View Full Version : Thinking about getting a 6x12 dump trailer

Barrett Landscaping
11-29-2010, 10:25 PM
:usflag:Hoping to get a 6x12 dump trailer to be pulled by my 2002 f250 with a 5.4 in it with 1 ton suspension. I will probably never full it to max weight capacity though. It will mainly haul debris, leaves, and mulch. Just wondering how you guys think it will handle the trailer.

11-29-2010, 10:40 PM
My 01 f250 (5.4 engine) sags terrible with a heavy trailer...... also dosn't go up hills over 25mph pulling my 12ft dump with 5 yards of mulch. Luckily its just a backup to my Ram 3500 with a cummins. I would not recomend your truck for heavy loads daily...... it will do fine pulling that heavy trailer once in a while just dont expect to be able to keep up with traffic.

11-30-2010, 05:47 PM
It should be fine, unless you plan to haul everyday... But it should be fine with what your saying you would use it for, just don't expect to win any races!!

Barrett Landscaping
11-30-2010, 06:41 PM
well i guess the good news is that i really only drive 40mph or less most of the time anyways and that I will be towing 10,000 or less pounds total. there are not that many bad hills where i live as well, just steep driveways sometimes. I am looking to get possibly a 6.8 V10 ford soon though.