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tow rigs & trailer pics
« on: August 30, 2009, 10:29:23 PM »
do any of you do any towing? your rc's , show vehicles, buggies, bikes, campers , horses , etc..
i thought lets see those rigs and trailers
how bout it?

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Re: tow rigs & trailer pics
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 11:04:05 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 11:11:00 PM »
How about these toys ;D





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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 11:23:35 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 01:58:04 PM »
here's my 02 v10 with my 84 RC and 92 1/2 ton. Both of the vehicles are loaded to the hilt with parts and pieces. The trailer is a 09 model C&B 35' with dovetail and fold down ramps. The trailer weighs 9k empty there is at least 14k on the trailer. The truck is a mostly stock 3/4 ton v10 with firestone airbags, reese goosneck 285/75/16 E BFG ATs. Pulled that setup 2500 miles to AK. went back to MT this summer and brought up my 81 crew dually also loaded to the hilt with stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 02:08:14 PM »
Here is my tow rig and mine and my sons toys
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2009, 04:30:47 PM »
This is my 06 Quad 1500 Hemi... towin my crew 4x4 on my custon home made 20ft travel trailer frame lowboy...  Don't laugh it works.... ;D
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009, 09:01:24 PM »
great pics
i see some of you are using 3/4 tons or 1500's to tow your beasts
i thought it would take a bit more than that.
i guess not

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2009, 09:38:06 PM »
Na....you can pull the average full size rig with a 1/2 ton provided it's on a light trailer thats balanced correctly and preferably using a weight distribution hitch.  You might not get there fast but you'll get there in one piece 8)

I love the looks I get pulling double trailers down the interstate to get all my junk to the trail.  Theres a 7 percent grade over about 2 miles that we pull going to KY for our twice a year trips....   I love watching all the 1/2 ton guys giving it all they got to hold 50mph when I drop out of 6th and roll up the hill at 1/2 throttle....got to love a 500hp Powerstroke ;D..........don't start with the comments
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2009, 09:44:27 PM »
great pics
i see some of you are using 3/4 tons or 1500's to tow your beasts
i thought it would take a bit more than that.
i guess not

My 1500 pulls just fine.. i did add a set of firestone ride right air bags. Helps the truck carry the weight.. I love my 1500 quad, but factory 1/2 ton suspension is way too soft to carry a load.
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« Reply #10 on: September 7, 2009, 12:12:38 PM »
mine ... hauling my new toy ....

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 11:23:58 PM »
My project "Flashback"...an '87 RC and a '72 Hayne two-horse...







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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 11:34:32 PM »
That's slick Missy!  Real classy! {cool}
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2009, 11:55:46 PM »
my 97 chevy, thats about a max load...
(dodge gurus, do you like the rims on my trailer?)
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2009, 03:06:58 PM »
That's slick Missy!  Real classy! {cool}

Thanks dude!  It was a great project to do, and I really enjoy the looks it gets when I pull it.  I really like it when someone comes up from behind and passes in the left lane.  They always do a double-take when they see the "old truck" pulling the "old trailer"...the older people smile and the younger ones get this "WTH is that?" look on their face! ;D 
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2009, 05:00:23 PM »
A few years back my daughter pulled her mobile petting zoo with her RC.  She has a 14' stock trailer and usually carried a donkey, a lamb, 2 goats, rabbits, chickens and whatever else was around at the time.  We had a breakdown fence panel setup tied on one fender and all was maroon (she graduated from A&M)

Got the looks on the road.  The old Ramcharger had already put two kids through A&M before she bought it.
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2009, 07:53:27 PM »
my 97 chevy, thats about a max load...
(dodge gurus, do you like the rims on my trailer?)



