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Old 09-07-2015, 07:49 PM   #13
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When a truck manufacturer post the towing info on their doors, it means they have done a good amount of research on those figures. Does it mean you can't tow more? NO. Does it mean you can't go faster? NO. Does it mean you can't "get by" going out of specks? NO. It simply means that is the max they will certify that certain truck will handle SAFELY.
You may "get by" for a while, but why push it? I once saw a Nissan Titan towing the space shuttle. Was it certified to tow a space shuttle?
People need to look at both ends of the equation. Can you stop it? Are you going to kill yourself or others trying to. Life is short. Be safe.
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It was a Toyota not a Nissan. And stoping is done by the trailer brakes. Even a one ton towing its max weight will be in trouble if the trailer brakes fail.
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2016 max out Dodge 1 ton will tow over 31000! Just released numbers yesterday...must be for those pull'n freight trains! Or, logg'n
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I do believe the TV's brakes have a great deal to do with the stopping process. You are begging for trouble if you depend too much on your trailer brakes alone. That's why they are adjustable. The difference between the brakes on a 1500 and a 2500 HD is huge in what they will stop and how fast.
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2016 max out Dodge 1 ton will tow over 31000! Just released numbers yesterday...must be for those pull'n freight trains! Or, logg'n
That should make a lot of potential 5ers happy!
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If your trailer brakes are not stopping your trailer you need to get them looked at. You are also trying to stop more weight with a 2500 than a 1500.
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If your trailer brakes are not stopping your trailer you need to get them looked at. You are also trying to stop more weight with a 2500 than a 1500.
but with much better equipment. The brakes on a 2500HD are huge, not small and much less efficient in comparison to a 1500. The exhaust brake is nice too.
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but with much better equipment. The brakes on a 2500HD are huge, not small and much less efficient in comparison to a 1500. The exhaust brake is nice too.
I don't know about that. My F150 has 13.8" front rotors and 13.7" rear rotors. Your 2500 has 13.8" front rotors and 14.17" rear rotors...NOT a huge difference. I don't have exhaust brake, but with the "Selec-shift" transmission I can keep my #7500 trailer under 50 mph on a 10 mile 5% descent...without applying the brakes. With the right technique I really don't see braking an issue in this case.

The only issue I see is the 3.55s
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