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Old 10-02-2022, 09:04 PM   #1
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How much can a 1/2-ton tow?

This much.
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Old 10-02-2022, 11:15 PM   #2
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As if it's not bad enough already let's throw 500lbs of stuff in the bed.
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Just needs some helper springs and she's good to go
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Equally important, "how much can a 1/2 ton stop?"
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Old 10-03-2022, 09:10 AM   #5
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Equally important, "how much can a 1/2 ton stop?"
Depends on the 1/2 ton trucks gawrs. Brakes are a function of the vehicle mfg axle ratings.
Lets say the F150 regular cab 2wd in the pic is a 2014 model with a 3750 fawr and a 4800 rawr according to Fleet Ford specs.

3750 fawr plus 4800 rawr = 8550 lb of braking performance.

The trailer ?? May have tandem 4400 lb axles = 8800 lbs of braking performance.
According to specs if the brakes on the truck and trailer are in working order the combo will have no problems stopping 17350 lbs.
Same old story....trucks brakes stops the truck and the trailers brakes stops the trailer.

However the OP thread without any actual weight specs from the combo in the pic ...its just another fishing thread.
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Now that's a loaded question!

Ford pulled a train in one of their advertisements.
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The single cab trucks usually have a high payload. Helper springs is what is needed.
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Old 10-03-2022, 01:33 PM   #8
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There’s obviously a “skilled” driver at the helm. They don’t need no stinking helper springs. It is a set up that apparently works. While I did not observe the rig in motion, all signs indicate that the truck and trailer arrived as seen in the photo. Maybe the trailer was delivered by a larger truck and the 1/2-ton was hitched up just for a photo op?

A keen eye will note the orange cat in the 3rd window from the left. Like most felines, it was uncooperative when I inquired about a weight ticket. If that rascal were to move aft a few feet it might level out the truck and trailer.
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Now that's a loaded question!



Ford pulled a train in one of their advertisements.
Yea... Ford doesn't count on people understanding physics.

It took surprisingly liitle HP to do this stunt.

https://youtu.be/Au3U72CX74I
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As if it's not bad enough already let's throw 500lbs of stuff in the bed.
Just add another 500 lbs to the very back of the trailer, it'll help lift the back of the truck back up!
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Shoot, he could have gotten by with a Ford Ranger or a Nissan Frontier.

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helper spring to boost your confidence. 70 mph , some hockey equipment for boost your chances of surviving the crash and lets all hope that only the truck and trailer are hurt !
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That looks perfectly reasonable, just need a tongue jack with a wheel on it to help level it out.
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How about a wieght distribution hitch,,,,but then he could just go and buy a F-450 and not worry about anything,he could tow his trailer with no problems….
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