What ya hidin on the trailer?? must be nother chevy??LOL
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2009, 01:16:08 AM »
that was the joke pic i made for the local forum, this is what got hauled home.  My roommate picked it up. factory 63 chevy 4x4, 283, sm420, devorced rockwell t case. 3.73's




we have gatherd a 14bolt, d44 w tracklock, sm465, and 35 x 15.5 pitbull mad dogs for it.
he is working on the purchase of a tall deck 427 thats built up.
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2009, 09:38:56 PM »


got to love a 500hp Powerstroke ;D

 Our feild mechanic sure loves his brand shiny new '09 F-450 Powerstroke. Two scattered engines in 27,000 miles. ::) It's currently getting engine #3 installed.  He's driving his "old" '06 Chevy 6.0 gas motored truck with 238,000 miles on it because the Ford's always in the shop having the cab removed. ;D
 Crapped #2 piston and both turbos on the factory motor, in the Ford house a month, scattered the rods/mains on the replacement motor after only 12 days.

 Our other two stores run '08-'09 Powerstrokes too, out of seven trucks, four blew the engines, plus a trans or two, several repititious leaky radiators, various no-starts, and one caught fire under the hood while running down the highway, burned to the ground in the ditch and took several acres of pasture with it, only 7800 miles on the clock.......

 Not bustin' your chops, just tellin' it like it is.

 

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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2009, 01:10:36 AM »
Our feild mechanic sure loves his brand shiny new '09 F-450 Powerstroke. Two scattered engines in 27,000 miles. ::) It's currently getting engine #3 installed.  He's driving his "old" '06 Chevy 6.0 gas motored truck with 238,000 miles on it because the Ford's always in the shop having the cab removed. ;D
 Crapped #2 piston and both turbos on the factory motor, in the Ford house a month, scattered the rods/mains on the replacement motor after only 12 days.

 Our other two stores run '08-'09 Powerstrokes too, out of seven trucks, four blew the engines, plus a trans or two, several repititious leaky radiators, various no-starts, and one caught fire under the hood while running down the highway, burned to the ground in the ditch and took several acres of pasture with it, only 7800 miles on the clock.......

 Not bustin' your chops, just tellin' it like it is.

 

I don't know what these people are doing to destroy two engines in 27K mile but it sounds like they need to quit driving it like they stole it.  I've got two 6.0L's.......the famed bastard from International and so on ::).  First one is an 05 with 245K miles on it which is my work truck and my personal truck is a 07 which now has 71K miles on it.  Both trucks have been worked hard since day one......note I said worked, not to be confused with beat like a red headed step child and driven into the ground afterwards :o.  

The 05 has puked two EGR valves and one cooler.......not that it will have the chance now that the EGR system has been blocked off.  The 5R100 auto tranny took a shit at around 80K miles and I replaced it with a built up aftermarket and it's still hanging in there......will not have to worry about this on the 07 ;D  Aside from a set of front unit bearings and ball joints, the truck has had nothing but normal maintenece done that any truck would require.......and is still on the oem radiator.  Not bad for a truck that was condemned to being a 100% workhorse when my 07 showed up off the assembly line in July of 06.  It now spends 75% of it's times with 20,000 lbs plus hanging off the gooseneck ball unless of course it's pushing snow in the winter.

The 07 hasn't had any problems up till the last couple weeks with excessive white smoke at idle and when jabbing the throttle.....classic symptom of EGR cooler starting to leak.  Well I ordered on block off kit, I sure know how to order another.  Ball stud broke off the clutch pedal where the pushrod for the master cylinder connects at around 40K miles......$120 from Ford for a whole pedal assy.  Put a set of tires on it at 60K miles.  It's now getting to the point I'm gonna have to put a set of brake pads on the front end and get the rotors turned

Both these trucks pull loads ranging from 15K to 30K pounds on a regular basis and I will say that I am a spirited driver but do take into account the toll the equipment takes as I am the one making the payments on both of them every month and i'm the one that has to pay for the parts and spend my time fixing them.  Neither of these trucks has seen the inside of the dealer's shop since they had they're dealer prep done there.  Using some sense while driving and proper maintenace is key to keeping a 6.0L healthy and happy.  Most owners don't even have a clue about monitoring the DCA levels in the coolant to prevent cavitation which the 6.0's are prone to have issues with on the rear two cylinders especially.  They run oil fired injectors so people that are too damn lazy to service the engine when it needs it wonder why they drop injectors, have hard start issues or have a junk high pressure pump in a couple of years.  

