Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Agree that I would not feel comfortable hauling with a 1/2 Ton, esp on any major hills.
My husbands work truck is a F150 4 X4, but the most we haul with it, is a utility trailer
For years I drove a Silverado diesel 3/4 4X4, with extended cab an long box. Yes, the turning radius was a pita, but since we only used it for hauling horses, 95% of the time, it lasted me a good 12 years
We now have a heavy duty gas Silverado 3/4 ton
I powered out on amajor hill once, due to not lac k of towing power, but trusting just 4 X 4 , where I should also have had chains!
It was late OCT, and all the hills in tot he YA Ha were snow packed, but I climbed them all, except that last one, where the approach doe snot allow any run at that twisting climb. Part way up, I spun out, and the truck could not hold the trailer, which then dragged me and the horses backwards. I tried to steer, but the trailer jack knifed, and just when I thought at which point I should jump, thus abandon the horses, I felt the trailer drop over the edge, then stop after a few feet
Someone was looking out for us that day, as where the trailer went over the bank, there was a clump of poplars growing a few feet down, and that is what prevented a sure disaster
That was a wake up call, so now I make sure never to power out on a hill, for any reason, so would never haul my gooseneck with a 150 half ton