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Old 09-18-2014, 08:16 AM
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Re: Might have to cancel order... Opinions please!

your trailer better have electric over hydraulic brakes.

you certainly like pushing the limits of good taste.

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Thanks for all the input and good constructive criticism.


So with the winch and little amount of gear mentioned I am 200lbs over the 7,200 limit.... Not a huge deal.

-Sway/ wag the dog: distribution hitch, swaybars, and the GT500 loaded properly should minimize that.

-"emergency situation" a few people have mentioned... I am of the mindset that if it is meant to happen it will.... If you cut me off and I cant stop and have to hit you then so be it.... Yes I will be pissed if due to your inability to drive you have damaged my SRT (which can easily be replaced) but as long as my car in the trailer if fine... then you wont have to die. That's what insurance is for...
Ah, but if you don't kill me, consider that my lawyer is bigger than your lawyer, and any lawyer worth their fee might point out to both my and your insurance company that you knew that you were pushing the limits and even exceeding them and with blatant and callous disregard for the safety and well being of other drivers and the victims of your blatant and callous disregard decided to imperil the driving public blah blah blah blah blah and me or my extremely vicious widow might sue the pants off you.

Plus, seriously dude you do risk affecting the chassis of a really nice SRT as opposed to a more suitable body on frame tow vehicle that could handle the loads of needing to control a heavy trailer with the wingnuts you'll encounter out there on the roadways--plus the occasional moose.

Trade 'em both in for one of those special built Mercedes truck vehicles...
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:56 AM
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Re: Might have to cancel order... Opinions please!

I will say i am a bit ignorant at times, but these last posts have really opened my train of thought and can see all those possibilities.

I suggest OP if you really want the SRT go for it but do not use it to tow that load as others have said. I can see the chasis getting ruined eventually. Hell get the SRT, get a 1/2 or 3/4 ton truck as well and still keep the GT500.

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Old 09-18-2014, 10:37 PM
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Re: Might have to cancel order... Opinions please!

Just drive the damn mustang. I could pick a LaFerrari up in Maranello and fly it via Unicorn back to the states and I'd still drive it in the rain. Any way you slice it's a mustang and odds are you will be dead before there is any chance of you making money on it or breaking even. Now if you were cream puffing it that would be one thing, but to drag it but be worried about rain? Come on now. Around me the only people driving gt500s are spoiled kids (18 or under) and guys with mullets who wear windbreakers year round. Let's not forget the 14k gold chains. Buy the SRT, supercharge it: and drive the mustang to the track. Win win
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Get a lighter Aluminum Trailer. Best builder on the east coast. I have a sled trailer from them, 2600 lbs... 4400 =7000 lb you have 200 to spare.

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looks like the stang is 15 8" you could get the 23 footer V nose and have room to spare and it comes in at 2400 lbs an do your car at 4k .
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Re: Might have to cancel order... Opinions please!

With apologies to the OP, the contributors are all correct. You're options are:
1) Get a lighter trailer - all aluminum to save weight
2) Legally you could face repercussions should you become involved in an accident with an overloaded vehicle, especially since you have already proven you know you are exceeding the limit. Doesn't matter that you CAN pull it...SRTs are not designed for towing
3) Purchase a proper tow rig. Even a 1/2T Ram is rated for 9600# now.

I don't even understand why we're asking the questions. You seem to want the cake, icing and to eat it to - SRTs are not designed as tow rigs. Simple truth.

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SRTs are not designed as tow rigs. Simple truth.
How do you figure that? Don't they have a 7,000+ pound tow rating.


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How do you figure that? Don't they have a 7,000+ pound tow rating.


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Fair enough, and a Wrangler has a tow rating of 3600#, yes it can tow - but it's not a tow rig. It doesn't take much to hit 5-7000#.
Couple jet-skis? small boat? Even a 21' bowrider weighed in a 3500#, plus 2500# for the trailer (600#) and you should allow additional weight for passengers, equipment (picnic gear, water-ski gear, fluids, etc.,). It all adds up and doesn't take much. Unless you're emptying the SRT completely (no luggage, low fuel, few passengers, - you're not going to be rated for 7000# towing).

Load one up, hitch it up and let's run it through the Appalachians or somewhere....
Consider the source though.....'course I drive a Ram 3500 4x4 with a 16,400# tow rating....
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Re: Might have to cancel order... Opinions please!

Common sense would tell ANYONE a 24' enclosed trailer would weigh a hell of a lot more than 1500-2000#.

I wouldn't want to drive or be on the same road with this guy. Dangerous.

Edit: I bought a 2004 f350 single cab hauler for $5k
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Re: Might have to cancel order... Opinions please!

How much would 2 250cc quads weigh? With aluminum trailer.

Im planning on towing that once i get an aftermarket tow hitch. I believe the non factory equipt are rated at 3500 max and 350 tongue weight or something like that.

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How do you figure that? Don't they have a 7,000+ pound tow rating.


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true. but that is only part of the story. look at the payload rating. for the SRT its 1,350 lbs. so pulling a 7200lb trailer you should have 720-800 lbs of tongue weight. that gives you a total of 550 lbs (give or take) for people, luggage, ego, whatever else you need to cram into the jeep.

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