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Buckcherry 02-14-2011 03:35 PM

How much can a F250 pull?!?
 
I was wondering because i've been trailering my horse to lessons and a friend wants to join me and i just want to make sure the truck and the horses will be ok.

The trailer is a Hawk straight load, with dressing room and weights about 3300lbs and each horses is around 1100lbs.

The truck is a F 250 gas engine, extended cab.
Thanks

Delfina 02-14-2011 03:38 PM

Look in your owners manual. It will tell you the towing capacity of your vehicle along with other helpful information such as if you need to set your transmission in a special mode for hauling.

MyBoyPuck 02-14-2011 05:45 PM

There should be a sticker on your driver's side door. Most 3/4 tons can pull at least 9,000lbs, so you should be well under your limit.

.Delete. 02-14-2011 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Buckcherry (Post 928381)
I was wondering because i've been trailering my horse to lessons and a friend wants to join me and i just want to make sure the truck and the horses will be ok.

The trailer is a Hawk straight load, with dressing room and weights about 3300lbs and each horses is around 1100lbs.

The truck is a F 250 gas engine, extended cab.
Thanks

You should be just fine to pull that and more with your 250. Your just going to have terrible fuel milage :?

Saddlebag 02-14-2011 06:28 PM

What is your hitch rated for? Some are 3000lb, mine is 5000 so it's good for my 2800lb trailer plus two 1000lb horses.

Mingiz 02-24-2011 07:12 AM

You shouldn't have a problem pulling that trailer. If the truck has a 5.4l V8 you can pull quite a bit.Up to a 3 h sl Gn no LQ.
:wink:

spence 02-24-2011 09:58 PM

you're fine. i weigh in at 8500lb pickup, 6000lb trailer, and easily around 6000lb cargo (horses, etc) from time to time, and she doesn't miss a beat.

yes, i've got a diesel, however the gas motor will do it, too. say you've got a 7000lb vehicle, 3300lb trailer, and 2200lb of horses, that's only 12500 total, which is nothing at all. go for it!


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