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post #31 of 39 Old 04-17-2013, 10:29 PM
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Oops didn't read the ad lol
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Oops didn't read the ad lol
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No worries. Lol. Is the Chevy 350 engine a V6 or a V8? I can't remember.
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post #33 of 39 Old 04-17-2013, 10:45 PM
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350 is a v8
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I'm wondering if the guy got the tow capacity wrong. A V8 only able to pull 5000lbs? My inline 6 could pull 7000lbs easily.
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post #35 of 39 Old 04-17-2013, 10:54 PM
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While the engine is big enough, the actual power may be pretty sickly. Also the engine is problem 4th down the list of towing capacity. Brakes, weight carrying, and transmission take presedent over engine output. Ex. 400hp ford lightning can't tow a horse trailer. Why? It is spec'd for performance and not work.
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That's true.
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post #37 of 39 Old 04-18-2013, 12:40 AM
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I wonder if the blue truck owner would consent to a test drive of truck and trailer together? I believe OP mentioned it had a hitch. A quiet road or a large parking lot in a pinch would do; trailer empty because brake situation unknown at this time. It would be a chance to look at suspension, general pulling power, etc.
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post #38 of 39 Old 04-18-2013, 12:52 AM
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That would be handy. And a great idea. Wouldn't buy a horse without riding, or at least not pay top dollar on unicorn dreams and fairytales
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On the towing. I would go with a 3/4 ton as well. It's not so much the towing/pulling you need to worry about. It's the stopping.
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