Conventional towing with 5500
Hi guys, I've been searching all over and would like to hear from people that tow 20k with their 5500s (not with gooseneck or 5th wheel though). My plan is to get a 5500 flatbed (4.88 gears and Aisin) that will be loaded to capacity 19,500 gvw (including tongue weight). Behind the truck I'd be pulling a triple axle flatbed weighing in around 19,000 lbs. with either a heavy duty 20k receiver or pintle. This will put the truck at the max gcwr of 38,500. I know it's legal, but for you guys that tow loads like this, how does it really feel? I wouldn't be loaded this heavy all the time, probably 20 times a year.
Also, the trailer will be set up with electric over hydraulic disc brakes to all three torsion axles.
I would really appreciate any input.