Originally Posted by cttandy
A properly loaded trailer should not put excessive weight on the truck. I pulled a EXT astro van loaded dash to tailgate/floor to ceiling with receiver hitches and other metal truck parts. It laid flat on the ground and blew the tires out. I pulled it on a 2800 lbs steel trailer. I don't want to speculate the weight of it as my friends didn't have their scale yet. I know their loader wouldn't lift the van, and the loader was rated at 10K. I pulled it behind a 1/2 ton truck. In the one mile trip, I blew out 3 trailer tires.
My brother pulled what was left of a bulldozer behind his 94 K1500 Suburban. It does have airbag helpers on the rear axle, and a load leveling hitch.
I see "Scrap Metal" on the Suburban - this and the posted weights gets a
from me: Nothing like having someone chime in with real-world experience, especially if they do it as a job.