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Old 02-04-2016, 07:38 AM   #1
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1/2 Ton Towable

Hi Guys

I'm looking to get a Work & Play
I need to fit 2 Harleys and for it to be 1/2 ton towable
Is it possible and if so which model would be best

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Old 02-04-2016, 08:40 AM   #2
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There are several that do provided your 1/2 ton is properly equipped.

In the under 10k GVWR class your choices are: 16UL, 18EC, 21VFB, 24UC and 25CB.

I choose the 25CB because I can get two Trikes in it as well as a Sportster.
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:18 PM   #3
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you can fit 2 Harley baggers in an 18EC, but it's tight....one up front against the bench, the other at an angle in the rear....only problem for rear bike is tie downs are not properly located....I added one in rear to help with securing rear bike.....hauled 2 to Sturgis last August....

I also added Firestone air bags to level truck with the extra tongue weight from one of the bikes being so far forward.....

tow my 18EC with 2012 1/2 ton Z71 Silverado.....

if budget allows, I suggest you purchase longer trailer......
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Old 02-06-2016, 03:28 PM   #4
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What are the specs on your 1/2 ton? What truck do you have?
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You need to get the Max cargo capacity from the yellow tire sticker on the drivers door jamb. Then subtract the loaded tongue weight, +100 lbs for hitch and the weight of the passengers and gear( in truck) . Your limiting factor will probably be cargo capacity not towing capacity.
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:10 AM   #6
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What are the specs on your 1/2 ton? What truck do you have?
I have a 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie

I like the 21vfb but would consider going to the 25cb if necessary
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do you know your payload and towing rating? Most Ram 1/2 tons have less payload rating than a minivan. Pretty disappointing when you bought it for hauling.
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do you know your payload and towing rating? Most Ram 1/2 tons have less payload rating than a minivan. Pretty disappointing when you bought it for hauling.
Payload is 1240
Max trailer weight is 9900
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Payload is 1240
Max trailer weight is 9900
doesn't give you much left for hitch weight once you got a few people in truck, weight of hitch, and anything in bed
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doesn't give you much left for hitch weight once you got a few people in truck, weight of hitch, and anything in bed
Well that sucks
Any recommendations ?

Can I up the payload capacity somehow or am I looking at a new truck if I want to tow a trailer ?

Any tips on how to talk the wife into agreeing to a 1 ton deisel ?

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