Towing 14000 gvwr trailer with...?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mainstreet1984, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. mainstreet1984

    mainstreet1984 LawnSite Member
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    Hi everyone! I am trying to upgrade my mowing/towing setup this year. The Idea is this I do need to tow my trailer in the Spring ( mulch, clean up debris, some heaver stuff like bricks and rocks) also it will be busy in the Fall time, clean ups etc. The rest of the season truck will be on the cutting grass route. That's why I decided to go for a box truck ( secure, dry, no tie down stuff) The question is what kind of a truck t will be? I was looking for those Penske trucks ford 5.4l or GMC 3500 savana with 6.0L they already have towing package and with just adding the dove tail I thik it will work. Please state your opinion. Thank you.
     
  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    But you want the truck to be able to pull 14k of trailer? I would go with the Savana in your situation. The 6.0 should pull it no problem. My truck pulled 12k without a stutter.
     
  3. mainstreet1984

    mainstreet1984 LawnSite Member
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    what kind of a truck do you have?
     
  4. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You will likely need DOT numbers in your state, USDOT if you travel across state lines. Any trailer over 10,000 gvwr they are pretty stiff on now days. Also, if your trailer is 14,000 the most your truck can have a gvwr is 12,000 without you needing a CDL. This limits you to something the equivalent of a F-350.
     
  5. mainstreet1984

    mainstreet1984 LawnSite Member
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    Already have permit for getting class A CDL and here in NJ you need CDL if you towing trailer more that 10000 gvr. so this should not be a problem. My concern with all this hills that we have here in north NJ...and going 15mph iup to the hill is not funny
     
  6. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    2001 gmc 2500hd
     
  7. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
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    Not UNLESS the combo is over 26k.
     
  8. mainstreet1984

    mainstreet1984 LawnSite Member
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    • A tractor trailer; or,
    • A truck and trailer with a gross combination weight
    rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, provided
    the GCWR of the vehicle being towed is more
    than 10,000 pounds, you need a Class A license.
    You also qualify to operate vehicles in Class B
    and Class C, provided you have the proper extra
    endorsements.
    can somebody in the world explain to me what exactly it means?
     
  9. mainstreet1984

    mainstreet1984 LawnSite Member
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  10. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mainstreet did you read what you posted? You just made duffsters point for him.
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