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Join Date: May 2010
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I think your weight is a little low. I'll explain... Truck is rated for 10-14k. Trailer 25k+. That's 35-39k. That's on the low side, a 30' PJ dual tandem (25k GVWR) is a little over 7k. That leaves just under 18k for the load. If your truck weights 9k (yes, it may be a little over but you need tools, chains, tires, full tank of fuel, what ever else/people you have with you...) At the very least, you're looking at 34k+ actual weight. You need to be registered for at the very least the truck GVWR + trailer GVWR... somewhere around my 35-39k. And again, with an 18k load, you would be OVER the trailers GVWR by 100+ pounds. Don't forget about snow/ice weight that collects if you drive through snow. Not saying it can't be done, but that is a LOT of weight. I would be worried about stopping it quick. We're talking about weights almost double what Ford rated the truck for...
You should be able to change the GVCWR. Don't forget about the proper insurance, apportioned plates and IFTA. Maybe someone else can help here. I have an idea of the legal stuff, but I don't want to give you wrong information.
Before you get too far into this, is your truck a DRW or SRW? I would not want to be running that heavy with a SRW truck, not to mention I assume you would be over the RAWR, and tire ratings.
2000 F-350 CC LB DRW 4x4 XLT Auto