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Old 10-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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Towing a 25ULA?

Hi All, anyone have any experience towing a 25ULA with a Silverado 2500 4x4 6.0L gas, 3.73 gear truck? I am looking to buy one, but not if I need a new truck to pull it. THX--Matt
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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CS,
I have pulled a 25 ULA for over 2 years. The only thing I can tell you is, it is very TONGUE HEAVY. Mine has a generator, so it's a little heavier.
My first truck was a Nissan Titan with a tow package, NOT enough truck. I pull it now with a ram 2500 diesel.....no problem.
You will need a good quality brake controller, weight dist hitch with sway control, and check your payload rating. After that you will see how good they pull.
For lack of a better term, it tracks really well, no sway. The ground clearance is a little low, but I have not had a problem.
Just remember one thing.....
PULLING is easy..........STOPPING is the real challenge .....

Enjoy & stay safe
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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THX Foneguy, my truck is set up with air bags and HD shocks. I also have the weight dist. hitch. My concern was did I have enough power to pull the thing around. My truck is rated to tow 8000 lbs., but I hate being under powered. Any more comments are strongly appreciated. THX--Matt
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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Matt,
As long as your payload can handle it, and you don't overload it.....my opinion is you will be alright..... I really can't stress the stopping part enough .......
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I totally agree with the stopping part. I will have to invest in a good brake controller. Are you satisfied with the 25ula? I have never owned a W & P before. THX--Matt
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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IMHO the 6.0 can do it. With a few thoughts though. How many miles on the 6.0 ? Where will you be towing ? What will you put in garage ?
What I read said the 25ula max gvr is roughly 9500# , you are on the edge! but not nearly as much as some asking this question. Good luck, and enjoy ! Whatever you're choice ! :thumbsup
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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Matt,
I am very satisfied with my ULA.... Very well built. I have only had a few minor problems......trim, etc..nothing major Thank God !!!
I see big problems on these forums.
It isn't a glamorous rig, but I it gets the job done, and will probably outlast all the fancy rigs on the road........
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Rolling buckeye, I have a 2001 model with 65k on it. I live in Cincinnati, Oh. and will be camping mostly in Indiana. I will be hauling a Polaris RZR that weighs 1000 lbs or so. I will be hauling the RZR to Red River George and near Lake Cumberland KY. THX--Matt
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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Let's not forget about the typical truck's achilles heel--payload capacity. IMO, tongue weight is usually the deal-breaker, not tow weight. I tow the smallest Ultra Work & Play which weighs 5000 lbs. empty. Loaded, vacation ready (water, gear, toys, etc.), the tongue weight jumps from ~770 lbs. empty to 1000-1100 lbs. My 5.7 liter Tundra can tow 10,100 lbs., but it only has 1500 lbs. of payload. I'm towing the smallest Ultra Work & Play and I only have 400-500 lbs. of remaining payload--enough payload for two average adults and their two kids--nothing else!

As for power, my toy hauler weighs in at 7000 lbs. loaded. My 5.7 engine in my Tundra doesn't break a sweat towing it--however, in terms of overall towing safety, IMO I'm pretty close to max'd out.
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Rolling buckeye, I have a 2001 model with 65k on it. I live in Cincinnati, Oh. and will be camping mostly in Indiana. I will be hauling a Polaris RZR that weighs 1000 lbs or so. I will be hauling the RZR to Red River George and near Lake Cumberland KY. THX--Matt
Ha ! We love red river gorge ! It is a little hilly there.but you would most likely be fine. We like our W&P. no real big problems. Only thing I would recommend,is to check the amount of clearance between top of tires and inner wheel well. I think you're truck would do ok for a while,but you will want more truck eventually,with most any TH. Truth is,the weight of the RZR by its self puts any of us right at or really close to max,without water,food,fuel,gen set,tools,and so on. Again just my opinion !!
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