Originally Posted by robm
looking to purchase 318bhs next coming year. Was looking to see if anyone has towed this with modified half ton. Currently I have a 2003 5.3L pushing 350hpw/ trans and upgraded brake mods. I realize the factory tow rating would be violated however not sure if I am up to making another payment on another truck (2500 w/ 6.0) since my other one is paid off.
well, for this year my 318 was right around 9800lbs loaded and the tongue weight was 1120
I just really don't see how others are towing with 1/2 ton trucks (save for an ecobeast with max tow) and enjoying it in any way what so ever??
I have my wife son and daughter with me almost always so that's my incentive to not outright tempt fate by overloading/overworking my tv
the other real issue you have to look at is longevity of your current truck...I don't know how much towing you plan on doing or on what terrain, but if you start racking up miles with that kinda weight on your tail, its surely going to increase the rate of wear on your truck.....?
im sure you will get those on here who say you are absolutely nuts for even thinking of doing that.....and im sure you will get those on here who are doing exactly what your thinking about and will say its ok because they have done it and nothing has happened...?
in any case the 318 is a great trailer.....we love ours!