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11-08-2016 07:05 PM
'Mad Max' here's the new rig with the toy hooked up. It's an 07 Ram megacab, last of the 5.9s, with a G56. Cool part is I have one of the first and last 5.9's under the hood(s)

10-28-2016 06:17 PM
Mikel
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Originally Posted by Blakes View Post
my '75 GMC C35 pulling a 34' Kaufman GN with my '78 J10 Honcho on it.

Damn, that's nice.
10-28-2016 03:08 PM
Blakes my '75 GMC C35 pulling a 34' Kaufman GN with my '78 J10 Honcho on it.

10-24-2016 11:39 AM
three60fish 95 Ram 2500 V10. Tugs this stuff around fairly well, I can maintain 70 on grades in Ohio at least! This trip we had the kayaks on the roof, the VStrom in the bed, the Starcraft 25ft trailer and bicycles on the back of it for a week vacation in the camper. I get about 6mpg towing the trailer.
10-24-2016 10:26 AM
crashnzuk Heres my current setup. 15 Ram 2500 4x4 shortbed crew with cummins and 6 speed manual. '16 Load max 20' low deck goose with rear hitch and wiring. 2013 Coleman 19' travel trailer. This setup gets right at 10 mpg @ 58 mph. 66' overall length.
Travis..

10-23-2016 06:16 PM
blay127 2014 F250 - 6.2, 3.73s, stock tires. First trip pulling the Jeep, averaged 8.5 mpg from north Houston to las cruces NM rolling 80 mph.

10-22-2016 02:13 PM
Devil's Ride Attachment 2418097

My two second gen CTDs on the ALCAN/Cassiar last spring.
10-22-2016 07:54 AM
95yj For the past 8 years I've been pulling my camper and boat with an 06 f-250 6.0. I put 10k into there motor trying to make it reliable, and it still left me on the side of the road more times than I could count. It was always nerve racking wondering where it would leave me. I sold it to my diesel mechanic and bought a 2011 GMC 2500 Denali with the Duramax. Can't wait to pull with it next week.

10-08-2016 02:34 PM
sleepsontoilet Got 11 mpg towing from Houston to Moab and back.

10-07-2016 11:18 AM
Josh40601
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Originally Posted by Tommy R View Post
Got some new shoes on mine. 2001 Dodge CTD with a built automatic, a couple go-fast goodies, steering improvements, and now some H2 wheels with 35" Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Running a 2.5" leveling kit up front, but I don't think it's needed to clear the tires.

I was actually a little concerned when I saw these tires in person because they're way more aggressive of a tread pattern than I anticipated, but I've been pleasantly surprised. They roll very smoothly and make no noise at all. We'll see how they do as they wear.

And no extra Cummins stickers, no stacks, and no flipped out mirrors. See, not ALL Dodge guys are like that.





The H2s fit really well! No rubbing whatsoever and they don't stick out very far, either.
Its like the white version of my old truck.


Too bad that thing was cursed.

new to me tow rig 01 Silverado 2wd. 6.0/4L80E. Averages 11.9 mpg unloaded. Need to get it tuned and I think i should be able to get 13s and 10 while towing

10-07-2016 09:13 AM
BriansCJ 03, 5.7L, 100k, 3.73 LSD, 4x4. Got it as it sits, just had to do some head work. Pulls my jeeps and scrap just fine. And for what i have in it, Im more than happy with it.
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10-06-2016 07:58 PM
Provience sure, getting new tires on the trailer

1996 suburban 7.4L 3.7X gears and 10 mpg pulling hills all day long



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10-06-2016 11:00 AM
Tommy R
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Originally Posted by Kay86K5 View Post
Best body style dodge ever made IMO...good clean looking rig man!
Thanks very much!
10-06-2016 09:48 AM
cheapthrillb2
10-04-2016 10:37 AM
D45
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Originally Posted by melon16 View Post
'15 f150 and a tilt trailer. Does the trick for my short hauls.

Raptor wheels and 35s?
10-04-2016 08:59 AM
Kay86K5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommy R View Post
Got some new shoes on mine. 2001 Dodge CTD with a built automatic, a couple go-fast goodies, steering improvements, and now some H2 wheels with 35" Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Running a 2.5" leveling kit up front, but I don't think it's needed to clear the tires.

I was actually a little concerned when I saw these tires in person because they're way more aggressive of a tread pattern than I anticipated, but I've been pleasantly surprised. They roll very smoothly and make no noise at all. We'll see how they do as they wear.

And no extra Cummins stickers, no stacks, and no flipped out mirrors. See, not ALL Dodge guys are like that.





