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2 jeeps and a bumper pull

I'm looking to tow 2 Jeeps weighing about 10k. I have access to a 35 foot bumper pull 2 car open trailer. My question is would I be able to tow this from Ohio to Moab Utah and back with my srw 06 f350 powerstroke? Ive been told by a Guy that tows commercially that I couldn't do it with my srw truck and I could need certain dot certification in some states? Ohio included. Thanks for the help.
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How much does the trailer weigh??? that much weight on a bumper pull would be a bit sketchyy.. does it have weight distribution?
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does it have weight distribution?

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Its a regular 2in receiver. It is not actually on the bumper.
Total weight around 13k with trailer
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check the toung weight, if it is the specs for ur truck, then you will be fine. as far as DOT thats a diff animal. if it is reg, in Co then you would need a DOT, but would be fine if it is only just the one trip. but if you plan on doing it more/pulling lots of weight then yes. at least here the # is free to get.

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Its a imperial car trailer Tri axle.

What are you guys talking about when you say weight distribution?
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Its a imperial car trailer Tri axle.

What are you guys talking about when you say weight distribution?
This is weight distribution.
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exactly. WD hitches are way nice. i pull 10K on a 2" ball(rated for 5k of course lol but they handle way more, and its solid btw) flatbed two axle car trailer. but i'd definitely find a ball rated for more than that, and yes i knew you meant your trucks hitch but that kinda weight without WD might give you some handling issues on the long run.
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Its a imperial car trailer Tri axle.

What are you guys talking about when you say weight distribution?
Pulling a 3 axel trailer into California is a big red flag to most of the weight stations and one is more than likely will be ran down if you do not stop and stopping will open a small can the is full of lots of big worms.

Been there and have done that.
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Should be able to pull it just fine. Just make sure you have a good hitch and ball in your receiver. Weight distribution is a good idea as well.

As to DOT no worries unless you have commercial tags

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