Originally Posted by gcbailey
I see a lot of stuff about engines on a 1/2 ton and pulling it, but nothing about transmissions and braking systems.
Even pulling a 10ft trailer with a 1/2 ton, you can get a lot of weight pushing you and experience some heavy brake fade, especially on older drum style brakes.
the transmission will be built to handle what the engine is built to handle.
but the breaks are a good point. in fact even if you have a bigger truck you still should have trailer brakes if pulling a heavy enough trailer. one thing i was looking forward to having till my trailer broke