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N.H.BOY
12-04-2007, 07:25 PM
Yes I did a quick search for this info and didnt find much. I plan on getting a down easter 12' dump trailer double axels with 12,ooo weight. I have a 2002 F250 crew cab (4 full doors) V-8 short box. I plan on hauling leafs and mulch and sometimes cord wood. I'm quessing my truck will not perform well what do you guys think???

WALKER LANDSCAPE
12-04-2007, 07:29 PM
Hey we have F 250 we pull Bri Mar dumps ours are deisels. I think you will be ok just watch the weight.

N.H.BOY
12-04-2007, 07:57 PM
Hey we have F 250 we pull Bri Mar dumps ours are deisels. I think you will be ok just watch the weight.

Weight of what? The materials right? leafs and mulch should be alright your saying. Thanks for the reply

newtostone
12-04-2007, 08:14 PM
Youll be alright. Just keep in mind that you have the ability to have some serious weight behind you, so make sure your trailer brakes are always working, and drive as if you know you have some weight behind you. I have a Cam 10' 12kGVW and i love it. Just keep in mind the trailer will weigh in almost twice your trucks weight and youll be all set.:dancing:ENjoy

FearThisDeere
12-04-2007, 08:50 PM
What gears do you have? You will be fine no matter what as long as you stay in the limits no matter what I would say. My V10 pulls my 10' CAM Superline loaded with 8K lbs. (11K lbs. total) without an issue and I only have the 3.73 gears.

clay duncan
12-04-2007, 09:05 PM
i am guessing your truck is a 5.4 with a 3.73 rearend. if so your max towing capacity will be around 6500 lbs with a crew cab. it will tow that kind of weight but you will know the trailer is behind you and you will not win any races, especially on the interstate. if you are going to be hauling leaves and mulch i think it will handle that fine, i would experiment with the trailer and see how much wood, gravel and such you can tow without killing your truck. i have almost the same truck but mine is a extended cab......clay

N.H.BOY
12-04-2007, 09:57 PM
Yea thanks for the replys my truck does have the 5.4 and Ill have to check the gears, Ive got a 20 foot landscape trailer that I haul my stuff with no problems, but I tote around my 1979 chevy nova on the trailer and I can fell that when Im pulling. All well I quess Ill try her out.:clapping:

Skimastr105
12-04-2007, 11:40 PM
You should be fine - my dodge with a 5.9L gas engine does alright pulling my dump trailer with mulch. Usually we use the diesels, but once and a while the dodge comes out.

proenterprises
03-12-2008, 01:19 PM
How about an f150, short bed, heavy duty, 5.4 v8?
Anyone have any insight on this combo with a 10' or 12' dump trailer, light loads of mulch only.

Shuter
03-12-2008, 06:16 PM
I have pulled around a 10' U-Dump dump trailer with my F-250 for 4 years now with no problem. Leafs, mulch, stone, firewood, and lots of brush.

GreenN'Clean
03-12-2008, 06:24 PM
I've always used F 250 and have never had any problems

DK lawn care
03-13-2008, 12:49 PM
Yea thanks for the replys my truck does have the 5.4 and Ill have to check the gears, Ive got a 20 foot landscape trailer that I haul my stuff with no problems, but I tote around my 1979 chevy nova on the trailer and I can fell that when Im pulling. All well I quess Ill try her out.:clapping:

I think youll be fine. BTW what are ur RPM's at 60 and 65 mph? That is a easy way to tell what kind of gears you have. Ppl on fordtrucks.com are always towin 10-12k with their 5.4's. U just wont win any races and dont be afraid to rev her when ur towin up grades. The 5.4 and 6.8 love to be revved for long periods of time because of their SOHC topend.

ken gustafson
03-13-2008, 04:07 PM
I pull a 6 x 12 dump trailer with a full cord of Oak or Madrone all over my county. All hills and have no problems. I live in the mountains and have a 5.4 V8 i sell about 150 cords per year....haul other loads but wood is the bulk. Ken