 26,000 pounds. I do not want to have to get a CDL license

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better get air bags for it too.

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You're gonna be real close. All the stuff you're pulling including trailer adds to 18,200 + whatever your truck weighs. Mine weighs almost 8k full of fuel and me in it.

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It will be close. I know I have a small fuel tank because of the short bed but I have a replacement bumper on the front and a toolbox.

Do you have the smaller fuel tank or any air bags? I know there are bigger bump stops that can be bolted on. I know they are cheaper than air bags.


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It will be close. I know I have a small fuel tank because of the short bed but I have a replacement bumper on the front and a toolbox.

Do you have the smaller fuel tank or any air bags? I know there are bigger bump stops that can be bolted on. I know they are cheaper than air bags.


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I have the smaller tank. I also have Firestone Ride Rite air bags. You can buy a set shipped to your door for $300 range.

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You 3/4-1ton owners crack me up. Not one of you asked him about his trucks ratings. Gears, trim, 4x4, etc. OP, you need to look at your door stick and cross reference your Vin on fords fleet website to find out what YOUR SPECIFIC truck can haul and tow. Adding airbags to keep the *** up some how makes 3/4-1ton owners think they can tow anything they have the hitch for. Unbelievable...

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You 3/4-1ton owners crack me up. Not one of you asked him about his trucks ratings. Gears, trim, 4x4, etc. OP, you need to look at your door stick and cross reference your Vin on fords fleet website to find out what YOUR SPECIFIC truck can haul and tow. Adding airbags to keep the *** up some how makes 3/4-1ton owners think they can tow anything they have the hitch for. Unbelievable...
If he came on here asking about GVWR and GCWR then he would have gotten answers that pertained to that. He simply asked if his truck would handle what he was wanting to pull. Adding air bags doesn't increase towing capacity and we know that but it does make it easier on the truck.

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