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Old 04-03-2014, 08:31 PM   #41
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Not at all. From the vin number all the info can be found out.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:49 PM   #42
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They can't weigh what no longer exists

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:51 PM   #43
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I'm under my GCWR and tow ratings, by close to 1000lbs. Only thing over ratings is the payload on the truck. Braking the truck functions like it should, I could give two shits about pulling power, but braking is where the problems come from.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:38 PM   #44
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Just an update, we decided to upgrade to an f250 diesel. Make no mistake the f150 can definitely pull these trailers just fine, but when it comes down to the legalities and safety there is no substitute.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:16 AM   #45
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Very smart move. And you will love the sufferance of the diesel.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:27 AM   #46
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Not at all. From the vin number all the info can be found out.
Don't think vin numbers will list all the stuff that gets packed in the trailers and the tow vehicles. Just the weight when it left the factory.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:01 AM   #47
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I've always questioned the braking issue. If your trailer can't stop itself, the brakes aren't set right. No truck should have to stop both the truck and trailer, except in a faulty trailer situation. Then you're screwed no matter what truck you have, in an emergency situation. My exhaust brake will slow my trailer to the point that I barely use my brakes at all.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:29 AM   #48
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The much maligned half ton I own has dynamic braking uses the tranny to slow the whole rig down. It can do quit a bit, certainly not what Jake can do but does help.

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Old 04-11-2014, 01:53 PM   #49
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Can't beat the assist of a turbo brake on my diesel...wow!
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #50
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I was at the max with my tundra towing my 6500lb TT. With a 180 lb dog and the family and 950 lb of tongue weight we ran out of the 1580 lb payload. Traded it on a 14 Ram 3500 6.7 CTD with 4280 lb payload. No issues even with my wife's plans.......:-)

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