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Old 05-27-2011, 07:39 AM   #11
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I would like to know where this chart originated from – have seen it several times but have not been able to find it anywhere. Does it take into consideration for sway control/ weight distribution? I would really like to see some back up documentation on the source.
This means a crew cab 2011 Chevy crew cab dually with long bed has a wheel base of 167.7” and can only pull a 34’ trailer?
No attack on you – just want to know.
This chart was posted on a guy's RV website that was shut down several years ago due some copyright allegations with a corporate is hard to go up against the big guys.

As far as I know there is no documentation. That is why I used "hypothetical", "recognized", and "regulation" in my reply. Gotta start somewhere.


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Old 05-27-2011, 07:48 AM   #12
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thanks for the info- I have seen others on the forum post this is if it were law, which is the reason i would like to know its origin. would hate to see someone get a trailer that is shorter than what they want - but of course with in weights- because of a possibly outdated chart.
and i do agree gotta start somewhere...can't anything in the owners manual about trailer lenghts

thanks for the 411

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Old 05-27-2011, 10:50 AM   #13
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I don't put much stock in all of these charts. Our Dodge 2500 quad cab, 8' foot bed can pull much more than a 32' trailer. One of the service guys at our dealership pulls his 32' camper with a full size van, which is a lot shorter than our truck. Our owners manual states we can pull 10,000 pounds. Doesn't say anything about the length whatsoever.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:52 PM   #14
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At one time I was pulling a 50' 4 car carrier behind a 99 gmc 4door long bed dually. and also had a 45' 3 car carrier behind a 99 gmc ext. cab long bed dually. these where gooseneck trailers, not sure if that makes a difference in length to wheelbase. I know a lot of auto transports use these combo's everyday coast to coast. I know DOT raise eyebrows with these set ups as well, the 50' deal loaded scaled just under 16,000lbs had to watch what 4 cars where loaded.

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