The H2s fit really well! No rubbing whatsoever and they don't stick out very far, either.
Best body style dodge ever made IMO...good clean looking rig man!
10-04-2016 07:25 AM
Tommy R Got some new shoes on mine. 2001 Dodge CTD with a built automatic, a couple go-fast goodies, steering improvements, and now some H2 wheels with 35" Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Running a 2.5" leveling kit up front, but I don't think it's needed to clear the tires.

I was actually a little concerned when I saw these tires in person because they're way more aggressive of a tread pattern than I anticipated, but I've been pleasantly surprised. They roll very smoothly and make no noise at all. We'll see how they do as they wear.

And no extra Cummins stickers, no stacks, and no flipped out mirrors. See, not ALL Dodge guys are like that.





The H2s fit really well! No rubbing whatsoever and they don't stick out very far, either.
10-03-2016 11:45 PM
DaKing Lots of good looking rigs. Here is an updated picture of my setup.







09-29-2016 10:39 PM
Kay86K5
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Originally Posted by HMM View Post
Kay86K5 that's a sweet looking truck! I'd love to have one myself, love that body style.
Thanks bud!
09-29-2016 09:40 PM
DE Jeeper Your truck sucks, but not as much as that truck u r towing.
09-29-2016 09:35 PM
shadyluke I have a 2002 F250 that has about 286k miles on it. I just rebuilt the trans myself about 6k miles ago. Very happy with the rebuild and the upgrades I chose. Pulls well. It has a 3" lift, TS performance 6 position chip, exhaust, and plenty of rust. Still needs a bunch of work but that's to be expected with something with such high miles.





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09-29-2016 08:12 PM
luckyj got tired of this one sitting in the yard. kept it for 4 years and just rolled 19k miles the day I sold it. 2012 cummins/g56.
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picked up a clean 1 owner 24v 5 speed.
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09-29-2016 08:11 PM
HMM Kay86K5 that's a sweet looking truck! I'd love to have one myself, love that body style.
09-29-2016 08:38 AM
Kay86K5
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Originally Posted by gtxracer View Post
Thanks! Digging your rig, that's going to be a great tow with the modern drivetrain.

What gears would you recommend? I had the 265s on the truck and it still got the same mileage. Eventually I want to ditch the camper for a diesel pusher or enclosed with living quarters and run a mid travel suspension setup for expo and fun. This would mean 37s or maybe even 39s and looking at 4.56 or 4.88 to help the 8.1 and Allison handle them.
I was thinking 4.56's would do pretty good with the 315's, but if you want to make it an expo with 37"+ tires, then 4.88's for sure...that would be a pretty sweet expo rig!!

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Originally Posted by dave_dj1 View Post
That should make a great tow rig.
A little OT but what building is that? I see your in CO and wondering if that design would hold up out here in the Northeast as far as snow loads are concerned. Thanks.
Thanks! That is my dad's shop he had built about 10 years ago. In those 10 years we've had some pretty serious snow storms (some accumulate upwards of 4 feet or so...not all the time that much, but every once in a while) and it's done just fine. I live in HOA hell right now so I have this project at his house since he has property and the shop with the car lift and everything...it's made it much nicer. I wish his shop was a little taller and a little deeper....when I build one I'm going to take that into consideration. I'm not sure on the manufacturer, I can double check if you would like

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Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy View Post
Any reason for the lift, just to run 285's? I would think they would fit without the lift?
In fact the truck had bald 285's on when I purchased it when it was bone stock. The main reason for the lift is cause I plan to use this truck for other duties than just towing. I plan to take it hunting along with other things. And since it's about as long as a freaking yacht, I wanted it off the ground just a little more for some clearance. And I just stuck with 285's to help out my gearing as much as possible for towing. So with the 8.1, and running a manual NV4500 with the 4.10 gears in the axles, I think it should still tow fine too along with be just tall enough to be used for the other duties I want.

It was kinda a give/take with all the decisions from drivetrain to lift/tire sizes....it should suit my needs just fine though
09-29-2016 08:23 AM
pennsylvaniaboy
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Originally Posted by Kay86K5 View Post
^

I guess I can post a quick picture of my tow rig in process. Not done yet, but it's a 1989 V3500 Crew Cab. I swapped an 8.1/NV4500 combo into it along with a 3" lift and 285 BFG's. Plan on putting bags in the rear and a bunch of other small things. I'm going to use it to haul my K5 crawler, along with use as a normal truck to take my kids riding dirt bikes, hunting, and anything else I want. Might not pull a 20K+ load up a hill doing 95 and getting 30+ mpg's like some claim, but it will suit my needs just fine . Hoping to having it running real soon
Any reason for the lift, just to run 285's? I would think they would fit without the lift?
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