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Ryan

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2014, 10:28:35 AM »
You can buy a new Georgia enclosed and use it for 5 years towing whatever you want, then sell it for 90% of what you paid. It could be bent and twisted, 90% of people dont care.

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2014, 12:24:18 PM »
I'm in the same boat as you, tired of tenting!


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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2014, 03:09:58 PM »
I would highly recommend 16" on center floor joist spacing.
Walls @ 16 o/c are a bonus IMO

D rings welded to the floor joists make me feel alot better.

I agree with ryan.
I'm going back to my old plan.
Buy New.
Keep nothing longer than 3 years.

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2014, 03:41:29 PM »
D rings welded to the floor joists make me feel alot better.

This may be hard to find in a wooden floor trailer.  99% are bolted.
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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2014, 03:54:18 PM »
The USA cargo trailers listed them as Welded in.
I've never seen that on a wood floor.
But I like the idea

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2014, 09:32:38 PM »

I'm in the same boat as you, tired of tenting!


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And a fellow half ton owner! What is yours rated to tow?

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2014, 09:49:48 PM »
buy whatever you want, so what if you cant go 70 up every hill

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2014, 09:58:58 PM »
It's amazing how much the tow ratings have increased over the years.
 More than 7 or 8 K was only done with a 3/4 or larger

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2014, 10:04:04 PM »
Mine is rated 9500

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2014, 10:17:12 PM »

buy whatever you want, so what if you cant go 70 up every hill

So if you wreck your sweet new truck warranty with towing overweight and burning up the surely inexpensive eight speed. That would be my worry.
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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2014, 08:54:42 AM »
responsible driving would solve all

if you put your foot down and act dumb ignoring the gage cluster, sorry. 

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2014, 08:56:43 PM »
Should weigh to verify, but I am pretty confident in this. Did a little research and added to curb weight the difference in the stock part it replaced. Should probably start drilling speed holes everywhere or aluminum trailer shopping. Probably both

5170lbs

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2014, 01:35:43 AM »
Not a shocking weight, I'd buy it. Shame full body shot is always so heavy!


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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2014, 12:00:08 PM »
Local place quoted me $675 to get 10k axles and D range tires added to this. Going to shoot to have this or something used and comparable for Ice Breakers. I'm worn out from being cheap, ready to pay for peace of mind.


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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2014, 12:12:58 PM »
have them keep there shit tires and wheels, have jared send you some gladiator E's