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Old 03-02-2011, 05:54 PM
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Truck and Trailer

I got a quick question for u guys i have a 07 Chevy Silverado 1500 and was wondering if i can pull my 16 foot enclosed trailer and be able to put a 6 and a half dump insert in?Is this possible?
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:08 PM
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It will be fine don’t go over weight. the next thing make sure you have your trailer brakes in working order.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:48 PM
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Get a 1 ton dump. The half ton is too light. The weight of the insert will about max out you load limit.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:51 PM
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OK i was a little worried because it is only a 1500 do u think i will need to get leaf springs what do you think about putting a plow on the front?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:52 PM
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see thats what i thought i was just wanting some to make it easier to dump the grass
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:52 PM
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what engine do you have.

It will pull the trailer but pulling the weight all the time will result in alot more wear and tear such as breaks. The dump inserts aren't light, this will result in alot more wear in tear especially on the brakes suspension and drivetrain.

Plowing with a 1/2 ton some guys will say yeah it is fine to do. But talk o any suspension/frame shop. A reputable suspension comapany will be able to id which truck had been used for plowing. Even putting the heavy springs in front, you will still have alot of wear and tear in front from plowing.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:59 AM
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I put a truck craft aluminum 6 footer in my 1500, and tow a 14 foot open trailer full of gear. The aluminum insert only ways like 400lbs, so with a good ad a leaf, and trailer brakes it made it through last summer fine. And I plowed all winter with it with a 7.5ft boss standard duty
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:24 PM
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ok well what kind of plow should i put on it i mean its only a 1500 did u have to put a lift on it
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:36 PM
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I'm quite happy with my 7.5 boss standard duty on mine, just added timbrens and cranked the bar's a bit. 800lbs of ballast helps too
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2000 1500 Z71 Ext Cab Short Box
6ft Aluminum Truck Craft Dump Insert
20x8 Atlas Enclosed Trailer
14x 6.5 Tandem Open Landscaping Trailer
1 2011 Walker 23/48
1 36" Scag Belt Drive Fixed Deck walkbehind
2 21" Toro Super Recylers
1 Blue Bird Lawn Dethatcher
1 Classen 30" core aerator
1 Sthil FS 90R (love the 4-mix)
1 Sthil KM 90R with trimmer, edger, poll pruner and tiller
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:58 PM
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ok thanks thats what i think that i will do
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