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Old 11-29-2010, 09:25 PM
Barrett Landscaping Barrett Landscaping is online now
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Thinking about getting a 6x12 dump trailer

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.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:40 PM
Evan528 Evan528 is offline
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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.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:47 PM
rcslawncare rcslawncare is offline
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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!!
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:41 PM
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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.
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