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Getting a trailer

Thread in 'Towing' started by Lee Gleason, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Lee Gleason

    Lee Gleason Member

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    Well, I'm back with another question, you guys are great with answers.
    I have an 04, 2 wheel drive 4.0 V6 (that is a new rebuild) factory trans cooler (trans rebuilt a year ago) 4:10 diff, frame mounted hitch and brake controller. I want to buy a tent trailer and most of what I find are in the range of 1500 to 2000 pound dry weight so would end up pulling 2500 to 3000 pounds. Is this comfortable for this truck. Do any of you tow this much or more?
    I'm generally paranoid over stuff like this and maybe over thinking it so need some input.
    thanks, Lee
     
  2. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    If your brakes are up to snuff and with trailer brakes you can go up to 5000 loaded with auto trans. Manual is only rated 2500 or so.

    youll be fine.
     
  3. swshawaii

    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Also turn off O/D when towing and use the severe duty service schedule.
     
  4. Chris T

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    I pulled a 4000lb RV with no problems.

    Have fun with your new trailer!
     

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