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Old 04-11-2011, 09:13 PM
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Dump insert in a 1500?

I have a 07 chevy silverado 6 and a half bed can i put a dump insert in and still pull a 14 foot enclosed or should i put extra leaf springs?Comments please
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:30 PM
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Maybe?

I was looking at it for my dodge ram 1500 6 ft bed and the weight of a steel insert empty would pretty much max it out. Then if you were to add a load, then forget about it!

Questions:
    1. What are you going to be hauling in it? (mulch, topsoil, rock)
    2. How often will you be using it?
    3. Do you see yourself pulling your trailer with a load in the insert?

My advice:
If you decide to get an insert, go with aluminum! Soo much lighter, better fuel economy since it is less weight. Cons: More $$$

If in doubt about your leaf springs, upgrade them! They are expensive to replace/repair... Karma always has it happen when you don't have the money to pay for it. Plus, if it breaks, you aren't going anywhere, your outta commission!

Hope this helps!
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:33 PM
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I know a guy who has a 90 something F150 and has a ss bed insert and pulls a 20ft enclosed trailer. He had air bags installed instead of more springs. Thats the way to go I think. I had 2 extra leafs (on each side) and a 4 pack of helper springs installed on our 06 F250 and the cost was about 40% more than if I would have just installed air bags. I just saw a air bag package with compressor and gauges for 400ish. Just remember a 1/2 ton can only do so much.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:34 PM
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Grass and mulch and yes all the time
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:22 AM
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Loadhandler tarp might be better to bridge the gap until you get a bigger truck.
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