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post #11 of 13 Old 07-06-2012, 08:04 PM
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It's everything stated plus one more big reason. 3/4 and 1 ton pickups have full floating rear axle, that hub you see sticking out the center of the wheel. 1/2 tons have a C clip rear end. The difference? If you break an axle with a C clip rear end your wheel and broken axle can exit the axle housing, typically your truck and trailer will end up in a wad of bent/twisted steel. With a full floating axle you just lose forward drive, gentle braking will bring you to a stop in one piece.

One precaution for 3/4 tons, every once in a while manufactures come out with a light duty 3/4 ton. What they really are is a heavy duty half ton and not a true 3/4 ton. Not a lot of them out there from what I've seen because they never sell well.
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post #12 of 13 Old 07-06-2012, 09:22 PM
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Just like Darrin said. If you haul a trailer that's overloaded for your truck, don't worry so much about having a runaway going downhill - worry about the a$$end falling off your truck.

They're tow rated for a reason.

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A F-150 V8 would not be the best truck to use for gooseneck pulling.. A F-250 and up diesel model would be a better truck..
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