Used Dump Trailer

June 28, 2011

the REAL towing capacity of my GMC Sierra plz help?

Filed under: Info — Tags: , , , — kktrax @ 12:20 am

Ok, so I have a 2001 GMC sierra extended cab, short bed, 4.8 4WD. Now, according to the manual, I think it states that I could tow 7000 lbs. However, I want to get a dump trailer and sometimes, when the dump is full, it might weigh 12000 pounds. Now, does anyone know if i could (every now and then) haul 10-12000 lbs. about 20 miles to dump it? I mean, I could go slow. Is this something that would be really bad, or illegal? Most of the time i could probably keep the load at 8000 or so.

Any help would be appreciated.

thanks
I assume i would use the tow haul button and take it really easy, you know

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    February 4, 2011

    Are there any tricks to towing a trailer?

    Filed under: Info — Tags: , , , , , , , , — kktrax @ 7:36 am

    I have a 1995 GMC Yukon GT with a 350 TBI engine. I am towing a trailer full of shingle debris to the dump for my father-in-law. Should I do anything to prepare the truck like inflate the tires to max pressure? Also, should I drive in 4-wheel drive with a loaded trailer or does it really matter? I appreciate your help, this is my first time towing anything!

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      January 23, 2011

      Can a bent frame truly be fixed?

      Filed under: Info — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — kktrax @ 2:24 pm

      I was rear ended pretty hard by a semi pulling a belly dump trailer. I was driving an 03 GMC Sonoma and obviously the bed is beyond repair. However, the owner of the trucking company thinks my truck can be fixed. I disagree because the frame hasn’t just been tweeked but there are 2 visible kinks in my frame by the passenger rear tire. So other then the frame being obviously damaged is there other damage i should be concerned about when they tell me my truck is fixable. i.e. transmission, driveline, diffs and axels, tire wear, ect..

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