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Old 03-03-2011, 08:47 PM   #15
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Do you plan on using a fifth wheel hitch, or a goose neck? Some manufactures wont honor warranty with a goose neck, due to the flexing of the frame. You could also add some air bags to help your truck's suspension.

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Old 03-04-2011, 12:39 PM   #16
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The tire loading sticker is a poor number to use for figuring how much pin weight a truck can carry IMO.
It is what it is. It is a correct number, the manufacturers are assuming the average driver is going to figure out that anything he adds to the truck when it comes from the factory will have to be subtracted from the total cargo number on the Tire and Loading Info sticker.

Both trailers are 12k, the normal 20% of pin weight, IMHO, will be too much for most 3/4 ton trucks...not to mention cargo, weight of the hitch, passengers, etc.
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Both trailers are 12k, the normal 20% of pin weight, IMHO, will be too much for most 3/4 ton trucks...not to mention cargo, weight of the hitch, passengers, etc.
They may be to heavy for some 3/4 ton trucks but a 2010 F250 won't have any issue pulling or carrying either of those two 5ers.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #18
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They may be to heavy for some 3/4 ton trucks but a 2010 F250 won't have any issue pulling or carrying either of those two 5ers.
You are correct, a 2010 F250 will pull that load fine and probably carry it "fine." However, that load will exceed the cargo carrying capacity of that truck. Fords are VERY heavy and lose lots of cargo capability due to the weight of the truck.

Bottom line...it'll do it, but be over weight...and there are legal ramifications.
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Either of the two trailers will be within the F250 trucks rear axle/tire carrying capacities. Now if the trucks axle/tire capacities are exceeded then there may/can be ramifications.
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If ANY of the manufacturer's 'numbers' are exceeded, you are opening yourself up to a great many 'ramifications.' The Phd mechanical engineers that design these things put those numbers there for good, sound, technical reasons, and, IMHO, it is not worth the risk to exceed any of them.
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A simple tire or wheel upgrade change, as some new truck owners do, makes the tire placard weight number useless. Or air pressure changes in the trucks tires will changes the tires capacity and makes the placard useless. Most trucks out here don't have a tire load placard anyway.

Guess we can agree to disagree with there being any ramifications on exceeding all of the manufactures numbers on a placard and published on their web sites or in their towing brochures.
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