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Old 01-11-2015, 03:40 PM   #11
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:11 PM   #12
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If anyone is towing a 9500lb 5er with a Titan they're overloaded. Nothing new in the 1/2 ton-5er world.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:17 PM   #13
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They are unveiling the new Titan tomorrow with Cummins power. Not sure of the weight capabilities, but it should be in line with the new Fords. It should shake things up a good bit.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:48 PM   #14
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:56 PM   #15
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Someone a few years back did it, not sure for how long or how well it worked.

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Old 01-11-2015, 09:08 PM   #16
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I can almost guarantee he was overweight on his pin weight. There is no way to get some weight on the front axle as short as the bed is on a Titan. The weight will always be behind the axle. Air bags aren't the magical cure all...They help but, increase nothing...
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:49 PM   #17
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Half ton trucks are limited to only a very few 5'ers they can safely tow. Your selection will be limited. The major problem I see is the 5.5ft bed. Ford recommends NOT towing 5'ers with their 5.5ft beds that come with the full 4 door crew cab.

The rig in the sig has a 6.5ft bed, 850 pound on the pin, 7800 pound trailer, loaded, per the scales. Reese slider hitch. And a dent in the cab.

And any 1/2 ton should have upgraded tranny coolers in addition to the factory tow package cooler. And a tranny temp gauge is a good idea, too. IMHO.
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[QUOTE=Radio;762938]The rig in the sig has a 6.5ft bed, 850 pound on the pin, 7800 pound trailer, loaded, per the scales. Reese slider hitch. And a dent in the cab./QUOTE]


Sorry to chuckle, but which came first? The dent or the slider?
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The rig in the sig has a 6.5ft bed, 850 pound on the pin, 7800 pound trailer, loaded, per the scales. Reese slider hitch. And a dent in the cab.

Sorry to chuckle, but which came first? The dent or the slider?
I don't mind the chuckle. This is a teaching moment to any who reads this.

The dent is there as a monument to my laziness and complacency. You see I found out that if you are pulling forward in a tight turn on flat level ground the trailer will clear the cab.

And then I found out if you are turning and backing into an unlevel incline, the trailer will NOT clear the cab.
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I don't mind the chuckle. This is a teaching moment to any who reads this.



The dent is there as a monument to my laziness and complacency. You see I found out that if you are pulling forward in a tight turn on flat level ground the trailer will clear the cab.



And then I found out if you are turning and backing into an unlevel incline, the trailer will NOT clear the cab.

I have a similar dent under the side of my camper- I found that if you screw up parking so bad that you're headed off of the pad and your wife tells you not to backup, don't talk her into it. I went off that pad and sunk like 9" into the grass!
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