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Towing with long travel suspension

Discussion in 'Towing' started by D SPAID, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    D SPAID

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    I've been wondering about this for a while now and have searched around here and really haven't found anything about it. Can you really tow anything when you go long travel in the rear? (basic deaver leaf pack with with bypasses).
     
  2. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    The LT leaf packs are soft and really don't have much load carrying capacity. It would have to be a pretty light trailer.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    I was thinking that too, i have been thinking about buying a lt truck and this is one of the things that is holding me back. I dont want to have to borrow one of my buddies trucks if i have to haul a trailer or something
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Haha yeah Eric thinks he is gonna pull his boat :rolleyes: That is gonna be a fun drive in a LT towing a boat lol
     
  5. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    at least nobody will be riding in a 3rd seat looking sideways...lol
     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    I think jet ski's would be the extent of any towing I'd do.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Yeah i know lol, another reason why i asked this question. if eric isn't hitting his bump stops in the rear you know for damn sure he is gonna pull the damn thing:cool:
     
  8. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    :laugh: Sorry Eric :p
     
  9. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    Oh I think he will pull it either way. Sitting on the bumps might actually help the sway
     
  10. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    The person in that 3rd seat would've been me! lol
     
  11. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    True, but wont be good for those bypasses that will be fully compressed lol
     
  12. Nov 22, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    I carry heavy stuff in my bed. Ride on the bump stops. I towed a trailer also no problems. Probably just accelerate leaf spring wear. My bypasses never get close to full compression or extension, then again I have 18's so check your shocks.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    haha it will work. just watch:)

    and yeah that would be dylan lol. now he has to ride in the boat to the lake.

    lol im pulling it no matter what. ill probably take my spares out to help compinsate. my boat isnt that heavy lol

    winner! ^^ :thumbsup:
     
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