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How much can I tow with my 79 k5?

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by m1ndless, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    I have a 79 blazer with a 5.7 350, is that enough to tow 1-2 quads?
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    unless your trailer is way overkill/overweight, not a problem at all. Just dont' use the bumper hitch.
     
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    m1ndless Banned

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    I have a hitch added on
     
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    m1ndless Banned

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    So towing a full size quad isnt a problem?
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Full size quad? You can safely tow up to 6000ish lbs.
     
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    m1ndless Banned

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    I might just load it in the back of my truck, it would be alot easier.
     
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    m1ndless Banned

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    Alright, well towign 1 quad was nothing, I barley noticed a pull or lag or anything.
     
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    mtnman Scrap metal fabricator Premium Member

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    I tow 6500-7000#s with my k5 all the time
     
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    yeah, I pull my buddies cj7 on an 18 foot car hauler all the time and forget it's back there.
    Thats with a 71 on 8inches of spring lift and 37's.
     
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    I was erroring on the side of conservative.......:wink1:
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    But can you safely STOP with 6000 lbs behind you? :thinking:

    Just because a truck is capable of towing a certain weight, it doesn't mean it's legal to do so. If you exceed the GCVW rating of your truck, you're breaking the law.
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I only said that because i thought that WAS within the GCVW, correct me if i am wrong. I didn't mean to encourage anything that was illegal or unsafe.
     
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    m1ndless Banned

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    Well I towed a quad no problem, I was just making sure I could.
     

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