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mainstreet1984
01-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Hi everyone! I am trying to upgrade my mowing/towing setup this year. The Idea is this I do need to tow my trailer in the Spring ( mulch, clean up debris, some heaver stuff like bricks and rocks) also it will be busy in the Fall time, clean ups etc. The rest of the season truck will be on the cutting grass route. That's why I decided to go for a box truck ( secure, dry, no tie down stuff) The question is what kind of a truck t will be? I was looking for those Penske trucks ford 5.4l or GMC 3500 savana with 6.0L they already have towing package and with just adding the dove tail I thik it will work. Please state your opinion. Thank you.

LandFakers
01-13-2013, 03:15 PM
But you want the truck to be able to pull 14k of trailer? I would go with the Savana in your situation. The 6.0 should pull it no problem. My truck pulled 12k without a stutter.

mainstreet1984
01-13-2013, 07:03 PM
what kind of a truck do you have?

MudslinginFX4
01-13-2013, 07:40 PM
You will likely need DOT numbers in your state, USDOT if you travel across state lines. Any trailer over 10,000 gvwr they are pretty stiff on now days. Also, if your trailer is 14,000 the most your truck can have a gvwr is 12,000 without you needing a CDL. This limits you to something the equivalent of a F-350.

mainstreet1984
01-13-2013, 08:07 PM
Already have permit for getting class A CDL and here in NJ you need CDL if you towing trailer more that 10000 gvr. so this should not be a problem. My concern with all this hills that we have here in north NJ...and going 15mph iup to the hill is not funny

LandFakers
01-13-2013, 08:17 PM
what kind of a truck do you have?
2001 gmc 2500hd

Duffster
01-20-2013, 08:55 AM
here in NJ you need CDL if you towing trailer more that 10000 gvr.

Not UNLESS the combo is over 26k.

mainstreet1984
01-20-2013, 04:23 PM
• A tractor trailer; or,
• A truck and trailer with a gross combination weight
rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided
the GCWR of the vehicle being towed is more
than 10,000 pounds, you need a Class A license.
You also qualify to operate vehicles in Class B
and Class C, provided you have the proper extra
endorsements.
can somebody in the world explain to me what exactly it means?

mainstreet1984
01-20-2013, 04:24 PM
http://www.nj.gov/mvc/pdf/Commercial/CDL_Manual_english.pdf

CLARK LAWN
01-20-2013, 05:00 PM
Mainstreet did you read what you posted? You just made duffsters point for him.
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Duffster
01-20-2013, 05:10 PM
• A tractor trailer; or,
• A truck and trailer with a gross combination weight
rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided
the GCWR of the vehicle being towed is more
than 10,000 pounds, you need a Class A license.
You also qualify to operate vehicles in Class B
and Class C, provided you have the proper extra
endorsements.
can somebody in the world explain to me what exactly it means?

http://www.nj.gov/mvc/pdf/Commercial/CDL_Manual_english.pdf

Reading is fundamental isn't? :hammerhead::laugh:

mainstreet1984
01-20-2013, 06:13 PM
it was not an argument, it is cry for help! my wife (English major) her sister we all read this, and still have different opinions on this. And stuff I posted is from CDL manual...so it is legit.

mainstreet1984
01-20-2013, 06:21 PM
and if I don't need a CDL for my 1400k trailer and 12k truck then Hallelujah!!!!

Duffster
01-20-2013, 06:27 PM
OK then. But it is in plain english.

truck and trailer with a gross combination weight
rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided
the GCWR of the vehicle being towed is more
than 10,000 pounds, you need a Class A license.

The key word here is PROVIDED.

If the combo isn't over 26k GCWR then wether or not the trailer is over 10k is immaterial.

mainstreet1984
01-20-2013, 07:52 PM
and Thank you!