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post #1 of 10 Old 09-02-2011, 09:39 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Can i haul it?

my rig, 04 250 6.0. 174000mi. 8in. lift with 37x14 super swamper irocs.
i have a gooseneck hitch in the bed

guy wants to know if i can haul a pice of farm equipment on a 16 ft long, 9ft wide and 6ft tall trailer. guestimated weight: 2500 (possibly could have said 25000 and i wrote it down wrong ) from york pa to somewhere in vermont.

my question to the powerstroke gods is: 1. will my tires handle the weight. 2. with the lift and oversized tires effect how the trailer hooks up. and 3. what should i charge?

just tryin to make an extra buck, if its not worth the risk no big deal.
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Stupid question but with 8 inch lift and 37's can you still fit under his trailer if your going to hook up to the gooseneck? and 25000 plus the weight of the trailer is alot!

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A trailer that size will be more than 2500lbs so you're probably looking closer to 25Klbs.

So...what I see:
A F250 isn't rated to tow that much.
8" Lift (as campbellflage said) could make it difficult to get under the GN of the trailer - If you could, the trailer may be high in the front and low in the back, which could create problems if you have to go over any curbs, dips in the street. I am not familiar with GN Trailers (have a ball in my bed too, but never have used it - It was there when I bought the truck) Do they have adjustable goose neck parts?
I'd look at the load rating of the tires because a certain percentage (approx 20%) of the trailer weight will be on the GN ball therefore also be on the tires.
Then you need to think about the strain on your engine, transmission and brakes. (Do you have brake controller to active the trailer brakes?)
How far is it between York, PA and Somewhere, VT??? What's the terrain like in between the two? Flat, lots of grades to pull?

To be honest....I don't know that I'd do that load with my stock height 4x4 F350.

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i think its too complex for the money. too much risk and what ifs.
i bought my truck like this, 2 owners ago it was used to tow, but that was prob before the lift and tires.

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I wouldn't do it either, truck isn't rated, truck is to tall for a goose neck, if tires are E rated load range they may be but overall your truck isn't rated for that.

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25k, go get a peterbilt or a kenworth.

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like these guys said, sounds strange. The weight and the size. legal width is 102" for any road vehicle without oversized permits, im pretty sure... so your saying you want to haul an oversized overweight trailer with a lifted truck over state lines... probably a bad idea that would attract unwanted attention. The fact you dont know the difference in this feat between 2.5k and 25k makes me even more weary... I hauled a trailer that heavy down the ALCAN in winter with my truck, but I had numerous problems, OMG, numerous problems, and would not do it again.... recommend against.

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