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post #121 of 463 Old 10-08-2008, 11:49 PM
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i usually tow with my 05 2500hd chevy but we went to katemcy rocks this past weekend and my buddy offered to pull with his 07 hummer h2. it was actually pretty nice and towed great with a whopping 10mpg the whole way. the navigation system in it was really cool. by the way, if you've never been to katemcy rocks in texas, i highly recommend it!

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post #122 of 463 Old 10-09-2008, 01:48 PM
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I've got a 78 F-150, 4x4, 400, NP435 tranny. Sadly for you guys, I seem to get about the same mileage as the newer gas trucks, 10 towing 6000 lbs and 15 when empty.
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post #123 of 463 Old 10-09-2008, 02:47 PM
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Trying to keep it simple. Hauling any of my JEEPS is relatively easy with the lowboy tandem trailer pulled by a Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 with Hemi power. Does a really good job and works well as a DD most of the time. Most of the time when towing we average 13 MPG unless we spend a lot of time in the mountains, then it's not pretty.
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I haven't posted a picture of my tow rig for a while, so here's my Volvo FE Cat 3116 loaded up with my old tow rig, K2500 454 Burb:



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post #125 of 463 Old 11-28-2008, 06:56 PM
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Mine in winter mode:

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post #127 of 463 Old 12-01-2008, 12:13 PM
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my rig... 05 CTD, quad cab, short bed, built goerend tranny, 5" turboback, FASS pump, lorenz leveling kit, bilsteins at all 4 corners, s&b intake, isspro gauges, 35" procomp xats, chrome h2 rims... no more chip- had smarty s-04, smarty jr, quad xzt on it before (not all at the same time)- currently running stock and content.

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post #128 of 463 Old 12-01-2008, 12:14 PM
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mike you got a CTD?

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post #129 of 463 Old 12-01-2008, 06:10 PM
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mike you got a CTD?
Yeah, upgraded back in Sept! Loving it!!

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Yeah, upgraded back in Sept! Loving it!!
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post #131 of 463 Old 12-04-2008, 04:05 PM
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I'm going to pick up a 200 Series Land Cruiser in 2009.

Kit it out something like this - except with ARB gear instead of TJM



The TJ can then go on a double axle trailer with trailer brakes no problem...

On mild trips the Cruiser on it's own will handle things just fine... for more serious stuff, the cruiser is capable of towing the Wrangler.

The Cruiser and the Nissan Patrol seem to be the only full size SUV's I can get with a manual transmission. Everything American is automatic-only.


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post #132 of 463 Old 12-08-2008, 08:14 AM
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I saw a couple common misconceptions here I just wanted to touch on. First is tow rating. That weight they use is for a base model truck with close to zero options. The big number is the GCVWR. This is the weight of the truck and trailer combined. They take this number, and subtract the weight of the truck to determine the tow weight rating. They also use a 160lb driver. If you weigh more than that you have to subtract that from the tow rating, if you put stuff in the truck you have to subtract that from the tow rating etc. You would be surprised how little your fully optioned, packed for the week, carrying your three buddies SUV is actually able to tow.

The second is pulling power. I have no doubt a half ton could pull my jeep, my boat, and my camper. It's the stopping that worries me. 3/4 and 1 ton trucks have bigger brakes, they also have bigger everything. Would you wheel your jeep stock? Probably not as it would most likely break even though it is "trail rated". You upgrade everything to make it last longer, and make it stronger. The same applies to towing rigs.

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post #133 of 463 Old 12-08-2008, 09:20 AM
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I forsee a lot of frontend work in your future. I.E. steering box, unit bearings, balljoints and tie rod ends. I hope it snows more down there in Maryland than it does up here in NJ.

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I want an enclosed soooo bad Storing my buggy outside under a tarp sucks!
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post #134 of 463 Old 12-09-2008, 11:01 AM
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I forsee a lot of frontend work in your future. I.E. steering box, unit bearings, balljoints and tie rod ends. I hope it snows more down there in Maryland than it does up here in NJ.
Plow only goes on when it snows. I just had to mock it up and move it out of storage.

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post #135 of 463 Old 12-09-2008, 12:24 PM
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Plow only goes on when it snows. I just had to mock it up and move it out of storage.
Yeah that's when the damage happens, when you're pushing snow around. When I was a tech at Dodge the trucks with the plow frames always were full of frontend work to upsell.
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