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im looking at getting a mini excavator but only have a 08 1500 hemi trx 4.
my question is with a fifth wheel hitch how much will my truck tow? this will determine what size machine i will buy. thanks for the help
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this is the 2008 tow capacities,
it has notes about rear end gears, 5th wheel note also
http://www.jnauto.com/pdf/08towingguide.pdf

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thanks for the hook up.
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Nice work, GT!!!!
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I lucked out on that google search
glad that i could assist

TOW RATINGS 1999 - 2008
http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=42175

would be a good STICKY on this website
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I lucked out on that google search
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TOW RATINGS 1999 - 2008
http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=42175

would be a good STICKY on this website
great link...Thanks!!! Is this a sticky? It should be!
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Kinda simple answer....

Don't exceed the GCWR (total weight, truck, trailer, gas, dog... everything!)
don't exceed the GVWR if using 5th wheel that adds up quick, I've heard of guys cheating on this one because the weight rating per axle adds up to way more than the GVWR ( my truck has GVWR of 6700lbs iirc, but per axle is 3900lbs. i don't get that one)
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