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Need some info on towing packages!

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Harley1969, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Jun 16, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    Harley1969

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    Hi Guys,
    I have a 2008 4 door 4x4 Sport Package without the tow package. I am looking to tow a 16 foot trailer with my 2 Harleys, once or twice a year approx 1000Miles a trip. So here is my grocery list of parts needed. Althought I am having a hard time finding a few things? PLS HELP

    !) Class III Hitch (Done)
    2)Wire Harness (Done)
    3)7 Din Plug converter (Done)
    4)Brake Unit (Done)
    5) X-tra leaf for suspension issue (Done)

    5) Transmission Cooler ( Can't find the kit)
    6) Oil Cooler ( Can't find the kit)

    Am I missing something?

    Tks for all the info guys!
     
  2. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Harley1969

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    Let's add something to the equation. What if I want to add a oil temp gage and a transmission temp gage. Any info on this?
     
  3. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    BOX

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    With out the tow package your truck should be able to tow still around 5000 pounds. I have the same basic set up as you and I towed a 16 foot enclosed trailer full of with off stuff weighing altogether between 3500-4000 pounds from Houston to Orlando. If you keep your speed around 65 and don't tailgate people you should be just fine.

    P.S- The whole ride there was a torrential downpour and my truck took it like a champ.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Harley1969

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    So Box, your saying simply install the hitch, wire harness and the brake unit and I should be fine? It's true that I won't be towing lots, only a few times in the summer! So maybe what I am looking for is overkill?
     
  5. Jun 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    Look for a CLASS IV hitch.

    CLass IV hitch should allow you to reach your full towing capacity (6500lbs).
     
  6. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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  7. Jun 17, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    BOX

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    In my opinion you should be. You said your not going to be towing that weight more then maybe twice a year. I'm not sure the exact weight of a motor cycle like a Harley but depending on which model somewhere between 500-800 pounds each is my guess. So two of them and a trailer should keep you under 4000 lbs which the truck just by itself can defiantly handle. Like I said earlier though don't ride people butts so you have plenty of room to stop and you will be alright. Oh and expect to stop a bunch for gas if you get better than 14-15 mpg your doing good
     
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