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post #1 of 26 Old September 14th, 2019, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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I will be making a 5 hour hatfeild trip in 5 weeks and my gf is always complaining that she cant ride her Honda trx 450 anymore cause it beats her around to much. So I may decide to take my beater grizzly 660 for her to ride and my son and I will have xp1. So my question is would that be a pretty good amount of weight hauling that far? It's all down hill on the way down so obviously coming home is up hill. As of now my truck is Silverado 1500, I mean I do tow a 18 ft car hauler with derby cars on them but that is only to the local fair, we are in search of a 3/4 ton but haven't found the rite one yet. I know it is kinda a dumb question but I have never went real far away with a "bigger" load in the past I had a 900 and her 450 but now it will be a xp1 and 660 with a 10 ft trailer does anybody ever tow around the same thing going on trips? Or have any input? I'm sure some ppl will laugh but hey I have OCD lol. Thanks I WILL HAVE THE 660 ON THE TRUCK AND THE XP1 ON THE 10 FT TRAILER!!!

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Well I’d recommend crunching numbers and compare them to your trucks tow limits. Does the trailer sway much? Do you have stabilizers? You could add some springs to your 1500 to make it more of a 2500. I think a big thing on the long trips is speed. When we took our 10,000 pound toy hauler to Florida we drove about 60 the whole way, it took longer but was less stressful and safer. The big cities bothered me more then the big hills. I also bought a camera on the way back so I could see better behind the toy hauler.


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Well I’d recommend crunching numbers and compare them to your trucks tow limits. Does the trailer sway much? Do you have stabilizers? You could add some springs to your 1500 to make it more of a 2500. I think a big thing on the long trips is speed. When we took our 10,000 pound toy hauler to Florida we drove about 60 the whole way, it took longer but was less stressful and safer. The big cities bothered me more then the big hills. I also bought a camera on the way back so I could see better behind the toy hauler.


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yea I have thought about the helper springs but never did it yet and I dont go real fast when towing anything I wrecked a dump trailer one time when I was inexperienced at towing and now I wont go fast. Also my rzr,660, and trailer is about 3500lbs so i think i will be ok and that is with all the extra stuff tools,tires, etc. I want to put brakes on the trailer i know that will help also.
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post #4 of 26 Old September 14th, 2019, 02:04 PM
 
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Brakes are the best thing you can add to a trailer for safety they are not too expensive or difficult to add I would highly recommend them if you tow more than light loads.
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My 18 ft came with brakes but the 6x10 didnt most small trailers dont I geuss but I will be adding brakes with in 2 weeks
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I will be making a 5 hour hatfeild trip in 5 weeks and my gf is always complaining that she cant ride her Honda trx 450 anymore cause it beats her around to much. So I may decide to take my beater grizzly 660 for her to ride and my son and I will have xp1. So my question is would that be a pretty good amount of weight hauling that far? It's all down hill on the way down so obviously coming home is up hill. As of now my truck is Silverado 1500, I mean I do tow a 18 ft car hauler with derby cars on them but that is only to the local fair, we are in search of a 3/4 ton but haven't found the rite one yet. I know it is kinda a dumb question but I have never went real far away with a "bigger" load in the past I had a 900 and her 450 but now it will be a xp1 and 660 with a 10 ft trailer does anybody ever tow around the same thing going on trips? Or have any input? I'm sure some ppl will laugh but hey I have OCD lol. Thanks
I guess I am not following how you plan to do this. XP1K and a 660 on a 10 ft trailer.
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I will be making a 5 hour hatfeild trip in 5 weeks and my gf is always complaining that she cant ride her Honda trx 450 anymore cause it beats her around to much. So I may decide to take my beater grizzly 660 for her to ride and my son and I will have xp1. So my question is would that be a pretty good amount of weight hauling that far? It's all down hill on the way down so obviously coming home is up hill. As of now my truck is Silverado 1500, I mean I do tow a 18 ft car hauler with derby cars on them but that is only to the local fair, we are in search of a 3/4 ton but haven't found the rite one yet. I know it is kinda a dumb question but I have never went real far away with a "bigger" load in the past I had a 900 and her 450 but now it will be a xp1 and 660 with a 10 ft trailer does anybody ever tow around the same thing going on trips? Or have any input? I'm sure some ppl will laugh but hey I have OCD lol. Thanks
I guess I am not following how you plan to do this. XP1K and a 660 on a 10 ft trailer.
common sense would say the 660 would be on the back of the truck?? Sorry I didnt put that out there
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Why not put both on the 18’ trailer. That seems to be common sense to me???


