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I just bought a new travel trailer (around 7000 lbs). How safe is it to tow that much weight on lift blocks? Anyone doing it?
 

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Ive towed plenty with my lift, no problems. Your truck comes stock with a block sooo....
 

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I tow all the time with mine, although it's not great on the transmission w/ the big tires, I haven't had a problem. Besides, the more weight you put on the lift blocks, these harder it is for them to squeeze out from in between the springs and axle. :anitoof: :ninja:
 

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Shift said:
, although it's not great on the transmission w/ the big tires,QUOTE]


well when a lifted truck is done properly, gears are replaced to make this a non-issue.

towing with a lifted truck is fine. i did it a little with my last truck and noticed no difference over stock
 

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Towing aint gonna hurt anything. Until we sold our boat, I towed it several times a week (I was a fishing addict), for about 3 years. No problems whatsoever.
 

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I've towed using both block and springs. Towing in general isn't an issue when setup properly. Towing w/ blocks will give you tons of alxe wrap. The added leverage combined w/ the added weight isn't the best of combinations but thats not to say it can't be done. Towing w/ my Deaver spring pack is awesome. Totally smoothes out the ride, the truck actually rides better while towing.
 

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I've towed a 30ft 8,000lb. travel trailer with my truck many times and it has been fine, even at 75 mph on the highway there was no problems.
 

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y2kboti said:
I've towed using both block and springs. Towing in general isn't an issue when setup properly. Towing w/ blocks will give you tons of alxe wrap. The added leverage combined w/ the added weight isn't the best of combinations but thats not to say it can't be done. Towing w/ my Deaver spring pack is awesome. Totally smoothes out the ride, the truck actually rides better while towing.
Gotta agree with ya on this one, ya speak the truth :ninja:
 

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I towed it home today and did fine but deffenitly needs gears.
What ratio for 35's? 4.56
 
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