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Old 01-24-2014, 03:46 PM
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Trailer Size for Hauling SD's

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I looking at a trailer to haul a crew cab long bed. I looked up specs online and they showed a width of 79.9 and I am not sure if that is the body or wheel track, is a 82"-84" wide trailer deck sufficient? What size trailer deck will accommodate a crew cab long bed lengthwise? The Ford site posted almost 22' length but most commonly available trailers are 20' is it okay for front and/or rear overhang? Will a 10K GVWR suffice for capacity which leaves about 7400-7600# plus 1K tongue weight of about 8400-8600 payload. Is it okay for the rear wheels to sit on dovetail or is it preferable for a straight deck trailer?

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I don't see a problem with the rear wheels on the dove tail. You definitely are going to want a WD hitch. At 10,000 gvwr you are right at it with a CCLB and trailer weight.

I'm not sure what the width is between the wheel wells but you could always do something like this.
http://www.kaufmantrailers.com/car-t...amond-tilt-car

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I put a crew cab long bed in a 28x8.3 trailer, it was a 4x4 86 f350, Dana 60's are same width with obs and sd rite my trailer was enclosed however
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Hello,

I looking at a trailer to haul a crew cab long bed. I looked up specs online and they showed a width of 79.9 and I am not sure if that is the body or wheel track, is a 82"-84" wide trailer deck sufficient? What size trailer deck will accommodate a crew cab long bed lengthwise? The Ford site posted almost 22' length but most commonly available trailers are 20' is it okay for front and/or rear overhang? Will a 10K GVWR suffice for capacity which leaves about 7400-7600# plus 1K tongue weight of about 8400-8600 payload. Is it okay for the rear wheels to sit on dovetail or is it preferable for a straight deck trailer?

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I'd look for a trailer with 2- 6000# or 2- 7000# axles, If it's got stock wheels it may fit on a trailer like the Kaufman. Always leave extra capacity on your trailer, it will pull better, be safer and last longer.

I once put a F250, 4X4 crew cab, long bed inside my enclosed, it almost touched both wheelwells as it came in.
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I had to crawl out the center rear window when I loaded that f350 in mine, had about another foot in front and maybe the same behind it

Trailer was 28 feet long almost seemed to small
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Thanks for all the advice. I went out there and looked at a 10K auto hauler and a 14K equipment hauler. I am not sure which one I prefer but also considering a used 2 car (bumper pull) hauler.
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Thanks for all the advice. I went out there and looked at a 10K auto hauler and a 14K equipment hauler. I am not sure which one I prefer but also considering a used 2 car (bumper pull) hauler.
I'd skip the 10K, it's not heavy enough, the 14k is better, with the 2 car, you'd better be really careful where you put that truck, if you don't balance it right, you're gonna need some clean underwear.
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I'd skip the 10K, it's not heavy enough, the 14k is better, with the 2 car, you'd better be really careful where you put that truck, if you don't balance it right, you're gonna need some clean underwear.
X2! That could be a bad situation if it wasn't loaded right.
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Yeah I would bring my tongue scale with me. I have read that 10%-15% is the optimum tongue weight, any other suggestions for loading?
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What are you pulling this with?
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