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Old 09-29-2016, 04:44 PM   #21
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It is not about pulling but rather stopping it. I you are ever involved in a accident and they find you overloaded with a TT or 5er get ready to see the lawyers line up against you. Trade it and move up find a TV that meets your needs.
You may have a valid point here. Can you give us a link to the source of your information so we can study this issue?
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:59 PM   #22
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Most folks can only afford what they can afford so often they take their chances. The bad part is it might be a pay now or really pay later decision.
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The guy asked a question. Many tow with half tons. I did and changed. Let's let the OP try a few things before we scare him away.
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Have towed with an 05 Silverado 1/2 T for over 70,000 miles and towed from a 26' to a 33' TT and now a 31' 5er with no problems. Towed from Concord, NC to Weslaco, TX to FL to the Bay of Fundy to Des Moines, IA to Little Rock, AR and never had a problem with the truck. I don't pull fast in the mountains, but neither do the semis. Would I go to the Rockies, Hell no, but haven't had any problems east of the Mississippi.
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Yeah you got busted by the weight police and rightfully so. You can make some upgrades but it doesn't increase your payload and you are overweight for legal purposes. Some of the new F150's with the higher payloads and towing capacity will keep you in the legal numbers. There again some people will tell you still need a bigger truck.
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Have towed with an 05 Silverado 1/2 T for over 70,000 miles and towed from a 26' to a 33' TT and now a 31' 5er with no problems. Towed from Concord, NC to Weslaco, TX to FL to the Bay of Fundy to Des Moines, IA to Little Rock, AR and never had a problem with the truck. I don't pull fast in the mountains, but neither do the semis. Would I go to the Rockies, Hell no, but haven't had any problems east of the Mississippi.
So are you over weight with the 5r? Just because you have towed all over that doesn't make it safe. More likely lucky. If you are afraid of the Rockies then you're definitely under trucked.
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Yeah you got busted by the weight police and rightfully so. You can make some upgrades but it doesn't increase your payload and you are overweight for legal purposes. Some of the new F150's with the higher payloads and towing capacity will keep you in the legal numbers. There again some people will tell you still need a bigger truck.
To whom are you speaking?
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To the OP. If you're under your weight ratings then I would suggest Air bags, LT tires and Bilstien 4600 shocks. You don't want 5100's. Those aren't for stock ride height trucks. I had 5100's on the rear of my Ram 2500 and recently made the switch to KYB Mono shocks. IMO they're a lot more controlling that the 5100. I kept the 5100's on the front because I have a 2" leveling kit on.
Problem is Bags run around $350-450. LT tires are $800+/-. Shocks are $$300 for 4. So $1500 to get a more stable ride. Certainly a lot cheaper than dropping $20,000 plus your truck for a bare bones 3/4-1 ton truck.
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