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Old 12-14-2013, 07:54 AM   #21
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My money is on that most are towing over their limits and don't know it...., the rest know they are over their limits.

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And the same can be said for a lot of 3/4 tons! Seen lots of that as well. How about a 3/4 ton towing a triple axle toy hauler? cannot remember the size but it was BIG!
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #22
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And the same can be said for a lot of 3/4 tons!....... snip
Absolutely, and IMO there are more 3/4 ton trucks towing over weight limits then 1/2 ton's when talking about heavier FW's.

Boubou, please note that my initial reply wasn't referencing 1/2 tons in general, I was responding to your statement about 1/2 tons towing "way bigger" FW's.

A recent study by the Recreational Vehicle Safety & Educational Foundation I found interesting: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ghlight=weight

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Rustic Eagle, I didn't take it that way, just putting in my own observation on the road.
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snip....... just putting in my own observation on the road.
... and apparently the Recreational Vehicle Safety & Educational Foundation concurs with our observations.

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About a month ago we had a guy come in overnight next to us with a large Jayco Designer 5th Wheel pulling it with a F150.

So I guess you really can pull anything with a Half Ton PU !!!!
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About a month ago we had a guy come in overnight next to us with a large Jayco Designer 5th Wheel pulling it with a F150.

So I guess you really can pull anything with a Half Ton PU !!!!
Maybe so, but it makes me think of the old Fram Filter add: Pay me now or pay me later.
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To the OP - of course it can be done, and done correctly. See my sig for one example. But, as noted before, the biggest issue is not the towing capacity, but the pin weight and overall payload capacity of your truck. No way could I do it with a standard F-150, but with the beefed up option from Ford, everything is comfortably under max. Sure, we will never have an onboard washer and dryer, etc. But as a rig that will work for longer trips (1 month at a crack), it will serve nicely. And I too have done the brake test, and the truck stops everything very well, thank you.
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