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Old 01-13-2018, 12:13 PM
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Towing ? re. bumper and golf cart

Thanks in advance for your response,

Just purchased 2017 CCSB 250 6.7--the plan is to put golf cart (1050Lb) in bed(have to pull off the tailgate so it doesn't hit jack on trailer) then hook up travel trailer with WDS hitch, 800lbs tongue weight. I have 2280 useable load so ill be good on that, but the question is does has anyone done this and if so any tips would be greatly appreciated.

I have done a 2 inch level(rear is about 1.0 high)to the truck and have put the SUMO airless springs on rear(2800lb capacity at 50% compression)

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Old 01-13-2018, 01:08 PM
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I carry 1,500 in bed of truck... motorcycle , ramp, generator and stuff..

and tow a 9,000 pound trailer.... 1,100 tongue weight..
but I have a 3,500 usable load.

check if you can rotate trailer tongue jack.. sometimes that will clear tailgate
most 3 bolts can be clocked 120 degree right or left...

< edit >, I have the slide-in camper package.. so mine has the overload springs from the factory. and rear anti-sway bar.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:42 PM
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That's some serious weight for the back of a F250.

The WDH is an excellent idea.

I'd definitely weigh the rig on a truck scale and compare to that truck's actual specifications.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:04 AM
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thanks for the replies, im certain of weights so im within limits for legality--I know people do a lot more with no issue. total weights combines with trailer is about 18K.

Does anyone know if there is a limit to the tailgate when im loading golf cart via ramp? seems stout but would hate to rip it off
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best answer I can find on tailgate weight limit

https://www.discountramps.com/truck-...apacity/a/b79/

for my... 2004 Dodge 1500 and 2012 Ford F 250.. my motorcycle is 750 plus my 250... over 15 years not one problem.. using a ramp.. at edge of tailgate.
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Just curious, what does the golf cart weigh? I know my ATV with me on it and a full tank is a little under 800#. I've loaded it dozens of times in my Fords using a ramp and never gave it a second thought.
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best answer I can find on tailgate weight limit

https://www.discountramps.com/truck-...apacity/a/b79/

for my... 2004 Dodge 1500 and 2012 Ford F 250.. my motorcycle is 750 plus my 250... over 15 years not one problem.. using a ramp.. at edge of tailgate.
Chuck, your motorcycle is 200cc less than my wife's CAR. 'Course the car has a turbo, but still -- thats a lotta cubes on 2 wheels.
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Chuck, your motorcycle is 200cc less than my wife's CAR. 'Course the car has a turbo, but still -- thats a lotta cubes on 2 wheels.
Yes, 1,800cc ( 110 cubic inch )... fuel injected and water cooled....
and is 750 pounds.... and 110 horsepower.. 110 pounds of torque..

4 inch pistons....

it will get the JOB Done
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If I had something like that I would have vanity plates that read "DIAL911". Probably mounted upside-down.
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Yes, 1,800cc ( 110 cubic inch )... fuel injected and water cooled....
and is 750 pounds.... and 110 horsepower.. 110 pounds of torque..

4 inch pistons....

it will get the JOB Done
That's what I'm talking about Chuck!! Something that runs..

I have a 94 ultra classic with a 6 speed gear set and an S&S 113" motor in it with a 51MM CV carb. Had an S&S "G" on it with a Thunderjet setup to come on a 4200 rpms. 130/128 on the numbers.

Seriously fun to ride.

Pulled cargo and popup trailers with it all over the US.

28 mpg no matter what you do pretty much.

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That's what I'm talking about Chuck!! Something that runs..

I have a 94 ultra classic with a 6 speed gear set and an S&S 113" motor in it with a 51MM CV carb. Had an S&S "G" on it with a Thunderjet setup to come on a 4200 rpms. 130/128 on the numbers.

Seriously fun to ride.

Pulled cargo and popup trailers with it all over the US.

28 mpg no matter what you do pretty much.

Griz
YES, horsepower to weight ratio.. is where its at..

I used to ride sport bikes... 160hp and 450 pound bike.. that is F A S T
but then I was 60 pounds lighter also.

reason I can not see trying to add 100 hp to a 400 hp truck engine when its weights 7,000 plus pounds...
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One 'Busa ride convinced me to never own one.. LOL..

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One 'Busa ride convinced me to never own one.. LOL..

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there is a reason the "Young" ride them.. they fold-up better/easier
I did like the "Track" days with a 1,000cc sport bike... up till I passed 55 years old..

I just do NOT FOLD like I used to
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to the "OP" .. sorry I derailed your tailgate thread..



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