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09-14-2019 10:01 AM
222Doc used this to tow to Tahoe in june. wifes 03 Excursion 4x4 7.3. Old girl has 275K and can still haul 8k up I80 at 65 over Donner. 4.30 gears and tunned. did about 12mpg. at 75mpg



my truck a 96f250 2x4 7.3 has always towed its life. 175k just got back from Dusy that is one hard tow at 12% grades on single lane roads steep switch backs to Court-wright. going down is the worse.
09-01-2019 11:34 AM
Joe Dillard
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@Joe Dillard
The Livin Lite camper looks good in the back of those trucks.
Nice.

I ended up with a Lance Max 1181 (11.5' floor/~19.5' length w/11' slide). Solar, rear camara, Onan generator, blah blah blah.

I added an engine block heater cord, camper electrical & frame tie-in kits, rear air bags, F&R mud flaps, side steps, a Hellwig rear swaybar, and class V ~57" hitch extension. The camper is a pig at ~4000#. I've driven it across country and locally with the camper & boat in tow. Got ~13.5 to 14.8 mpgs depending on speed/wind/traffic etc.

I poured a 13'x65' slab for it & the boat on the side of my garage.



08-14-2018 08:18 AM
PlainoldCheroke
Having the right towing equipment

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Originally Posted by wilson1010 View Post
Both my tow vehicles in one photo. K2500 Burb, 4x4 454, 4.11 posi.

Volvo Fe is 33000gvw Cat 3116, Allison 6sp.

Can we assume you buy & sell regularly, or otherwise haul full vehicles for fun or profit?
06-28-2018 08:48 AM
Zakman
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Mine's a 2012 BigHorn Hemi.........They're pullin sum*****es......
They do pull great. Esp since I had a 2007 Dodge Durango w/ a Hemi previously. That got around 10.7 MPG, the Ram get 12.9 MPG for the same 600 mile trip!
06-28-2018 06:45 AM
JeepN4KC
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2018 Ram - Laramie, 5.7 Hemi
Mine's a 2012 BigHorn Hemi.........They're pullin sum*****es......
06-27-2018 09:43 AM
Fourtrail
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I'm shopping for a slide in camper right now.
@Joe Dillard


The Livin Lite camper looks good in the back of those trucks.
06-26-2018 01:58 PM
Zakman 2018 Ram - Laramie, 5.7 Hemi
06-23-2018 01:01 AM
Joe Dillard Bought a new tow rig a while back. '17 Ram 3500 6.7L CTD 4x4. I've added a few things since this pic pulling my bass boat. I'm shopping for a slide in camper right now.

05-15-2017 10:04 AM
Tomb Raider '12 Ram 3500 6.7 cummins
11-22-2015 07:57 PM
222Doc 96 F250 7.3

11-21-2015 09:39 PM
BowtiePimp My tow pig is a 2005 Chevy Silverado custom made shortbed Duramax dually lowered with 24" freightliners....
08-22-2015 09:23 PM
WV_Jeeper91 It did better than I anticipated. It's been a few years so the details are a little fuzzy but on flat ground and on slight grades it could've went as fast as you wanted. Curves were sketchy though, I took everyone of them slow too. Going up a steep hill it did run a bit hot and was having a hard time but it did make it up there. I honestly had no problems slowing it down either. The Jeep weighs more than most probably and it was a 16 foot utility trailer. The truck like I said is mostly stock. It has a tube instead of a silencer, V8 air cleaner, k&n filter, hypertech base, ported throttle body, pod spacer, throttle body spacer, dual exhaust and the timing advanced 4 degrees. It's auto truck with 3.42 gears and 235/75R15 tires. I've had it for about 8 1/2 years. Without the throttle body ported and timing set at a stock 0 degrees it put down 130 hp and 200 ft lbs (it should've been higher but the run didn't start slow enough). It's far from anything impressive but it'll do the job. The last time I towed the Scrambler I flat towed it using a tow strap. Could hardly tell it was back there but we didn't go over 40 mph. I actually have a J10 that I'm hoping one day might be done for towing duties. That way I can have a Jeep towing a Jeep.
08-22-2015 05:47 PM
youngjeepr
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Originally Posted by WV_Jeeper91
1994 GMC Sierra C1500 with a 4.3L V6. It's almost completely stock except for the typical TBI modifications and dual exhaust. The trailer in the picture didn't have brakes either.
how does it pull?
08-22-2015 07:32 AM
WV_Jeeper91 1994 GMC Sierra C1500 with a 4.3L V6. It's almost completely stock except for the typical TBI modifications and dual exhaust. The trailer in the picture didn't have brakes either.
07-10-2015 03:17 PM
lutzke21 Got a new tow pig... just need a trailer now.

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