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Old 05-23-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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gotta tow the old mans travel trailer next weekend ( the silveradogets to stressed ) anyway looking for tips? shes a big girl, specs below. i have an airlift 1000 rear air springs on the way to me that will go in before. so what tire psi should i run? what about the air shocks? should i use tow haul or just the manual shift, what would be good for the trailer brake. i have the factory tow package 8850 tow rating, cooler class 4 hitch wiring factory brake. also he has the weight distribution setup i do believe.
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gotta tow the old mans travel trailer next weekend ( the silveradogets to stressed ) anyway looking for tips? shes a big girl, specs below. i have an airlift 1000 rear air springs on the way to me that will go in before. so what tire psi should i run? what about the air shocks? should i use tow haul or just the manual shift, what would be good for the trailer brake. i have the factory tow package 8850 tow rating, cooler class 4 hitch wiring factory brake. also he has the weight distribution setup i do believe.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:53 AM   #3
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My honest advice is to go get a vehicle more capable of towing that trailer. Given that size, weight, and hitch ( I assume is tongue ) weight you'd be risking a lot towing that thing with a 1500 series truck. If its not down the street I wouldn't do it. Just my $0.02 though.
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You'll be WAY overweight! Heck, the dry weight of the trailer is almost at your max capacity. The all-up weight is 50% over. That much trailer needs at least a 2500 CTD.
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not enough truck for that size.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #6
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the trailer is dry, no water, propane ect or anything else. its a one time deal for a 200 km run..... dropin it off and leaving it at a park. im a couple hundred pound under tow rating, plus he has all the weight distributing gear for the trailer, put her at around 550-600 tongue weight i believe. keep in mind im not towing this all the time, its drop it off and leave it
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I am rather amazed to hear you all say that a 1500 with a hemi is not enough to pull that trailer. Assuming that the pull is not over rough backwoods roads, I believe that I would have hooked it up and took it where it was wanted. Probably still would.

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It's not a question of the engine so much but everything else, tires, brakes, suspension etc. If you're going to do it I assume a trailer that size has electric brakes in turn you should have a brake controller hooked up. But still in the end I'd rather pay a few bucks to rent something more capable vs risking paying to repair something.
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It's not a question of the engine so much but everything else, tires, brakes, suspension etc. If you're going to do it I assume a trailer that size has electric brakes in turn you should have a brake controller hooked up. But still in the end I'd rather pay a few bucks to rent something more capable vs risking paying to repair something.
Even with electric trailer brakes, a W/D hitch and airbags, it'll still be over weight. Nothing can change that. Just the dry weight alone is at or over the limit.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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i dont really have a choice theres nowhere to rent , on the plus side its a 2 hour drive of nice flat goin on some decent roads, does have electric brakes and i have a brake controller, the old mans 4.8 silverado pulled it a few times with no issues so im not terribly concerned, i was just looking for info on setting tire pressures and trailer brakes ect.im not trying to be stubborn or an idiot, i no its pushing the limit which is why im trying to gather as much info as possible to make this go smoothly as possible.
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