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Looking for feedback. Has anyone consistently towed a 12 foot dump trailer? I have an older titan that have been on the up keep with. I love this truck but wondering if a dump truck would be the way to go? Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
 

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your towing capacity is most likely in the 7300 pound range.
 

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I would buy a dump truck. :D
 

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Marc, older Titans aren't rated for much over 9,200 lb towing capacity and 920 lb of tongue weight. That's with the tow package. You do NOT want to push your luck with too much tongue weight.
 

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I guess it depends what's going to be in the dump trailer. If it's house flip hoarder crap, no problem. If it's fill dirt and blast rock, I wouldn't do it.
 

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I have been considering rental of a boom lift like this from Home Depot but I am not sure my Titan SV (2-wheel drive) can tow it.

I need to trim a tree or two in my yard.

What do y'all think?

Home Depot says "Towing: 3400 lbs".

Thanks.
 

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There's no pic attached to your post, NRA, but if it's something that only weighs 3,400 lbs, you're in good shape.
 
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it's a half ton, weight will stack quickly in a dump trailer. While I have towed in the past up to 14K with a Titan with beefed rear suspension, It is hell on the tranny, and and the rear axle is a semi-floater. It's not designed for that sort of duty and without serious modifications, you'll be tearing it apart if you do it day in and out. I regularly drag between 2-7K behind my Titan...it's almost daily and my trailer is almost never detached from it. If you have any sort of grades with a loaded dump trailer, you will need to always be in manual shift, or it will cook the tranny, and you will have to load the trailer rear-heavy to avoid scrapping the rear axle, which will create handling issues especially in heavy braking situations. The first gen Titan is a workhorse, and tows exceptionally well for a half ton, but it IS still just a half ton. For medium duty towing on a regular basis, you need something else, or you will be shopping for something else before too long anyway.
 

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Here is what happened to my leaf spring bracket (rear) when I put too much tongue weight (> 1300 lbs) on my Titan.

 
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Ostaf can tell you about the carnage of a shackle breaking and sending a spring through the bed...

 

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In my case I was probably lucky I had the PRG shackles which are far stronger than the OEM '07 shackles. Even so, the shackles were bent - but not broken - and had to be replaced.
 

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You'll be fine with something like that.
 

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Looks like that unit has surge brakes on it. So you don't need to worry about a brake controller. Surge brakes take a bit of getting used to if you've never pulled one before and are used to trailers with electric brakes.
 

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I wouldn't be afraid to tow that behind my Titan. Unless it was fully extended when I was trying :D
 
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