Gladiator towing big travel trailer jackknifed in a ditch

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it was bound to happen with. 7400 pound tow rating. Was suppose to be a picture of a new Gladiator towing a big travel trailer and it is jackknifed in a ditch. Can’t get the picture to post.




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That is awesome and terrible!

Darwin at work (awesome) and putting others at risk (terrible)

I'm super anal about towing and strapping down loads etc -- if I hurt myself I deserved it but if I hurt someone else I don't know how I'd live with myself
 

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I'm not sure how you'd quantify it in a rating the consumer would understand but there's a "cubic weight volume" to be considered with enclosed trailers and it is SIGNIFICANT.

A car hauler with a pallet of concrete on it at a GTW of 5k# is WAY WAY WAY different than a travel trailer with an identical GTW

One could simulate the principle easily by grabbing a 4x8 sheet of OSB and strolling around their front yard on a windy day....

Use the most important tool between your ears before towing on public roads folks!
 

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The most capable midsize truck is still a midsize truck.
And it's being oversold due to the tow weight. Just because it can pull 7400 lbs doesn't mean it should be used to pull 7400 lbs...
 

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And it's being oversold due to the tow weight. Just because it can pull 7400 lbs doesn't mean it should be used to pull 7400 lbs...
There is no way I am hooking up the horse trailer to one.
 

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This could be all about the driver, people are so quick to start a blog about issues and have no idea about the facts. Bashing it before they have a clue. This is a waste of BLOG.
 

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This could be all about the driver, people are so quick to start a blog about issues and have no idea about the facts. Bashing it before they have a clue. This is a waste of BLOG.
Want to do truck stuff, save about $10,000 dollars

2019 Ford F-250 XLT 6.7L V8 Diesel 4WD Super Cab Short Box
Pickup truck

MSRP: $51,955
Towing capacity: 12,600 lbs
Curb weight: 6,360 lbs
 

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it was bound to happen with. 7400 pound tow rating. Was suppose to be a picture of a new Gladiator towing a big travel trailer and it is jackknifed in a ditch. Can’t get the picture to post.

How do you know they weren’t planning on camping at the side of the road in that spot and were just bad at backing trailers?
 

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So do we know the exact dry weight of the trailer in question and do we know if the trailer wasn't overloaded? Or if there was even any trailer brakes used at all?
 

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Also I should mention, the Power Wagon suffers from the Same limitations as the Gladiator. The off-road goodies reduce the Tow rating compared to other 6.4 Ram 2500s. If I recall correctly the Power Wagon is rated at 10,000 lbs while the other 2500 gassers can go up to 15,000 with the 4.10 axles.

Edit: 2019 Power Wagon is rated at 9790 Lbs while the other gas 2500s are rated around 15-16k depending on cab and bed.
 
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