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Old 03-27-2014, 11:05 PM   #21
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We have one and it seems to have a lot of tongue weight for it's size. More than the sticker says. we weighed ours loaded and it was 1200 lbs!! that was with bikes on back and one lp tank was empty. IDK what size hitch raing a 1/2 ton has but something to think about!!
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:25 AM   #22
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I had no issues with the front wheels when towing, the truck rides pretty level to be honest when towing, was able to steer without any issues, I planned on loading the trailer more than the truck when going on a trip.

Dieselx what kind of mods did you do?
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:23 AM   #23
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We have one and it seems to have a lot of tongue weight for it's size. More than the sticker says. we weighed ours loaded and it was 1200 lbs!!!....snip
If your referring to a 32BHDS, a 1,200lb tongue weight would be considered in the normal range when one considers a 13% to 15% range (recommended) of the TT's loaded weight.

The sticker weights are based on an "unloaded" TT condition, basically as it was shipped from the factory.

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Old 03-28-2014, 10:21 AM   #24
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The good thing is you know what you got and what you are up against. That puts you way ahead of most people pulling trailers. A good hitch like the Equalizer (for example) will help you keep your front end in correct balance with the backend even if you are overloaded.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:50 PM   #25
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Basic 32BHDS is 9,975, over your 9,600 already. Rear end for towing is usually 3.73. If you have a 5.0 max payload (people stuff in the bed and trailer tong weight) is 1,570, the 6.2 GWVR 7,770 WB 145 is 1,770. Think about 4 people average 140 = 560, stuff in the bed = 200 - 300, hitch 870, total 1630, wow 140 to spare. Still hope all the brakes work going down hill.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:47 AM   #26
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Still hope all the brakes work going down hill.
New truck and new trailer I highly doubt he'll have any increase chances of break failure over the rest of us given he knows how to tow using proper breaking.
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:49 PM   #27
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Over in almost all the numbers! I guess safety isn't always first after all. It's not like we're all hauling cattle, we have our families in these trucks!!!!!!!
Oh well...to each his own I guess.
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #29
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Very nice!
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You'll like the F350. I love mine, plenty of torque and better mileage with the diesel.
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