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Old 09-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #11
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is it common to have springs resting on the axle when towing? im maxed out.
The springs always lay on the axle, they are bolted there. On the other hand if the frame is laying on the axle you got problems.
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well as it is...i got 4" between the rubber and frame with the trailer hooked and loaded. uhaul says the leafs tighten up as they max out so im good. thanks guys.
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Pics man! This could be funny.
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whats funny about a guy trying to keep from being killed on the road?
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whats funny about a guy trying to keep from being killed on the road?
Ask Frogger.


I was meaning pictures of your springs maxed out.
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gotcha.........
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well as it is...i got 4" between the rubber and frame with the trailer hooked and loaded. uhaul says the leafs tighten up as they max out so im good. thanks guys.
Well how much gap is there unloaded?
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5 or 6............
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made it! easy day. no problems at all. thanks for everyones help.
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cant use a offset on a ball.

ok, next question...can a 3/4 ton carrying its max bed load still tow its max tow load?
To answer your question Bobski, no. What you need to do is open the owner's manual for your truck, and look up it's GCVWR (gross combined vehicle weight rating). If you do not have the owner's manual, this information is on the sticer on the inside of the door frame that also has you tire size on it. This is the maximum load you can carry, and it is based on the weight of you truck, the weight of the trailer, the weight of the driver and passengers, and the weight of your cargo. Also check the weight ratings listed on all of your tires. If this number is lower than that of your ruck, do not exceed the wieght rating of the tires. You can get their combined weight rating by adding the rating of all 4 tires together. Exceeding this number can lead to broken parts, and will shorten your trucks life span.

Using my 1992 F-150 as an example, i have a 6,000 pound tow rating, with a 9,350 pound GCVWR, an unladen weight of 4,750 pounds, and a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds. My utility trailer weighs 990 pounds with a gross weight rating of 2,990. Trailer tougne weight is also something to keep in mind. tounge weight is 10% of the total trailer weight. i weigh 240, my wife is 170, the dog is 76 pounds, and I carry 275 pounds of cap and tool boxes at all times.

Step one, Combine all the weights of your load, vehicle, trailer, and passengers. Step two, subtract that number from your GCVWR. This will tell you how man additional pounds you can add to the truck or the trailer. If it is higher than your GCVWR, remove enough of the weight to be under that number.

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