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Old 02-16-2011, 10:00 PM
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20' enclosed trailer what to tow with?

I have a 2500hd with 6.0. Will towing a 20' enclosed trailer with two turf tigers be too much abuse on the truck? Will it handle it easily or should I be using a 1ton or greater?
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:17 PM
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Your truck will be fine.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:44 PM
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Yup you'll be good, I'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:23 PM
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Thanks guys. Thats what I thought but wanted to make sure.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:39 AM
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Let us know what your in town mpg is pulling this with the 6.0
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:44 PM
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Yup you'll be good, I'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.
and don't do that....without tounge weight you will sway like crazy on the highway. In fact, I make sure mowers are as far forward as possible
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:39 PM
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Yup you'll be good, I'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.

Whoa...dude!

Never get your weight to the back of the trailer axles. That's a heck of way to end up in a ditch from trailer sway.

Loads should be arranged so that you get about a 60/40 balance of weight to the front/rear. Tongue weight should be 10-15% of the overall weight.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:00 AM
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Whoa...dude!

Never get your weight to the back of the trailer axles. That's a heck of way to end up in a ditch from trailer sway.

Loads should be arranged so that you get about a 60/40 balance of weight to the front/rear. Tongue weight should be 10-15% of the overall weight.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:07 AM
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yup you'll be good, i'd just park your turf tigers as far back as you can that way you don't have a lot of tongue weight.
do not do this unless you plan on getting new equipment
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:50 PM
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I've always parked like that with mowers, or any thing else hauling and have never had my trailer sway.
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