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Old 03-15-2012, 05:01 PM
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How much can i actually haul?

I have an 01 F350 Dually, GVWR is 11500 and a 2 axle 24' highdeck with a gvr of 14000. I need to pick up a JLG that weighs about 14-15k lbs. Can i legally haul this? Need help before morning
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:11 PM
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Well, if the load is weighing 14-15k and the trailers GVWR is only 14k, I'm gonna say not legally.
Only way to know for sure is to weight the truck with you and fuel in it and whatever you normally have or will for the haul.
Then weigh the truck and trailer combo.
Once you figure out how much more weight you can put on each of your axles, go from there.
But my first statement still stands.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:13 PM
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ok thanks. just wish work hadnt sold our three axle trailer a week ago. would have come in handy tomorrow. hopefully nobody bothers me since im only going a few miles.

heres another question. Will my truck haul 15k fine?
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:16 PM
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Should.
I always tell ppl who have half ton trucks and are looking at bigger travel trailers this: Will the frame handle it? Of course it will. Can you stop it? Yea, it's got brakes on the trailer. Will it be happy going up hill and stuff like that? Probably not.
Same goes for you. Yea it should do fine. Not gonna be fast by any means, but you find the sweet spot in the power band and you'll be good. Luckily you got a ZF6
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:22 PM
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yea and that bigger clutch will help too. lets just hope the police aren't out too early
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:32 PM
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it should pull the wight fine 15000 is not that much. i have towed 18000 with my f250. just make sure the brakes work.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:52 PM
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I have done 29k with my 250, 3.73's and 33" tires, your DRW should have 4.10's, you will be fine.
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You will be just fine. But if you are going on the interstate you might want to avoid weigh stations that way you don't get busted
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:59 PM
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thanks guys. trailer i used didnt end up having jacks on the back and my rear end was a few feet in the air. decided to have the rental company haul it. gave me a deal at half price for that too
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