RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-07-2005, 09:20 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2
Has anyone ever had a load that was to heavy for their truck to pull? I'm doing some research. Any experiences are greatly appreciated.


King of the Road is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-07-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2
Has anyone ever had a load that was to heavy for their truck to pull? I'm doing some research. Any experiences are greatly appreciated.


King of the Road is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2005, 11:35 AM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 62
Welcome to iRV2!

In what sense: physically or safety? If the load is too much for your truck to move, you better get some tires on the load.

Personally, I run all the numbers before I buy either a trailer of a tow vehicle. That way, I can move the load safely.

So we can better answer your question, what type research are you doing?
2003 Hi-Lo 2703 Classic
2002 Avalanche 2500
Bruce, wife, & pet rabbit Jett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2005, 11:51 AM   #4
Posts: n/a
....check with your insurance company they know all the GVW's etc....ya don't want to be overloaded and have an accident...in most cases your insurance company will turn down any claim if they can get out of it...geof kaye
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2005, 07:02 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
CyberVet65's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Enoch, Utah
Posts: 716
You can look on any of the manufacturers web sites and look for towing/hauling specifications.
Now, that is factory specs. Are you asking for info that many of us tow?
It would be helpful if your question was more specific as to type of tow vehicle or unit that is towed or hauled.
1999 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 37WDS
2003 Honda Goldwing Trike
CyberVet65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2005, 06:09 AM   #6
Senior Member
rehcuobbob's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Georgia
Posts: 166
Hey King, you can pull anything you want!!!
Just watch the truck commercials on Television, why they haul ships out of water, pull stumps ou of the ground while collapsing water towers, well you get the drift!

I guess you could pull some really heavy loads but could you do it regularely without wrecking the truck, do it in safety, and be able to stop it!

Bob and Lois, Snowbirds!

2006 32' Sunny Brook
rehcuobbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2005, 06:19 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Cypress, Texas USA
Posts: 8,854
If you're researching heavy loads being towed by so-called "light duty" (i.e., up to 1 ton or 350/3500 class) pickups, you might look into the hot-shotters. These folks (at least in Texas) can get apportioned license plates good for up to 39,999 lbs, and it's not unusual to see 3/4 ton single rear wheel pickups pulling heavy oilfield equipment carried on dual tandem gooseneck trailers.

I'm certainly not saying I subscribe to this - I'm just reporting it as the way things are.

RustyJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2005, 03:43 AM   #8
Junior Member
RV Dude's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 18
I have. Tried pulling my 27 foot travel trailer with my 94 Jeep GC. Trailer weight was about 6500 fully loaded. Jeep was "rated" to tow 8000. Did okay out here on the plains. Wind and hills slowed me down. I almost killed the Jeep pulling the trailer through the mountains. Went through 4 major mountain passes traveling too and from Ouray. Overheated twice and topped Monarch doing 15 mph. Learned my lesson the hard way. Biggest thing I worry about now is the stopping power. I don't think that Jeep would have been able to stop that rig in an emergency. Right after that I bought a 1 ton chevy with 454. Currently have a 3/4 ton D/A. Won't never go back!
99 Keystone Sprinter 265BH, 04.5 Silverado 2500HD, CC, SB, D/A, 99 Honda 750 Shadow A.C.E., '02 Honda Rebel and MAX, amphibious, all-terrain vehicle; Too many toys, not enough time!!!?
RV Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2005, 10:57 AM   #9
Grandpaw's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Amarillo TX
Posts: 48
Amen neighbor.... me 2
Have a GREAT day !

Grandpaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2005, 12:53 PM   #10
Senior Member
woodburner's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mentor Ohio
Posts: 875
Two years ago I had some landscaping to do at home and wanted to plant some trees in my yard....being fairly big trees and the fact I wanted to "reshape" the yard...I rented a Bobcat....Wt. about 6000lbs....trailer to tow it with about the same....I was using a 2001 1500 Silverado with tow haul and it pulled real nice....However; coming up on an intersection with a 4 way stop the light turned red and I could not stop! Cars had already started going through the light....and only through the grace of God I did not hit anyone nor was I hit....Trailer brakes failed and the 1500 couldn't stop it on it's own....Learned a BIG lesson that day....I will always make sure the vehicle I'm towing with can do the job it needs to safely without the possibility of causing an accident or killing anyone...Weights/GCVW's etc..... are soo important.....well; I've said enough.


2012 Tiffin Allegro 34TGA
2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport
woodburner is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toyota Tundra Heavy Hauler ChiefJohn Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 4 01-17-2008 04:24 PM
How heavy of a Toad do you pull with a P-32? max49 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 17 04-22-2007 03:38 PM
Heavy duty Velcro dshogman Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 6 04-17-2007 11:53 AM
Am I Too Heavy? Keith K Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 5 10-14-2006 08:12 AM
hmmmmm We are to heavy again powerboatr Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 4 04-28-2006 06:28 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.