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dabeegmon
Posted 3/26/2020 18:15 (#8141092 - in reply to #8139566)
Subject: RE: What size stock trailer for 3/4 ton


SE Manitoba
yongfarmer89 - 3/26/2020 07:13

dabeegmon - 3/25/2020 17:18

David in MD - 3/25/2020 13:46

I pull a 20' Eby with a 2500 GMC gas. Empty truck and trailer weigh 11,600# Can fit 8 fats @ 1400# easily for a total cargo weight of 11,200#. Whole rig loaded weights 22,800#. That's not including the weight of me and my sidekick. GVW of pickup is 9200# and trailer is 14,000# for a total of 23,200#. My point is you can fit a load on a 20' trailer, but not saying if you bought a 24' that you have to cram it full. Made the mistake of following GPS to an auction through hills of SE PA in the rain and fog a while back and found it was easier to pull it than than it was to comfortably stop it.


Your last statement - - - - one major reason to look for something heavier than a 3/4 ton gas pot.
There are other very reasonable to run options that have greater braking capabilities.
Can't always drive as fast as that 3/4 ton gas pot though and for many that's the deal breaker (grin!).


Exact comment i made this winter when hauling cows out of neighor's place that had a barn fire, 1st full load long haul i've had since buying my 03 2500 cummins. 16 ft steel with 6 cows on board. Reason why i am anal about having good trailer brraks


I've pulled some stupid big loads with a 3/4 ton (WAY over legal - - - - grin!) - - - - its a great way to take out brakes!!!
Have since gone to a single axle truck (6 speed) w air brakes. It would pull a seriously heavy setup AND be able to stop it too.
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