On 2008-12-09 09:04, outalne94z71 wrote:
what are you going to pull with?
a car trailer should not be pulled with a 1/2 ton and you need to make sure you are using a properly rated hitch, they look the same but they are not.
watch the hitch ball you could end up with a 2 5/16 ball that only a 6000 lb ball pulling a 10,000 trailer, those are the sort of things the police/state patrol look for, you need to make sure EVERYTHING is rated for what you are doing, i can't stress that enough, its for everyones safety and in your financial interest as well.
don't forget insurance on the trailer as well(mine is only an extra $25 every 6 mo)
You can pull a trailer with a half ton. Many people do everyday. Just make sure its not over the weight that a truck can safely tow. If your towing your boat the the lake once a month, a half ton would be fine. But if your towing a large gooseneck trailer and a full size rig (12,000lbs) every weekend then you will just hate it. Plus the truck wouldnt hold us as well. They cant handle the weight and they dont have the torque a diesel has.chrisduecy said:So i have a question on y you should not be pulling trailers with a half ton pick up thats all my family has ever used