Originally Posted by Gypsy Pavin
Looking For Experienced People to comment. Please Don't tell me what your Friends brother said. I know you can add helper bags...I'm looking for Drop Leafs & Shackles Vs Flip Kits for towing around 3000 lb. Thank's Boyz
With just a straight flip you'll be on the bump stops - DJM is 6" I believe with factory shackles. If you go 5" with lift shackles you will find them pretty often without any type of load. I ended up at 4" with a flip and lift hangers - it's not bad for daily driving and some loads. I can carry my King Quad 750 in the bed and only hit the stops if the road is rough or if there's a sudden dip/pot hole. I can only speak for the DJM since that's what I'm using in the rear.
I've yet to pull a large trailer with it, but I have pulled a 16' utility with 3 atvs. If I had to guess I would say around 2500# or so and it pulled it fine other than having a noticeable rake - rake was about the same as having the atv loaded or maybe a little less.. I had always planned to use helpers from the beginning so I just went for the flip. Here's a pic of the King Quad in the bed which is a little over 700# with the tires.
Not the best pic, but here is the stance with no load.