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Old April 23rd, 2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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I've never hauled a wedge trailer before I've hauled plenty of gooseneck trailers.

My question is how much load is really gonna be on my truck? Trailer is 32' I'll be hauling my rig and a buddy's both rigs are 1 ton rigs on 43's so not a light rig either one of them.

Tow rig is my 2007 6.7L diesel 2500 Extended cab Ram (see sig)

Should I run out and get air bags now or will it be ok to haul?

I'm heading to the badlands with this setup.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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My buddys 06 mega cab does not handle weight worth a dam...granted his trailer is pretty heavy but with two rigs it is dragging ass. If yours is anything like his you will be best off with airbags
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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I pulled the 36' 2-car gooseneck with 2 heavy Jeeps behind my 1-ton non-dually. The firestone airbags made ALL the difference in the world. It makes it easier to level the truck/trailer but really it just makes the ride WAY more comfortable. You can do it easily without, but you will enjoy the ride more with the bags. Ideally you want the rear of the truck to squat 2-4" fully loaded. You just have to play with loading the trailer to get the load balanced right. Mine I could pull one Jeep most of the way onto the trailer, squat the truck around 2-3", then load the second Jeep and it would sit almost directly over the tires of the trailer. It pulled great like that. I typically put about 20-25 psi in the bags.
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Thanks for the advice.

I may actually end up with 3 rigs on the wedge if it's large enough.

If that happens I'll have to get air bags for sure
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:52 AM   #5
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better question is why are you driving 10 hours to the badlands when you could just go to canada or the western UP?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:55 AM   #6
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I've been to Canada, and I wanna do an out of state trip, never been anywhere other than local parks
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Old April 24th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #7
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The trails in Canada are considerably better then anything the Badlands has to offer. Go to Harlan, it is worth the extra drive.
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No way I can swing a 1600 mile trip.
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Yeah, 800miles each way is pretty far. Try to get a tour into Mission Impossible by the Badlands then. Checkout some of the Mission Impossible pics in the Trip Photos page on the SMR website.

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That was my plan Can't wait!
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Sounds like a good trip!!

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Old April 25th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #12
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Well priced out some bags from Kevin at JeeperzCreeperz I think I'll just order a set for the truck won't hurt that's for sure.

Now lets hope the truck has the power to pull it
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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #13
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we towed 3 rigs to drummond and 2 to the badlands with a 35 ft wedge and jimmys dually.we ran 70 to 80 all the way.
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My Cummins never had any issue pulling heavy. Whatever you do, keep the brakes on the trailer tuned properly so that you can stop. Going fast was never an issue. Panic stops with trailer brakes that aren't dialed in suck big time.
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