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Old 11-23-2006, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what to tow with????

i have a 86 Chevy on 44s and need some thing to tow it with not going for high way speeds but some thing dependable and fairly common??
i have access to a 92 Chevy half ton long bed with 4 wheel drive but i'm not sure that it would pull it and as it sits it needs a new flue system,
any and all advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Being your truck is a full size on 44's, i wouldnt touch that thing with a half ton in a million years...... even a 3/4 ton I wouldnt be real sure about the haul... I would say one ton, no less...

hell the tires on your rig loaded in the bed of the half ton would be a load ...........
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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3/4 ton minimum! how far do you tow?
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i live in port huron MI and want to be able to go over to silverlake and a few other places, but most of the time its just about a 45 min drive. would a small rv work or is a 1 ton still my best bet
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lets say your truck weighs 3 tons (6,000lbs)
your trailer will weigh *at least* 1.5 tons (3,000 lbs)

that's 9,000 lbs behind the truck. what would you want? it's not like used duallies are expensive.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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so an older dually would be the way to go, i need something to get this rig from home and back safely with out braking the bank
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think a single rear wheel would be okay weight wise, but being your rig is going to be very tall with the 44s, I would go with the dually for the added stability, as your center of gravity is going to be quite a ways off the ground

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I was thinking you might as well tow with an el camino than the 1/2 ton.
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i would say for cheap you could get a mid 80's Chevy 1 ton with a 454 probably very easily for under $1500-$2000... maybe considerbly less. Simple and reliable and love their gas. I would check out some farm auctions or something of that sort, that way your tow and trail rig sorta match.... if your doing any longer hauls start looking for a diesel. I just bought a 86 F250 with a 6.9L Diesel and am pretty happy as far as towing ability although it isnt very speedy, the price was right. if your price range allows it look at early 90's dodge (cummins) or mid 90's ford (3/4 and 1 ton) with the 7.3L turbo international.
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