Madlock Posted February 28, 2012 Report Share Posted February 28, 2012 I'm finally getting around to buying a trailer to haul my 2012 GT500 behind an E-350 SD XL Cargo Van (maximum towing capacity of 7400 lbs) and would appreciate any helpful guidance from those who've gone before me. What is the minimal practical length one can get away with for both open and enclosed trailer types - bearing in-mind I have the full capacity of the E-350 to carry tools, tires, supplies, etc. Can I get away with a 16' open or an 18' enclosed trailer? Would an 8' enclosed trailer be wide enough for ingress and egress WITHOUT an escape hatch? Would an 8 1/2' width make an appreciable difference? Also, is it considered standard practice to negotiate price as when buying a car? Absent the kind of published cost data available when buying a car, is there any way to determine what the factory-to-dealer cost or margins happen to be? Finally, for anybody who presently hauls their trailered car behind a Ford truck with an integrated brake controller, is there any special kind of brake system I should specify to ensure full compatibility and functionality with the 7-pin harness and integrated brake controller? I'd appreciate any helpful guidance available - including any brands that are of particularly high quality or good value. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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