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Thinking about getting a 6x12 dump trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Barrett Landscaping, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,629

    :usflag:Hoping to get a 6x12 dump trailer to be pulled by my 2002 f250 with a 5.4 in it with 1 ton suspension. I will probably never full it to max weight capacity though. It will mainly haul debris, leaves, and mulch. Just wondering how you guys think it will handle the trailer.
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    My 01 f250 (5.4 engine) sags terrible with a heavy trailer...... also dosn't go up hills over 25mph pulling my 12ft dump with 5 yards of mulch. Luckily its just a backup to my Ram 3500 with a cummins. I would not recomend your truck for heavy loads daily...... it will do fine pulling that heavy trailer once in a while just dont expect to be able to keep up with traffic.
  3. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    It should be fine, unless you plan to haul everyday... But it should be fine with what your saying you would use it for, just don't expect to win any races!!
  4. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,629

    well i guess the good news is that i really only drive 40mph or less most of the time anyways and that I will be towing 10,000 or less pounds total. there are not that many bad hills where i live as well, just steep driveways sometimes. I am looking to get possibly a 6.8 V10 ford soon though.

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