|Posted: Jul 01 2008 at 2:58pm | IP Logged
Welcome to the group...
It all depends on the weight and aerodynamic drag verses speed.
... Factory towing capacities are a theoretical average of many factors! The big one they can not account for is how hard, fast and long you are going to push the vehicle. The extra load in the truck will be hard on the axle bearings. Long uphill grades are going to create tremendous heat in the engine and all of the drive line. Down hill grades really do not help much because you need to use engine-braking and the brakes.
... The auto transmission fluid will need to have extra cooling and best if itís not put in front of the radiator. Make sure the trailers tongue weight does take too much weight off the front wheels of the truck as that controls most of your stopping ability. I donít think itís a go idea to pull a trailer that weighs as much as the truck and you sure should have trailer brakes. Goose-neck trailers drive better.
Have a good one while you can still laugh about it.. Don S..
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