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Old June 6th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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Ok, so I just bought a tow rig. Its a 1995 Ford F350 dually 2x4 with the 7.3 liter powerstroke and 5 speed manual. Now I would like to get a trailer large enough to haul two jeeps. A cj-7 and a wrangler. I figured this truck would be more than adequate until I started adding stuff up. This truck is said to have a GCWR of 20,000 lbs. So if the truck weighs 8,000# and a 26' goosneck flat bed weighed 6,500#s + two 4,000# jeeps. That adds up to 22,500 lbs. Which is over the limit. Some people say I don't need to worry about that so much as the GVWR of the truck. So it would depend more on the tounge weight of the trailer than the actual weight. So im not sure if I should continue to look for a 25-35' goosneck flatbed or just get a really nice 18' and tell my friend he will have to drive his jeep.
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