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Old 01-04-2014, 03:53 PM
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Pulling trailer in the snow?

Well we have 6 to 12 inches of snow coming in, and I was wanting some feedback from people who have pulled a trailer in the snow before. I have an old GMC Sierra ans yes its four wheel drive 5.7 liter. I think my biggest concern is stopping. I will just have a snow blower and my hydro mower that has been converted into a plow on it. I think with the extra weight of the trailer pushing down on the rear of the truck, traction shouldnt be a problem. Biggest concern is stopping, there is no brakes on the trailer.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:54 PM
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Its an open trailer also.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:10 PM
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I just hauled my 7x12 dump trailer today in Michigan and yes it does take more to stop it in the winter. common sense goes a long way but its the other drivers that cause me the most problem. I haul it with a 04 gmc 4 wd, taking off is a little different as well. good luck and enjoy all the snow we are about to get
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:11 PM
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I've always thought about this...personally I would be scared to death towing any trailer in that much snow...a few inches no biggy but 6-12 is a lot of snow for a trailer to deal with. It would be hard enough for the truck alone but with a trailer it could present problems as you mentioned like stopping. Personally I wouldn't do it but that's just me
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:22 PM
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Every big storm i tow my skid steer in the snow, put weight in the truck and hit the road. Stop real slow so its doesnt pass the truck and make turns real slow and wide. Your trailer is really light so it probably wont matter anyway
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:58 PM
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I have pulled a 5x10 open trailer with a 24 and 28 2 stage blowers.

No problem pulled easy. Trailer light, load light, did not go fast, left room to stop.

However yesterday I left the trailer home. My two son's in their Chevy Colorado crew cab had 1 blower.

I with my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is set up as a pick up because I have a wind screen behind the front seat creating an enclosed cab space. Had the other blower.

It made it easier to fit down snow choked roads and find a spot to park. Second truck can help get you unstuck with a chain. Split up if needed you have to be at two locations at once. Something breaks one can go off and get the broken blower fixed.

You do what you have to do. You can make a trailer work.

Though my son's are not always available. So no 2nd truck. Even when I work by myself I want that 2nd blower as a back up. Everybody wants their driveway done 2 hours ago. I can not afford to lose time to break downs. So I may be using a trailer again.

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Old 01-04-2014, 08:07 PM
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Pulling trailer in the snow?

Park it at your job before the event
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:28 PM
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Well, I never wanted to take it in the salt and snow, but I think I'm gonna upgrade to a bigger trailer for my summer work this year anyway.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:30 PM
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I don't do a ton of snow work, about 12 residentials, a very small apartment building, and a small parking strip, maybe 15 car strip for a tiny church.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:34 PM
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should be no problem, just take it slow. Its not like you are pulling a large anount of weight
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