Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Washington State
my last truck was a 95 Ram, 1500 with a 318. It was an automatic, and 2wd.
The trailer was a 97 Logan Coach Ranger II (extra tall & wide) It weighed about 2600lbs, empty. It hauled great with my truck. I had even put 3 horses in it (weighing approx 850-950lbs each) I could tell that it was near max for my truck. It was very slow, even though technically I was below the tow limit.
So, to properly answer your question, we need to know what enging you have in your truck, what it's tow capacity is (I was told rule of thumb is half of the trucks weight, example, 1/2 ton truck (1,000lbs) = 500) Its really about 6,000 lbs if I remember correctly. But it's always a good idea to be below capacity.
Also how much the trailer weighs, how much your horse weighs, and how much water are you packing? (8.34lbs per gallon)
EDIT: does your truck have a brake assist? That will help a lot! Especially if you are nearing capacity! I remember when I hauled 3 in the trailer mentioned above, I bumped up my brake assist. I was definitely glad I had it!
Last edited by RitzieAnn; 09-19-2011 at 01:15 PM.