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Old 11-03-2014, 05:03 PM   #11
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Sad part is so many people listen to dealers that make these claims...after all the dealer said.....!!!
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:54 PM   #12
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I did have a cc short bed with a 5.3. 1/2 ton.
Had a 7200 camper empty.Wife adds the house into it . probably alot more.
Had to stop suddenly with it misting out.The trailer pushed me another 10 ft.Very lucky no one got hurt.
Don't Believe any salesman ever.
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Funny story...well kinda. I was looking at trailers in Paris texas... Stopped at a nice RV dealer and looked around. I was questioning the size of some of the trailers and references to how large they were...salesman said do you have a 3/4T? I said yes sir...he said it will pull it. I wondered but didn't say anything else. Some of those were prolly 15k+ units.


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Funny story...well kinda. I was looking at trailers in Paris texas... Stopped at a nice RV dealer and looked around. I was questioning the size of some of the trailers and references to how large they were...salesman said do you have a 3/4T? I said yes sir...he said it will pull it. I wondered but didn't say anything else. Some of those were prolly 15k+ units.


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I thought I might pull my 10,500lb Wildcat 5er with my 2013 Silverado 1500 tricked out. But instead I traded up to a 2014 GMC 2500 Duramax and then realized "What was I thinking". "Driving white knuckled and stressed out" or "sit back and enjoy the ride".
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To those that are worried about stopping with a 1/2 ton, you do realize that the trailer is supposed to be set up to stop using it's own brakes, 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton it does not matter the trailer should be doing its own braking.
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To those that are worried about stopping with a 1/2 ton, you do realize that the trailer is supposed to be set up to stop using it's own brakes, 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton it does not matter the trailer should be doing its own braking.
Until that braking system fails .....


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Until that braking system fails .....


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Like having your trailer plug come loose when you hit a stop light. After you FINAILLY get it to a stop, you go into your RV to change your Fruit of the Looms.
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Your not stopping that 16000 lbs with a 3/4 or one ton either.
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Your not stopping that 16000 lbs with a 3/4 or one ton either.
Where did 16,000 lbs come from?

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