I'm not posting this to start a Powerstroke vs Cummins fight.  I love the old 12 and 24 valve 5.9's just for the sheer torque and the durability over the course of time.  It's a proven fact that I agree with that a I-6 will outlast a V engine time and time again.  However at the time I bought both of these trucks, I shopped both Ford and Dodge and both times Ford made me a better offer on price.  Especially when I ordered the 07 as I demanded a 6-speed truck this round and neither brand could find me one within 3 hours that was at the specs I wanted.  It's usally pretty hard to haggle on price when you order a truck versus pick one out of the masses on the lot.  I love my old W250 to death and will never part with it.....I'll probably end up riding staight to hell in it one day ;D.  However I don't have a back yard full of money trees at my disposal so for daily driver/work truck/tow rig, I was forced to look at the overall features for the buck I had to spend.

As far as the durabilty of the new 6.7L Cummins.......I've heard alot of bad juju on the mid year 07 intro engines with constant engine lights and low power problems and dealers that just throw part after part at them taking blind guesses.  My dad is one owner who is in the middle of sueing the dealer over all his troubles and lost money as the truck is his source of income.  If it's down, he's broke.  You can't exactly get a 1-ton truck that will pull a 45ft hot shot trailer from Enterprise rent-a-car {flame}  Also a guy I do work for on his Bobcats and dumptrucks has one for his personal truck and has had nothing but dpf and turbo problems since almost day one.  Been to the dealer 11 times over this crap in 41,000 miles.....how sad is that.  So crack and slam on the International engines all you want.....neither one of mine have been back to the dealer {beer}
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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2009, 06:22:47 AM »
 Just stating facts. The mechanic that drives the 3rd time's the charm is close to 60 years old, managed to get 238,000 and counting out of a gas motored Chevy 1 ton carrying the same tools and equipment as the Ford. We service our trucks religously, get fired if you don't. It ain't driver abuse.  

 Our late year build '06 Powerstrokes have held up pretty well, but they are F-250's driven by salesmen, so most of their miles are lightly loaded highway miles. We were bought out by a "corporation"[corporate bastards >:(] and they switched us to Fords. I drive an F-250 with a 5.4. Pretty gutless, and it's been in the shop three times in 28,000 miles for trans and A/C problems.

 Lots of people have good luck with Fords, just not us. ;D

 Edit: BTW my tow rig's an '08 F-250 with a 5.4, pulling a company trailer.  ;D

 

 
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2009, 01:21:22 PM »
HErs my take on the power strokes A buddy of mine is a fleet mechanic for a large local construction company for years he had his own service truck that they rented from him it was a 2002 F550 cab with a much older utility body all decked out with a crane welder generator torchs fuel transfer tanks and tons of tools it was a powerstroke never had much truble from it other then braking a lot of leafsprings in the rear.  This year the company buys him a truck to use an 09 powerstroke with basicly the same kinda body and same tools just all newer Well its been in the shop more then on the road turbo blew one bad engine so far trany blew it eats tires and the fuel milage is about half of his older ford
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2009, 11:41:28 AM »
i see some of you are using 3/4 tons or 1500's to tow your beasts
i thought it would take a bit more than that.
i guess not

Nothing wrong with towing with 3/4 tons in any of the above photos.
Typically, 3/4 tons are rated to tow the same, if not slightly more than a 1 ton. The intent of a one ton is to be able to have more weight in the bed. 
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2010, 08:26:49 AM »
Had some extra time on the comp this morning was looking around and found this thread figured I would resurrect it.



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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2010, 08:43:06 AM »
...a long time ago in a galaxy pretty close to here...

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