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banshee02 06-05-2009 01:16 AM

towing
 
does anyone know if a 44 or 48ft g/n will be to much for a 3/4 ton pickup to tow safely?a friend has a 3/4 diesel that he looking to purchase a big trailer but i don't think there is enough trauck.does anyone have another opinion on this subject?

Scotty2 06-05-2009 02:17 AM

I have a 48' Halmark with living quaters and slide out goose neck. Loaded it's 5100 lbs. on the truck

MEMRACING62 06-05-2009 02:39 AM

I TOW A 9000 LB TRAILER WITH SILVERADO 2500 HD WITH 6.0 . I HAVE NO PROBLEMS.

CamBirdRacing 06-05-2009 03:11 AM

I tow 18,000 with a C4500 Kodiak. No problems. Had a 95 C3500 with the 6.5, it didn't like towing anything.

You also probably need to look at the truck wheelbase. The longer the better. I probably wouldnt' do it with a short w/b truck.

hammertime 06-05-2009 04:36 AM

It will work but wont be ideal




Originally Posted by MEMRACING62
I TOW A 9000 LB TRAILER WITH SILVERADO 2500 HD WITH 6.0 . I HAVE NO PROBLEMS.

The 2500 HD might as well be a 1 ton :wink:

bbchevy 06-05-2009 05:39 PM

Trailer
 
I have a 3500 GMC 1998 HD 4-Dr.Dually,4x4.And the Trailer is a 2003 Pace 45' that weigh's in @ 9400 MT,and we usually Gross around 15,Grand.
The Truck has a 7.4.4L 80-E.Pulls the Load and Stops with NO Problems!
I had a 1992 GMC Toter,8'Box plus the 6' bed.It was Nicew as far as the Electric BRAKES,but the 366 Gasser>?Would NOT pull a NASTY WHORE OFF THE STINKPOT!
The P/Up is MORE Versitale!!!
Hope this HELPS.
Later
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