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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 08:44 PM
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Location: Wis
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I tow my dad's 21 ft. fiberglass run-a-bout on a single axle trailer with with his Ford F150 with the 5.0 V-8 and that truck is just about right on hills. With two axles probably rated at 3500# each minimum guessing by tire size so I agree that you are probably pushing well over 7000 Lbs. That looks like fiberglass and not aluminum. An then there is the extra wind resistance. Plus I agree that the engine & transmission should have at least 1000 miles on it before towing. I would also like to add wheel bearings to Naskie18's concerns. Wheel bearings are often ignored on utility trailers with boat trailers often failing due to exposure to water at the ramps. Does this trailer have electric brakes?

I just noticed that you are also in Wisconsin. That means hauling it through the Rockies? Like the hills west of Denver? Been up and down those hills a few times. Yikes.

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