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Old 06-19-2009, 06:07 PM
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I haul a 32ft tag with my 2500HD with the 6.0 non dually, its a far cry from the 7.3 turbo ford it replaced.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:16 PM
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Mine is a Duramax. No way would I ever pull with a gas motor again.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRabbit
Mine is a Duramax. No way would I ever pull with a gas motor again.
The gas isnt that bad it'll go 80 no issues just have to get a good run on hills, the price difference between the durmax and the gas I got was huge. But I also plan to haul max 32ft trailer if I were going to get something bigger I'd look at a durmax or another older 7.3
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by banshee02
i need some help on this matter.a friend has a 3/4 ton chevy and he's trying to figure out if a 44ft enclosed trailer is to much for his truck to handle?can anyone give me a helpful answer?
that really isn't enough truck for that size of trailer the trailer is going to weigh as much as the truck .

I sold a 48 foot living QT"s trailer that i pulled with a 03 Chev 4X4 Dually truck 8100 Gas it did a good job and i have had a lot of 3/4 ton trucks and i have a 30 foot trailer now loaded up and a gas 6.0 3/4 ton just want do the job when you hit a hill it just takes the breath out of it and it also wipes the truck around in strong wind i would go with a 1 ton truck and be done with it .

just my 2 cents worth Be safe.
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:02 AM
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I'm looking at a 48' with Living Quarters and just not sure if I want to go that big with only a 3/4 ton truck. Their isn't much difference between a 1 ton and 3/4 ton. 3/4 ton is 15,400lbs, 1 ton single rear tire is 15,400lbs, dual rear tire is 16,300lbs. To be honest a 48' trailer has a load rating of 18,000lbs which is more than the capacity of a 1 ton.

Where can I find the market value of a Haulmark trailer?
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:19 AM
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It isn't just the weight rating on the truck the single wheels just doesn't have that much tire contact patch and dual wheels has a lot more staibility the single wheel the side wall of the tire isn't really strong enough and it wants to wobble with you .
I have towed about with everything out being from the car business also the dually will work a lot better for you than a single wheel truck you can tell the difference very easy when you start out on the road.
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:23 AM
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I've had everything from F150's F450's and even a rough ridding POS F650, but I like my Chevy 2500hd more than all of 'em. I really wasn't planning to go any bigger than a 28' trailer when I bought it. It's almost paid for and the last thing I want to do is buy another truck. I hate truck payments, but I really don't want to turn down this 48' with LQ's. It's loaded, even has an observation deck on top. It'd be nice to have at the track. Maybe I'l buy it and trade someone for a 40' or 44' with LQ's + some $$ ???
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:18 PM
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In Virginia as long as you have a weight tag on your tow truck, they won't bother you, mine has a TX in front of the rest of numbers which means 15,000 pounds.

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