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Old 03-17-2006, 02:58 PM
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Guys I was just wondering if a 2500HD Diesel "06" would have any problems pulling a 42' Cat? I know it's better to have the dully but I will only be pulling it a few times a year about 200 miles each way and did not really want to get a dually truck for every day driving. I am just worried about if the boat will want to sway. I will have a break controller on the truck but I was just wondering who out there has done this and their experience.

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Have an older 39 cig and it has been pulled by a 2500 HD Duramax diesel and allison tran. Pulled great, no problems with sway. The trailer and boat are about 14000 lbs.

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Sway comes from a bad set-up (too much or too little tongue weight). I bet you will be over your weight capacity and WILL have an insurance issue if you are in an accident. Better safe than sorry!

The truck can pull the weight, but...
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Sway comes from a bad set-up (too much or too little tongue weight). I bet you will be over your weight capacity and WILL have an insurance issue if you are in an accident. Better safe than sorry!

The truck can pull the weight, but...
Very TRUE. Make sure your trailer is level and the weight is evenly distributed. You will be better off with a longbed also.
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I pull the Tiger on a Myco with my GMC 2500HD diesel short box and couldn't be happier... Longest traveled is about 6 hours. No sway, no issues.

I did change the stock hitch to the one below though... Inexpensive extra security.

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Yeah....I'm wondering how you pull a cat.....aren't they too wide?
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you just need to pull a permit, depending on the state
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A dully is a Ford or Dodge dually.
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I am in shock...as usual that all you fine people tell him it is ok to pull a 40 plus cat....or anything for that matter with a single wheel truck.....get it together ...it is not ok to pull it with a single wheel truck....bunch of corner cutting cheap skates that have no mechanical aptitude for towing....and you have the balls to give advice like you know what your talking about...if you guys can afford the boats.......you can afford the truck.....isn't a 2500 hd just like a pos 3/4 ton used to be???.....maybe I am wrong.....but it is not a dually....I don't want to hear it either!!!!
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I am in shock...as usual that all you fine people tell him it is ok to pull a 40 plus cat....or anything for that matter with a single wheel truck.....get it together ...it is not ok to pull it with a single wheel truck....bunch of corner cutting cheap skates that have no mechanical aptitude for towing....and you have the balls to give advice like you know what your talking about...if you guys can afford the boats.......you can afford the truck.....isn't a 2500 hd just like a pos 3/4 ton used to be???.....maybe I am wrong.....but it is not a dually....I don't want to hear it either!!!!
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