1/2 ton question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grasscutter845, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. grasscutter845

    grasscutter845 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Im going to buy a 6x10 cam superline dump trailer and put a leaf box on it i dont know how high, but do you think it would be to much for a 1/2 ton truck i have a 05 chevy 1500 5.3??????
  2. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
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    i think you should be ok ,just make shure the trailer has brake's of some kind electric or surge .
  3. JWLandscaping

    JWLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    should be fine i have a simliar set up on my gmc 1500 does well just has to have electric brakes
  4. Riley Lawn Service

    Riley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    i have an 02 dodge ram 1500 and it pulls my little trailer without problem but if i was going to be pulling something like that i would definately be running some electric brakes
  5. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 346

    You will be fine I have a 6x10 Bri Mar dump with a leaf box and my 97 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.2 pulls it fine. I have put 1 1/2 cords of firewood in the leaf box and my truck pulled it fine. Just make sure you have electric brakes.
  6. grasscutter845

    grasscutter845 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Yeah i have electric brakes. What would be best to put in the rear end so it doesnt go down so much when i hook the trailer up to it? Airbag?
  7. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    You'll be fine, but you'll also me much safer in a 2500. Don't go on highways with it. The difference between a 1500 and 2500 is night and day. I had an atv in my 1500 on the highway and its all over the road compared to my 2500's.

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,475

    i think if you have electric brakes on the trailer thats gonna help and if you wanted to put a timbren kit in the rear so it doesnt squat down too much that would help alot .but one thing is for sure its still a 1/2 ton and if you get pulled over by your states truck squad (dot)you might be in for a ticket.check out TRUCKSPRING.COM for the timbren kit
    for $195 - $265 you can get a nice set-up.good luck.
    ps i just ordered the timbrens for my truck ,they should be in within 3to7 days so if i can be of any help just ask.

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