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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 09:46 PM
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Re: Axle Capacity?

I know your concern, Yhe wife an I have a 1997 F-350 SRW 4x4 we pull a 40foot 4 horse with 14 foot Living quarter horse trailer. 1000 pounds over what the door sticker says we should I think it's 6048 an we are at something like 7100 pounds on rear axle loaded with fuel,water,horses,kids,food. I am thinking of going with the rickson wheels also. don't really want to put adapters on cause I think that inch or so extra could put undo stress on the axle.I hate to think what the original tires do when you go around or hit a pothole. let me know if you get the rickson wheels.

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The tire is going to fail before the axle I think anyway. The trucking world has a rule in many states that is a percentage of the tire rating remembering tread depth can lesson the load percentage of safe travel under a load. A dana 60 or a dana 80 ford f350 2005 with the Visteon ambulance upgrade that hasn't been used, if I have a 13000 gvwr and a trailer that has a tongue rating of 6000 lbs or even a 3"ball increasing the tongue rating to do you determine the tongue weight if you have say a 38500 gvwr trailer triple axle the load rating of the truck is 13000.....the actual weight on the truck with triple axle or dual axle trailer will be nowhere near that mpty….so is it the difference between the truck and trailer or just simply do not exceed 13000 if that's your trucks gvrw?
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