aYou could have a trailer that only weights 1, 500 pounds, but when you put a load on it, it weighs 4, 000 pounds. ... ever be going over 3, 000 pounds, and they get a good deal on a tractor at an auction and try to haul it home, it can be a problem, a he said. ... aIf you had a Dodge Ram, full size, fourwheel drive, ita#39;s probably close to 5, 000 pounds all by itself. ... Page 26 WCTPA Quarterly Journal a July 2002.