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FarmerZeb
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: towing math Reply to specific post Reply with quote

tell me if I got this right

according to the towing guide (I think I only saw the thing once three years ago):

1985 F250 with a 6.9 C6auto and 4.10 gears

CGVW of 16,000 lbs
Truck Weighs 6,100 lbs with me in it
10k car hauler weighs 2,200 lbs empty

which means I can haul a 7,800 lb tractor

right??????

thanks,

Paul
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: towing math Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ya I'd say it should play with 7800 pounds, probebly pull 17800 pounds
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: towing math Reply to specific post Reply with quote

GCWR isn't an overly important number in most areas. BC is the only place that I know of that enforces it. Keep within your GVWR's for both the truck and trailer and keep within the axle ratings. The GVWR should be 8,800lbs. That gives you 2700lbs of tongue weight, if it were possible to load the axles evenly.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: towing math Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I know it will pull a lot more than a 10k car hauler but if I got in accident it would get interesting. However, it is a lot easier to protect ones' self if you are operating with in the mfg's suggested specifications.

-Paul
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: towing math Reply to specific post Reply with quote

With a 10,000 lb trailer you should have only 15% on the tongue and that would only be 1,500 lbs. max.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: towing math Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I know that. Legally speaking, the truck could, provided the weight could be properly distributed, pull 16,875lbs at 16% tongue weight. He'll have no problem remaining legal with the truck, given his GVWR and the trailer he intends to pull.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: towing math Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Here, PA, a trailer under 10K GVW is not registered combination and would be fine behind your truck, however, that means when you jack the trailer up off the truck it can"t be over 10K or over an individual axle rating. On a larger trailer that you have combination registered, you actually weigh the whole truck and trailer together and just have to stay under your axle ratings and combo limit.
 
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