Originally Posted by Knepp1bj
Crunchman, I appreciate the opinion and you are correct this is a public board and i asked for opinions. But here is the thing, one i am not going to buy a car, i dont have room for a 3rd car nor do i feel like paying for insurance. 2) I hate when people say "good luck stopping"! c mon man its the 21st century, a good brake controller or the factory controller will stop the truck/trailer combo just fine.
i did not mention this because i was looking for opinions but i towed it home and a few hundred miles with a 2012 half ton rated at 9600 before i upgraded. length has no difference on weight which is 7,300 lbs per the CAT scales.
Just so we are on the same page....
You did not buy the 8000 pound Salem 31QTBS because it was wayyyy to heavy for your 1/2 ton (9600) so you bought the much lighter 7300 pound Swadow cruiser. (Add 200lbs per baby)
You asked for advice regarding your sway issues with 2 friction sway bars but you sold them after your first trip and bought your existing 3/4 truck?
You had not asked for additional advice regarding towing due to your 3/4 truck doing a great job towing?
Now that you are a comfortable towing you want to go back to the 1/2 ton but still not sure how low you can go and still get away with it?
Well, guess that sums it up...Good luck to you and your decision.