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    I pulled a 24' enclosed trailer with a full weight Buick Skylark race car, tools, equipment etc with my old 1/2 ton truck. Pulled trailers probably 50,000 miles with it. Sold the truck with 140,000 on it. Changed the oil, air cleaner, etc. Never even changed the plugs.

    Sure, a 3/4 ton would have pulled it better, but 70-75 was as fast as I needed to go.

    Glad yours handled the trip well.
    Mark
    89 K Blazer 4" lift 35x12.5x15, warn hubs, cut out flares. Soon to have headers, posi carriers, gears.
    2000 K2500 Crew Cab 5.7 285/75R16's. 3" Body lift. Suspension parts being ordered.
    Lots more to do on both the trucks

    And a bunch of fast Buicks

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    done properly even a half ton can pull a fair amount. just cant get stupid with it. electric brakes on the trailer, and good brakes on the truck are the important bits. a properly maintained vehicle is key.

    Alex


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

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    I had no issues pulling my sons 79 ford pickup on a trailer over 300 miles. My chevy handled it just fine. Just use common sense and remember to accommodate extra space for corners. Backing will be the fun part. Make sure all lights are hooked up correctly and use the security chains .
    2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
    72 Monte Carlo 350-415 hp- sold (June 2011) to pay medical bills
    79 Impala 350 4bbl 375 hp- sold (June 2011)to pay medical bills
    oldfart2413@gmail.com

    "If He asks you to go a mile go two"

  5. #14

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    I should have indicated that my "old truck" was a 2009 Chevy crew cab with the 5.3. Not that old I guess, but I no longer have it. I went 9 years older for my "new" truck.
    Mark
    89 K Blazer 4" lift 35x12.5x15, warn hubs, cut out flares. Soon to have headers, posi carriers, gears.
    2000 K2500 Crew Cab 5.7 285/75R16's. 3" Body lift. Suspension parts being ordered.
    Lots more to do on both the trucks

    And a bunch of fast Buicks

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