With my bed full and my trailer full i towed almost the full 8000# GCVWR. It handled it though it likes pulling less. I had the truck weighing about 4500 and the trailer weighing about 3300# or so. It may have been a little over because i had gotten rid of some stuff at the point I weighed it.
It never complained or came remotely close to overheating in thousands of miles. I did have a tranny cooler though. Now I usually tow about 6000 GCVW. The trailer at about 2000- 2200# and the truck 3500- 4000#. That is comfortable though you do know you are towing.
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95 Ranger Styleside SWB 4X4, 3.0, Auto, 4.10, 145,000 Miles
Century Cap, BF Goodrich All Terrain 30x9.50's, Reese Hitch, K&N Air Filter, Taylor Wires, Splitfire Plugs (I have had good luck with them), Bed Mat, Upgraded to factory alloy rims from "argent wheels", Cat, Dynomax Cat Back, Additional Battery Charging System, Transmission Oil Cooler, Grizzly Grill/ Brush Guard, Hella 500 Amber Fogs, Chrome Diff Cover, Nerf Bars, new bumper.
Upgraded to NH registration from Mass (Best upgrade!)
OEM Tube Rear Bumper, Tow Hooks, 31x10.50's, Larger or Additional Fuel Tank, Locker
Last edited by Daily Driver; 08-29-2009 at 02:14 PM.
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