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Old 08-26-2017, 05:36 AM   #61
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Thanks for the good responses. Again, I am NOT saying one should exceed the stated limits of the truck; my point is that if you are at or under the stated limits you will still have around a 20% safety factor. My point is the whole argument of "you MUST be 20% under your stated limit or you're overloading" is hogwash. That's all. And I am not acussing any of you of saying that either; just that I have seen that on other threads.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:05 AM   #62
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Thanks for the good responses. Again, I am NOT saying one should exceed the stated limits of the truck; my point is that if you are at or under the stated limits you will still have around a 20% safety factor. My point is the whole argument of "you MUST be 20% under your stated limit or you're overloading" is hogwash. That's all. And I am not acussing any of you of saying that either; just that I have seen that on other threads.
You can read my response to the 20% safety margin in the last paragraph of post #2 in this thread (page 1).

I don't recall any threads on the forum that "apply a strict 20%" but you're correct in stating that there are numerous posts that "suggest" people factor in about 20% when calculating the weights of a new (never seen/never weighed) trailer. That is more to provide a "cushion" which is usually necessary in order to arrange cargo to maximize stability (tongue weight 10-15%) provide for an extra battery, the kid's bicycle and the numerous other items that simply aren't "on the inventory" when a novice (and most old timers, too) put pen to paper to see if they are "within the weight range" with a new trailer for their current truck.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:13 AM   #63
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truck

Tried the f150 route with a 32 footer. Scary. Now have the f250, much better. Now the truck doesn't get pushed all over by the trailer.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:11 AM   #64
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A question. What does you employer think of you using his truck to haul your trailer around. Seems as though you could buy a truck of your own that would be up to the task of pulling your trailer
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:06 AM   #65
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It's a perk and approved
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:25 PM   #66
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Even if you overload it, tow heavier than the truck ratings and subject your company to a lawsuit if you get into an accident? You might want to run the numbers by your employer before you "abuse" his truck by towing a trailer heaver than the truck's rated to tow.....
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:39 PM   #67
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Even if you overload it, tow heavier than the truck ratings and subject your company to a lawsuit if you get into an accident? You might want to run the numbers by your employer before you "abuse" his truck by towing a trailer heaver than the truck's rated to tow.....
Probably ought to run it by the owner's lawyer
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Old 08-26-2017, 03:28 PM   #68
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Not going to be a problem now.
Down payment this evening for a smaller properly weighted unit for my soze truck.
Thx for all of the advice.
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Old 08-26-2017, 03:29 PM   #69
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Got numbers from Dodge and all good legally����
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:57 PM   #70
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Not going to be a problem now.
Down payment this evening for a smaller properly weighted unit for my soze truck.
Thx for all of the advice.

What did you get (brand/model)?
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:59 PM   #71
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:54 PM   #72
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Not sure if it was mentioned, but get a good WDH. I have an Equa-l-izer 4 point.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:52 PM   #73
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Will do. Thank you
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Not going to be a problem. All at regulation. Bought a unit that falls within tow ratings of truck👍🏻
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:57 AM   #75
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considering a Couger, how did your 250 do pulling it.. any weight concerns?
Had a Cougar 303 RLS. Maxed out at around 13K#. Sold it to my neighbor. The only difference between trucks is his is a 2017 and mine was a 2016. Both short beds and the 6.7. No problem with that load behind the F250 at all!
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