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.
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.
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.