dump trailer question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cutbetterthanyou, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Me? Yes. Does it matter?
     
  2. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a class c
     
  3. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not agueing because im sure your probally right, but what other laws are you talking about? There has to be a legal way to do it with a 3/4 ton, if not how do guys pulling a 3 car hauler do it? I got a friend of mine that gets pulled over on average 2xs a week and checked by DOT that's pulling a 3 car wedge with a 2500 cummins on a normal liecence
     
  4. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In MD you need a class A cdl to to a commercial trailer that is registered over 10k. A camper no but your dump trailer would need a class A
     
  5. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No you don't.
     
  6. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was told this too, but i talked to a DOT officer last week about it and he said you don't. He said as long as your not over the total 26k combined, and that the truck and trailers registration is really what they look at. "meaning" Pay the state a bunch of money in registration fees and your good, if not i'll give you a fine and we'll get our money anyway. I have come to the conculsion that there job isn't about safety its about how much money the state can make off us working ppl, I just want to have everything right so when they do pull me they can't give me a ticket.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Youve heard it before but your still a moron
     
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    That would be the trucks own limits. Rear end, tires, rims, etc.

    Probably a fifth wheel. Most 3/4 tons are rated to tow around 14000 on a fifth wheel. But GCWR isnt listed on door jams so as long as your not over on your rear axle you get get away with towing more than the manufacturers spec.
     
  9. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hmmmm. Who died and crowned you king dick?
     
  10. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think he's right though. In the eyes of the DOT it seems the numbers they care about are GVWR, GAWR, GCWR. Not anywhere does it say they are concerned with what Ford, Chevy, or Dodge print. Towing a fully loaded 14k dump with a ranger would get you bad attention and not to mention be grossly over your RGAWR, probably a violation. So again by following the ratings above the DOT has it well covered in terms of what you can do. Even some of the 3/4 ton trucks could be over their RGAWR with a fully loaded 14-16k dump. So again technically with a 9200 truck you could tow 16,800. But would the tongue of a fully loaded trailer like that be over your RGAWR? Now take my dually. I have a 4995lb payload rating. I need to weigh the truck first but lets say I have a usable 4000lbs of payload. I'm rated to 14,100 by Ford but I bet I could tow a 20k gooseneck (with CDL) and still be under my RGAWR but over Fords recommendation.

    Not if you want to talk legalities of an accident. That's a different ball game.
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