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Re: Towing and trailer questions.

Originally Posted by Group9 View Post
The transmission is almost always the weakest point in a vehicle used for towing (with brakes next). If you are going to tow any distance at all, it's worth it to invest in a transmission cooler, and surge or electric trailer brakes.

That, and make sure you have a good hitch (not the one that is part of the bumper).

I tow a center console boat that weighs 6000 pounds. You know it's back there.
I bought a truck about a month ago, found an older 1 ton pickup, heavy duty fame, big frame mounted hitch, trailer brake box, it could pull a house if I hooked it up, but in my price range a little older and uglier and more functional was worth more than a little newer and prettier. I do need to double check that transmission tho, thanks.

Donnie Harris
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