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Towing Up To Limit

Discussion in 'Towing' started by boutdoors, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Feb 3, 2010 at 3:54 AM
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    boutdoors

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    Hello All,
    First time posting on this forum.

    I have a 2002 2.7 L, 4 cyl., 4x4, Ext. Cab with a towing rate of 3500#. I am looking to tow a travel trailer that is 3300# with all gear, water, gas etc.

    I will have trailer brakes with brake control, a weight distribution hitch, dual cam sway control. Also I live in Wisconsin, in other words no mountains just some hills.

    Anyone else ever towed this close to the max? Is 3500# just for the bumper and the engine/frame can handle more than advertised?

    Thanks in advance for advice.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:00 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Well last week I towed my mustang around Houston...The trailer weighes about 1800lbs and my mustang weighes about Ball park 3500lbs...That's 5300lbs towing with my 2.7 4cly and 5 spd. stick...I didn't have much trouble at all. Got it up to freeway speeds and it stayed their. I also kept it in 4th. Gear. The only thing wrong I had was the steering felt a lil light. but my truck was squating pretty low.


    Oh and welcome to TW.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:33 AM
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    boutdoors

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    Thanks for the quick reply blackwatertaco. I figure the weight distributing hitch will help with the sag, also thinking about Timbren suspension for the rear.

    Did your trailer have brakes on it?
     
  4. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Yep, The trailer had brakes...BUt I didn't have a brake controller.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    boutdoors

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    So I take it that's a vote of confidence in the little 4 banger.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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  7. Feb 3, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    Thanks Fletch, I did have a chance to read that the other day, lots of helpful info.
     
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