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Old 10-01-2016, 01:04 PM   #81
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My brother-in-law's overload f250 still broke a spring overloaded even with him putting something to lessen the bottoming impact. I guess you can move the weakest link to something else that breaks first.?

Is there proof that it broke cause it was overloaded???? Lots of things can break springs


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Old 10-01-2016, 01:09 PM   #82
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Proof? :-) He was about 500 lbs over the rear axle limit and hit a bump on a bridge when it happened. He said it wasn't a real big bump either. He pulls a 39' Keystone Sprinter which is way too much for any F250 except maybe the new 2017s. He went up from an F150 like mine but not nearly enough for a 5er. I had some folks say they went to a F250 because it is "super duty". LOL He could squeak by with an F350 SRW but a duelly would be better. Use the specs and numbers folks and weigh them all.

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Old 10-01-2016, 01:19 PM   #83
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Is there proof that it broke cause it was overloaded???? Lots of things can break springs
I just assumed it broke because it was a Ford
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Old 10-01-2016, 01:25 PM   #84
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In college I used to drive/maintain a fleet of 1/2, 3/4 & 1 ton trucks for construction /utility companies... When regularly operated near payload capacity or for serious towing the gas 1/2 ton trucks did not hold up well requiring constant brake, tranny, and suspension work... Diesel work on our 1 tons was very pricey making the gas 3/4 tons the best bang/buck.

IMO the OP could trade-in his Titan for a used 3/4 ton gasser and almost break-even on price. In 2013 I bought a 2011 Ram 2500 CC w/5.7 Hemi, 3000 lb. payload & balance of powertrain warranty for $14,000. The 5.7 Hemi has 385hp compared to the Titan 5.6's 305hp plus the 2500 has a beefier frame, suspension, and brakes.

Our entry-level Ram 2500 CC has a payload of 3,000 but a GCVW of only 15,000 which is actually LESS than the Titan... IMO Ram went light on the specs to not compete with their diesel sales whereas Nissan went bold on specs to compete w/other 1/2 ton manufacturers... So even with similar specs there is a big difference in towing experience & safety.

Our TT is 8,000 loaded so loaded with all of our gear we operate very near our GCVW, although we are 500 under our max payload of 3,000... We have no issues towing throughout the Smoky Mts., in high winds, and on bad surfaces. In comparison, the OP wants to tow a TT that is already 8,000 EMPTY which takes his Titan well-over Nissan's already liberal payload & GCVW specs...

IMO you can get-away with overloading for a while but eventually something breaks, you can't stop/control in an emergency, etc. and then you have to live with the regret of your poor choices. So IMO the OP needs to find a safer choice for towing a TT that is 8,000 empty with GCVW over 15,000... IMO he can sell the Nissan & buy a 2500 for less (net) than the parts would cost to upgrade his Nissan... Yes, technically one could "lose the house" if your overloaded condition caused serious injury/death but IMO the "ambulance chasing" lawyers are targeting commercial trucks w/huge insurance limits...
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:00 PM   #85
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I just assumed it broke because it was a Ford

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Old 10-01-2016, 07:07 PM   #86
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If the OP had a F150 instead of a Titan he may not have been overweight.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:07 AM   #87
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With all of this safety talk, I just want to point out that speed has an exponential affect on kinetic energy, whereas mass does not. We seem to worry a LOT on here about a 2% increase in mass which will have a small effect on stopping distance and energy should there be a collision, yet worry little about speed. The SAFEST thing we could do is SLOW DOWN, yet no one seems to preach it- at least nothing other than, "don't exceed 65 as that's what the ST tires are rated for."
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:49 AM   #88
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I wonder why the OP has never posted a follow-up?
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I don't know why we don't all buy an OTR tractor and convert it to pull rv trailers That must be the only solution in soms people''s world.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:31 AM   #90
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