Nice and well stated. If you can make it fit, Rock out.You guys really make me laugh. Yes, if it physically fits, you will be fine. Make sure your tailgate straps aren't rusted away. You guys talking about brakes and everything else, are you saying you wouldn't pull a riding lawn mower behind a dakota on a car trailer? That would weigh even more, hell better have a 3/4 ton for that. a 1000 lb machine spread out over the length of the box, properly strapped in will be more then fine.