Towing Capacity Question

Discussion in 'Towing & Transportation' started by GrayDually, Mar 15, 2022.

  1. YODA

    YODA SDD Junior Member

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    I hate to tell you this, but you will not be very happy with your current truck and the 16K trailer. First you will be over the 26K GCWR limit that may require you to get a CDL depending on your state. You will be way overloaded to the tune of 7200 lbs if everything is maxed out. Based on 20% pin weight you will probably be over your trucks CCC (payload). Last, as I had a 7.3 DRW 4:10 and used to pull a 12K trailer with it. I know from experience that the truck brakes will be the weak link, and along with the trans. Things will brake - it will be just a matter of time.

    Sorry but I understand the numbers, It just does not add up. For a 16K trailer your into a new special built F350 DRW or better get a F450 that Ford de-rates to fit under the fed regulations. Then you would be safe.
     

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