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Old 03-20-2012, 08:05 AM
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00 F-250 + 44' Enclosed Trailer=?

I am moving cross country and I am looking a buying a 44' enclosed gooseneck trailer. The first trip will be just towing my two cars (65 mustang and 68 camaro, in pieces) along with misc tools and small totes from around the house.

Truck is a 2000 F-250 CC SRW with air bag load levelers in the back and brake controller. I towed a 32' enclosed bumper pull the same distance, So I think I should be ok but?

I would appreciate any advice you guys have to give.

Thank you in advance
Nathan
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:29 AM
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Loading the cars backwards would place the engine weight farther back. Also you could put the heavier car in the back. Both things would take off some tongue weight.
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That is kind of what I was thinking. To keep most of the weight on the trailer tires. Thank you.
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Put the front one in backwards and the back one in forwards to put the weight over the axles, DO NOT put the back car in backwards, it will put too much weight on the tail and make the trailer unstable.

That's also going to be pushing it for an F-250.
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What's the empty weight of that trailer?

Stardriver, what's the weight of the trailer in your sig pic?
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Put the front one in backwards and the back one in forwards to put the weight over the axles, DO NOT put the back car in backwards, it will put too much weight on the tail and make the trailer unstable.

That's also going to be pushing it for an F-250.
Good to know. I thought that with a 44' that the axles were so far back that it wouldn't take too much off of the tongue. I am sitting here doing some static calculations. I'm such an engineer
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Put the front one in backwards and the back one in forwards to put the weight over the axles, DO NOT put the back car in backwards, it will put too much weight on the tail and make the trailer unstable.

That's also going to be pushing it for an F-250.
Agreed put the weight over the axles. Let us know how your truck likes it. I tow a 38' with triple 6k axles, empty weight about 6k, and my stock 6.4 didn't like pulling it down the interstate at 75mph.
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I've got a 24' enclosed that will wag the dog on the interstate at anything above 60. No weight distribution hitch or sway controllers... That's a pretty big trailer.
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I've got a 24' enclosed that will wag the dog on the interstate at anything above 60. No weight distribution hitch or sway controllers... That's a pretty big trailer.
ahh the joys of bumper pull
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What's the empty weight of that trailer?

Stardriver, what's the weight of the trailer in your sig pic?
To be honest, I've never weighed the trailer empty, I'm guessing 9000+.

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Good to know. I thought that with a 44' that the axles were so far back that it wouldn't take too much off of the tongue. I am sitting here doing some static calculations. I'm such an engineer
Mine is a 48 ft. So take 4 ft off and basically move the axles 2 ft forward.

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Agreed put the weight over the axles. Let us know how your truck likes it. I tow a 38' with triple 6k axles, empty weight about 6k, and my stock 6.4 didn't like pulling it down the interstate at 75mph.
Unless you have G rated tires, D and E trailer tires don't like speeds over 65 mph. They start getting hot at higer speeds. Plus, it's just not safe to pull a trailer like that over 70. I've got over 350,000 miles on my 48ft.

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I've got a 24' enclosed that will wag the dog on the interstate at anything above 60. No weight distribution hitch or sway controllers... That's a pretty big trailer.
Either A. Your axles are out of line or B, you either have to much weight on the front or too much weight on the back. You should have the center of the weight over the front axle. I've got a 24 ft and when loaded right, you don't know it's back there. I have marks on the floor for the various cars I haul to place them in hte proper spot.
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