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what does it take to pull 15000lb

Old 04-05-2003, 08:07 PM
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will an F350 or 3500 series pull a 42 ft 15000lb boat or is it going to be too much. Any body have any experience on this one i would appreciate.
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:10 PM
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were do you want to pull it to and how far? The geographics of the land can make a HUGE diffrence. Freeway or city roads? Rag's
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:26 PM
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I just picked up a Chevy trailering guide a couple days ago, so this is what they are rated for. It looks like you have to go 2500HD or 3500 with an 8.1 or the Duramax and a fifth-wheel hitch to get over 15000#. You also need to go with the 4.10 axle. Ratings go up to 12000# on a ball hitch.
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Old 04-05-2003, 08:40 PM
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I have the 2003 Dodge brochure in front of me. It says 16,500 with the 3500 and the HO diesel. It also says all loads over 10,000 should be pulled with a goose neck or a fifth wheel.
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Old 04-05-2003, 09:47 PM
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The new dura max deisel will pull your boat no problem.
I've pull my brothers apaches back from Fla. twice the truck did great.He had the 2002 dura max dualie.I also towed them up to
1000 islands new york an it pulled the hills nicely
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Old 04-05-2003, 10:31 PM
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We pull over 20,000 lbs with Powerstroke 1 tons and BBC 1 tons. 5th wheel set up. YOu know it's back there, but they will pull. I would think the Duramax is fine as well.
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Old 04-05-2003, 11:23 PM
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Just watch your insurance - you might not be covered if you're exceeding the tow rating on your truck. And you definitely don't want to find out about something like that the hard way!
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Old 04-05-2003, 11:39 PM
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pulling is easy. what about stopping power.that should be considered as well. good luck.

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Old 04-06-2003, 08:15 AM
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