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towing advice needed

OK. I have a 29 ft tanzer on the hard in chicago. I live in southwest Ontario. , some 350 miles east. On Friday, it will be lowered onto my new trailer. I plan on towing it with a 1997 f250. the tanzer is rumoured to weigh around 7200#s dry. I may have as much as a full tank of fuel and water in her, so i'll just say 7500 for the sake of argument. the trailer should be under 1500#s. it has 3 axles. with 2 tires per axle. I am fairly confident in the trailer's ability.
my question is, do you think a 3/4 ton truck can haul this load reliably?
this is the first time i have ever hauled anything this large/heavy
any words of advice?
my permits are on their way.
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