Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hamilton, OH
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Re: How much can I tow?
EDIT: I didn't see Smokey's link until I finished this one. Smokey is the one to listen to regarding your question.
You will most likely exceed your GVWR. I don't know for sure what your GVWR is but guessing around 10K#. If you load up the TH to full capacity, say 16K pounds, your pin weight will be in the neighborhood of 2400 to 3200 pounds (15 to 20% of trailer weight). I know that my F350 has a GVWR of 11,400 and the sticker in the driver's door jamb says I can add up to about 3600 pounds to the truck (people, fuel, trailer tongue/pin weight, luggage, etc.)
FWIW, I think you will also be close to, if not slightly exceeding, your GCWR (Gross combined weight rating). I believe it is 23K. This weight rating includes your truck, cargo, people, fuel, total trailer weight, etc.
Having said all of the above, you will be able to pull it. You might need to add a leaf spring, get a "helper" spring, or add air bags. And as stated above make sure the trailer brakes are in proper working order. You won't be the only one on the road who is running heavy. Besides...it might give you an excuse to get a new truck sooner than later.
2005 Arizona Beige F350 XLT FX4 6.0 CC shortbed, 3.73 ls rear, 18" wheels, Tow Command. Additions: Vent Visors, bug guard, Fumoto Valve, Timbrens. Traded for...
Current Truck -- 2008 Black F350 XLT 4x4, 6.8 V10, CC Long Bed, 4.10 rear, 18" wheels, IBC. Additions: Chrome Step Bars, Chrome door handles, Silver barbed-wire pin stripe, B&W Turnover GN ball