|04-29-2016 02:54 PM|
|04-28-2016 03:28 AM|
Made a lateral move about a year ago from an 01 ECLB 3500HD dually with a 6.0L to this 01 CCLB SRW with a 8.1L. I love having more room with the crew cab for the kiddies and not having to have my hand on the shifter ready for the next hill is great too. Seems no matter what happens I can just put my foot down a little and hold 55-60 up any hill without even feeling like Im beating on it. And yes I carry auxiliary fuel and a few quarts of oil with me haha
Made my own front hitch mount and she rolls on 285/75R16 Firestone MT. Im going to do some steering upgrades and hopfully a black bear or nelson tune.
Pic is from the last stage of the Oregon trail rally last weekend
I tow our travel trailer probably 20+ times a year usually with 2 full size dirtbikes and 2 mini bikes plus camping gear.
|04-27-2016 06:16 PM|
traded in a decently built '07 lbz d-max for a bone stock '16 LML d-max
|04-27-2016 05:33 PM|
picture for previous post
|04-27-2016 05:15 PM|
Here is my 01 Silverado 1/2 ton. that was my bosses trailer and bobcat (S770) from back when I lived in Saskatoon area. the truck is only rated to tow 9,000 lbs, that bobcat weighed 10,000 lbs alone. I never when far or fast and didn't have any issues with the law. A year ago I moved from Saskatchewan to Ontario and towed my then stock JKU. I was extremely disappointed with how well the truck towed the Jeep. It was stable and the trailer didn't want to wag its tail at all, but I was averaging maybe 10 mpg on the prairies and way less in the Canadian shield. The truck just felt way underpowered with 7,000ish lbs behind it even heading east on the level.
|04-27-2016 11:39 AM|
2005 Chevy 2500 Duramax
|04-27-2016 06:57 AM|
|04-26-2016 08:57 AM|
Here's a pic of my DD/tow rig doing some work. Its a 96 F250. Dana 60 out of an F350 of the same year up front. P-pump Cummins with compounds, lots of fuel and water injection. Made 586hp 1103tq on the dyno. NV4500 trans and adapted the BW1356 tcase to it. Trailer is a Circle D 20+4 14k single wheel. It hauls pretty good, but on the trip home this day I got the rear end so hot from being over-powered and weighted heavy that the gear oil was boiling when I made a rest stop after about 100 miles thru the hills at 65-70mph. Rest of the trip home that day I took it a little easier. Gross on this day was 21220. I been way heavier plenty of times but never had the rear end get that hot. Im thinking I may have to crack it open and investigate.
|04-25-2016 07:23 PM|
Glad you still have the dodge tommy. Got myself an 06 a few years ago. Searched for a long time for a second gen but they just weren't around. Even with a nationwide search. Priced this one up in Leander oddly enough. Then turned it in to a dozer.
|04-25-2016 07:04 PM|
If you're wanting to see the progress though you can check it out at the following link.
Project Tow Rig - Braun E350 Ambulance
I made quite a few changes to the project from what I had planned originally in that build thread. When I post one here I'll get rid of all the fat and get straight to the actual build.
|04-25-2016 06:17 AM|
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|04-24-2016 09:06 PM|
I'm building mine right now. It's a 1998 E350 ambulance with a 7.3 that I removed the box from and I'm in the process of building a sleeper/short flat bed setup. Still have a ton of work to do but little by little it's coming to life.
|04-13-2016 06:28 PM|
Been a while since I posted mine. 2001 Dodge Cummins with about 215k on it. Towed great to/from Moab a couple weeks ago. Bought it about 8 years ago and still love it. And if anyone is interested in non-inflated, hand calculated mileage numbers, on that trip the I saw a low in the low 11 mpg range to a high of 14.75 mpg. Towing speed was 70-80 mph for the most part.
It's got an Edge programmer, 4" exhaust w/muffler, a big air filter, Airdog fuel pump, and a built trans. Tires are 285/75-16s and gearing is 3.55. The truck is still super clean because I'm really picky about how I treat it....and I don't plan on changing that.
|04-13-2016 06:11 PM|
I put some larger injectors and an he351cw on it when I did the swap, so I don't really notice the extra weight. Having taller tires is way more noticeable.
No idea on empty mileage, but pulling my enclosed is about 13. That is the same mileage it got with the V10 NOT towing (got about 8-9 towing this trailer).
|04-13-2016 05:53 PM|
|04-13-2016 05:36 PM|
Runs great. I pulled the engine/trans out of my old dodge which I had had for years. Gets considerably better fuel mileage than the V10/auto did.
Really my only complaint is some extra gears would be nice. The dodge had smaller tires than I have on the Ex, so the gaps were tighter. Now it is a bit of a pain.
|04-13-2016 02:40 PM|
|04-13-2016 01:11 PM|
Here my current DD/tow rig bringing home my project tow rig.
96 F250, 7.3, 5sp, SD axles with 3.73 gears and F350 suspension, babyswamp injectors, intercooled. 20mpg unloaded
1948 Chevy Loadmaster 6400. 2-ton truck with 235 straight 6!
|04-12-2016 12:29 PM|
Iveco Daily, 2.8 litres turbo diesel, 130 HP, 6 speed manual, difflock in rear axle. pulls easy 4 tonnes. I'll bet nobody knows this in the US. It's Italian....
Build a camper interior in it:
|04-12-2016 12:21 PM|
Sold my Cummins and went to this. 2016 2500HD with the 6.0 Gas, said good bye to the expensive diesel world.
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