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[RC] Trucks - Jonni

Anybody have any advice about the new GMC 1500 Heavy Duty V8 6.0 litre?
I pull an aluminum Sundowner 2-horse straight load with 4-foot dressing room
and rarely haul more than one 940 pound Arab.<<<

The link below will tell you towing ratings for the GMC 1500 series. Shows
the different engines, axle ratio, gooseneck vs. ball hitch (bumper pull)
etc. The trailer mentioned above (I am guessing it is bumper pull) I would
guess would weigh about 3000-3500 pounds empty. Then, start adding the
horse(s), tack, feed, water, and all the "stuff" we take to rides. Until you
go weigh your trailer, fully loaded, and ready to roll, most of us
underestimate how much it all weighs. Personally, I would never tow with
less than a 3/4 ton truck, and that would be for 2 horse trailers. 1 ton for
anything larger. You can never be over-trucked, but you sure can be under
trucked. It is not just what it will tow, but will the truck be able to stop
the load, will it be able to keep it stable on the road? A 2 horse with
dressing room has a lot of surface area for side winds to push against.
Smaller, lighter vehicles often will get bumped around. You don't want to
have a tow vehicle that is constantly at the max. range of what it can tow.
Just curious, the 2000 Ford that you said  "My 2000 Ford truck had the
transmission replaced at 23,000 km and the transfer case and front
differential replaced at 49,000 km. ".... is it an F150 (1/2 ton) by

Here is the GMC link:


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