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Old 05-24-2012, 08:14 PM
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So I have searched it, but didn't come up with similar loads. Similar weights but n not similar loads. So I am wanting one of these two trailers, but will my 2005 f250 SRW 6.0 be capable of towing them loaded. Obviously I'd prefer the 5 car, but not sure if my truck will pull it.

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:46 PM
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i dont think you can do ether one with a 250. the axle would be over loaded.
i know people with 350 DRW that all they can put is a 3 car wedge.
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You would be over loaded and DOT would be pulling you over all the time.
Just like what Snakedoc said.
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Damn, my friend pulls about 24k all the time with his f250 srw. So I was curious about that, how would it be overloaded on the rear axle? How much can you put on these?
How would this take 3 do?
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I'm getting out of the army in the next couple months and I will be starting a used car lot, so I want to pull atleast 4 cars at a time. It will be about 250 to 300 miles one way.
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Damn, my friend pulls about 24k all the time with his f250 srw. So I was curious about that, how would it be overloaded on the rear axle? How much can you put on these?
How would this take 3 do?
Take 3 Trailers | Drop-Deck Trailers

I'm getting out of the army in the next couple months and I will be starting a used car lot, so I want to pull atleast 4 cars at a time. It will be about 250 to 300 miles one way.
The more you load in front of the trailer axles, the more weight will be on the GN hitch ball in the bed and that weight is carried by the rear axle, springs, tires, etc.

As to how much you "SHOULD" carry, check the sticker in your driver's door jamb - I think it breaks down the axle loads. If not, look in your owner's manual.
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if you wont to pull 5 cars you will need a bigger truck.
I know where a f450 7.3 for sale if you are looking to get a bigger truck.
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I'm not trying to get a bigger truck yet, snake doc. How do you think that take three would do on my f250? If I put the lightest car on the deck over the bed then put an SUV or truck on the end out the trailer that should take most of the weight off of the bed. Would I be good then right? I should still be good with the stacker if load everything light in the front with med in the rear and heavy on the trailer axles. Both trailers come with good electric brakes, and if my research on this forum is correct if I put the 5th wheel about 2 inches in front of the rear axle it should put about 30% of the tongue weight on the front axle.
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Don't just guess where to put the 5th wheel hitch or anything. Go by the manufactures instructions.
Honestly, you're going to have to put the hitch in, get the trailer, and then weigh the truck/trailer combo axle by axle (most truck scales do this), and then you will be able to get a better idea of what you can load where.
If you're doing this for business, I wouldn't put more than two at a time on a two car trailer just because of the fines you could face.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:33 PM
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Oh I know that lol, I'm going to get a slider. The one I'm getting has 12" of travel, and it tells you to put the center over the axle so it will travel 6 to the front and 6 to the rear.
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I got this off of Tirerack.com about tires. You will be overloading your rear truck tires, and that is something you don't want to do.
Doug

Light truck tires that are intended to be used in dual applications have two "Max Load" ratings branded on the tire's sidewall. This is because the load capacity rating of a tire serving duty in a "single" application is greater than the exact same tire being used in a "dual" application. For example, a LT235/85R16 Load Range E tire is rated to carry 3,042 pounds when inflated to 80 psi and used in a single application, but only 2,778 pounds when used in a dual tire application at the same inflation pressure.
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