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I’ve towed plenty more than that and further distance with my ‘09 Silverado 1500 and my ‘19. Both trucks have the 5.3. Hell, last trip we took my buddy’s GMC Denali 6.2 with a 20’ trailer and 2 RZRs and got it up to 98mph(rev limiter) effortlessly.
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Yeah... not trying to be a smart ass but if I had the option of putting them both on a trailer vs one in the bed of a half ton truck and the rzr on a 10’ trailer I would pick putting them both on the 18’ trailer. The truck should handle a lot better with having them both on a trailer.


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Yeah... not trying to be a smart ass but if I had the option of putting them both on a trailer vs one in the bed of a half ton truck and the rzr on a 10’ trailer I would pick putting them both on the 18’ trailer. The truck should handle a lot better with having them both on a trailer.


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well where we stay there is not much room if there booked up which they are when we are going and just seems like alot of extra weight taken the 18 ft trailer its a car hauler weighs 2k so its alot more beefy than the 10 ft. Its only 800lb
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I will be making a 5 hour hatfeild trip in 5 weeks and my gf is always complaining that she cant ride her Honda trx 450 anymore cause it beats her around to much. So I may decide to take my beater grizzly 660 for her to ride and my son and I will have xp1. So my question is would that be a pretty good amount of weight hauling that far? It's all down hill on the way down so obviously coming home is up hill. As of now my truck is Silverado 1500, I mean I do tow a 18 ft car hauler with derby cars on them but that is only to the local fair, we are in search of a 3/4 ton but haven't found the rite one yet. I know it is kinda a dumb question but I have never went real far away with a "bigger" load in the past I had a 900 and her 450 but now it will be a xp1 and 660 with a 10 ft trailer does anybody ever tow around the same thing going on trips? Or have any input? I'm sure some ppl will laugh but hey I have OCD lol. Thanks
I guess I am not following how you plan to do this. XP1K and a 660 on a 10 ft trailer.
common sense would say the 660 would be on the back of the truck?? Sorry I didnt put that out there
The only real question doing it this way would be how much does the 660 weigh, plus the tongue weight of the trailer vs the max weight rating of the tires on your half ton. My vote goes for loading both on the 18’ tandem and your gear in the truck. I used to pull a 5000lb JEEP on a tandem behind a half to without issue. Just make sure you have good trailer tires also; and the 18’ tandem likely already has brakes on it. Make sure they are operational.
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Re: Towing

To answer the one question you asked in your mess of a paragraph. Yes your truck can pull it....


Common sense would tell you to open your truck door, and read what tow rating are ... ?
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To answer the one question you asked in your mess of a paragraph. Yes your truck can pull it....


Common sense would tell you to open your truck door, and read what tow rating are ... ?
I'm from wv I dont know any better and I know the tow rating I was just wondering how it would do if anybody else has done anything similer and how it went and yea I'm not trying to get a A in English class here I'm so sorry i wrote it in such a way that it hurt your feelings that my word placement is bad this is dang rzr forum who cares?!!! Well I geuss you do sorry about that 😓😓😓😓
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To answer the one question you asked in your mess of a paragraph. Yes your truck can pull it....


Common sense would tell you to open your truck door, and read what tow rating are ... ?
I'm from wv I dont know any better and I know the tow rating I was just wondering how it would do if anybody else has done anything similer and how it went and yea I'm not trying to get a A in English class here I'm so sorry i wrote it in such a way that it hurt your feelings that my word placement is bad this is dang rzr forum who cares?!!! Well I geuss you do sorry about that 😓😓😓😓
My feelings weren't hurt, you'd have to try alot harder than that.

I used to have a 2010 Silverado 1500 with the 5.3.. I put a 2017 Sportsman 2up (700 lbs ?) in the bed. Towed a 7,000 lb toy hauler, with a 2015 RZR (1300 lbs?) all at the same time.

Nothing bad happened. nothing blew up. nobody died.

I did however, only get 7 MPG !!!
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