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Old 01-03-2007, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dolly towing a fullsize truck?

i have been askin alot of questions about deisels and everything.
anyway i sold my ol 69 f-100 and need to deliver it to dallas. its stock size, long bed. would it a problem to use a tow dolly?
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What would you tow it with? Needs to be something bigger than the truck itself, but even then you *may* have issues if someone pulls out in front of you or cuts you off, etc.
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Typically a fullsize truck will not fit onto a tow dolly. The overall track width is too wide. Most rental outfits will not let you rent it, if they know your intentions.

That said, when my folks' E-350 van ate a tranny in Carsin City a few years ago, we rented a big diesel box van and a tow dolly to get it home. The van's tires were rubbing on the dolly's fenders, but it got the job done.
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I rented a u-haul dolly for towing an '84 F250 dually ext cab that i bought. Even with the skinny ass front tire only each one was halfway on teh oustide of teh ramps. It barely fit between teh fenders. Your best bet would be to measure your truck outside tire distances and then body width. I think on uhauls site they have the max dimension.

Oh yea before you go to rent it, go on uhauls site and do there automated renting there to make sure they will let you tow the vehicle you say you are towing with and the vehicle in tow. Please use common sense and not be totally overloaded.
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i would be towing it with my new truck, whatever it will be, looks like 99ish f25o PSD
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Just get the big u-haul trailer, it will haul a full size truck with no problems and it can even be towed with an S-10, ask me how I know.
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Just get the big u-haul trailer, it will haul a full size truck with no problems and it can even be towed with an S-10, ask me how I know.
Dont do things like that our insurance is high enought.
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Just get the big u-haul trailer, it will haul a full size truck with no problems and it can even be towed with an S-10, ask me how I know.
theres an aggie for ya
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yes it will work. I towed my 84 cc dually from DC to Virginia Beach with a 3/4 ton truck. No it wasn't the best tow rig but it worked and stopped safely. Just drive a reasonable speed and keep your distance for braking

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