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Re: 40 foot trailer

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05-05-2014 10:18:35

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I've read where it's not even legal in some states, period. The truck's rear axle rating has to be equal to or higher than the individual axle ratings on the trailer.

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05-05-2014 14:08:36

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 Re: 40 foot trailer in reply to mkirsch, 05-05-2014 10:18:35  
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Never heard that. I'd like to see that. They care about GVW. If your rig has a 8800lbs GVW then it better not be loaded to 8900 and obviously the dually will have a higher rating.

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05-05-2014 14:06:47

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 Re: 40 foot trailer in reply to mkirsch, 05-05-2014 10:18:35  
Yes it will. I pull my 35' no problem. With anything comes an inherent risk. Will a dually do it better? Sure. But I've blown out a rear towing. I find that your much less likely to wipe out if you drive smartly. Guys that are speeding while towing are stupid.
I have a 2500hd ram cummins with overload springs, sway bars, etc.
most importantly, make sure your tires are up to par and properly inflated.

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