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Old 06-30-2002, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Show us your tow rig

tell us what ya like/dislike about it and the specs- mileage, cost, what ya tow, etc..

I'll post mine:

























(don't have one yet )
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Old 06-30-2002, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here is a pic of my "tow" vehicle and the jeep is in theback ground(it looks totally different now though).

it is an 86 F150 with the 302 and AOD automatic transmission. it has ~200K miles on it, 2WD, and 35's... it tows pretty good. not the best but definatly not the worst. i can tow the jeep on the trailer at around 65-70 no problem. the biggest problem i have had with it is the shitty 8.8. i have broken two carriers in it. i think that the breakage was caused by power breaking 35's(not real smart). i just swapped in a 9" and have 4.56's to put in.

it only cost me $3000 when i bought it 6 years ago. i get around 10-12 whn towing. i definatly would like another tow rig but it will do for now.


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Old 06-30-2002, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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'73 Chevy C20, 454, Turbo 400, 4.10 gears. The motor is pretty much stock, just a K&N, Accel HEI distributor, and 2.5 inch Flowmasters. AirLift airbags, and Rancho 9000s. 8.5 foot Elkhorn (Fleetwood) camper. Towing a homemade 16ft trailer.

With the camper, I get 6.5 to 8mpg. No camper its 7-8.5 mpg. Runs good, but it is getting tired. I will most likely rebuild the motor this summer.

This pic is about 5 years old, but here ya go:
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Here's mine... 2000 SuperDuty, Crew Cab, 4x4, V10, auto, 4.30 gears, short bed.

That's my trailer behind it too - 16', 83" between the fenders, double axle, 5k axles, brakes on one.

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Old 06-30-2002, 08:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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87 f250, 460, c-6, t-case? if i could fix teh damen manifold from leaking it would be sweet, but it chugs in teh hills but holds its own on the flat stuff for as fast as i feel safe going. braking it does ok but i guess if i fixed teh rear wheel cylinders id be ok. it works for 3000 bucks i paid.
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Old 06-30-2002, 11:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, this WAS my tow-rig on Father's Day..



1974 International Harvester "200" series Travelette. Aka 4-door, 1Ton (9,000 GVWR), long-box. 166" WB, 2wd/IFS..

Straight. Gas 345V8, wide ratio T98, 4.30 gears in the IH Corporate rear end.

GREAT tow-rig. Doesn't care what's on the trailer, NO trailer sway.. captain's chairs up front, bench in the back.

$1000 and it was paid for, put new tires on it, tune-up, misc stuff..

I'll have had it home for a year on the 4th of July and I've loved every minute of it except for the last week.

Went to go to work Thursday morning and discovered the truck I'd searched for for a few years to finally find had been victimized by some drunk HIT-AND-RUN FAWK..



So today I was busy borrowing the front clip from my 1/2T 4x4 to put on the 4-door so I can take off in 2.5 weeks for Colorado, Moab, and Seattle...

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'73 Chevy C20, 454, Turbo 400, 4.10 gears. The motor is pretty much stock, just a K&N, Accel HEI distributor, and 2.5 inch Flowmasters. AirLift airbags, and Rancho 9000s. 8.5 foot Elkhorn (Fleetwood) camper. Towing a homemade 16ft trailer.

With the camper, I get 6.5 to 8mpg. No camper its 7-8.5 mpg. Runs good, but it is getting tired. I will most likely rebuild the motor this summer.

This pic is about 5 years old, but here ya go:
looks about the same to me
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Old 07-01-2002, 03:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Holy shit! It must have taken a huge hit to do that to International sheet metal. Your saying whoever did that drove off? What were they driving a Tank? Bummer man that's a sweet tow rig.
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Old 07-01-2002, 06:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Holy shit! It must have taken a huge hit to do that to International sheet metal. Your saying whoever did that drove off? What were they driving a Tank? Bummer man that's a sweet tow rig.
Thanks.

Yeah, haven't figured out how the SOB lived.. he moved my 6,000lbs truck about 10' and pushed it up onto the curb..

I'm hoping he's got some cracked ribs at least..
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Old 07-01-2002, 11:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Here's my old tow rig:


But it sucked as a tow rig, so I moved up to this bad boy:

It's a 1999.5 Ford F-350 PowerStroke CC SB

With my dad's jeep added to the trailer:
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Old 07-01-2002, 01:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Damn, that is the first time that I've seen anyone use a Hummer as a tow rig. That is just too cool. I also like the Superduty, too.
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited. Loaded with leather power everything, heated seats. The important stuff- V10, 4x4, Auto, 4:30 gears, Edelbrock shocks, air bags, Airaid intake. The BS-PIAA driving lights, CD player amps, subs etc. Super Duty Grill, Clear front corner lights.
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Here is mine.

91 F250 with a 460 2WD

I would like a 4x4, but don't have the $$
I would like a desiel but don't have the $$
but tossed in some 4:56 gears for the rear end, and it hauls ass
13-14 MPG on the street (my daily driver)
6-7 while towing
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Old 07-01-2002, 04:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Some before and after pics of my Tow Rig...which will donate it's RCD60 to my buggy project. I'll swap my spare HPD44 into the tow beast.







Amusing tale of its discovery and purchase at:

http://www.rightcoastcrawler.com/bil...ig/Tow_Rig.htm
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01 Dodge 1500 Off Road....D70, D60 5.9L bla bla bla.....

but i tow my zuk with it....Going to switch down to some 38's cause i just started towing with it this year...make it a little easier on the tranny like that!
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Here's mine; 97, 454, Silverado.

I like diesel, my wife won't drive it.
I didn't want 4x4, until I got bogged down leaving the lakebed at JV .


10-12 MPG towing, 10 in town, 12-13 freeway.
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I have two tow rigs now. For some places I use my 1983 McPheeters Establishment Motorhome. It's nice to camp in and has lots of room for food and parts. It's slow going up any kind of hill and only gets about 8 MPG. It's got a 460 Ford Motor.

I also have a 1996 Dodge Ram with the 5.9L motor. It pulls a lot fast and gets about 12 MPG with the trailer. I use this for day trips and as a daily driver to get to work.

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Who had the lowered, white, short box extended cab chev on 20' dubs as a tow rig? that thing was sweet
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Hey Lance...any chance of making this thread "sticky"?
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Who had the lowered, white, short box extended cab chev on 20' dubs as a tow rig? that thing was sweet
my friend jereme has that and indeed it is sweet! jiMMy
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my friend jereme has that and indeed it is sweet! jiMMy

come on jiMMy....where are the PICS?!?!?!?!
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Old 07-01-2002, 10:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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'99 Crew Cab, 454, dual 3" exhaust, air raid intake, 6" lift, 35's

8-10 towing
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