A cheap tow rig

Discussion in 'Towing' started by jasonreichle, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Redneckgeriatric

    Redneckgeriatric I'm Awesome

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    planning on towing 5th wheel and gooseneck with a 1500? i would get medical insurance.
     
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    My '99 K1500 6.5 with 3.42 gears (14 bolt SF) got 16 mpg towing my 2200 lb Rally car & a U-Haul trailer when I bought the truck in KY. All interstate miles, though.



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    Just cruising about 90 mph (Hey, we roll in East Tn) .... < 3psi boost, 700 degrees EGT & gettin' 14+ mpg.
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    Now, don't get me wrong, I have gotten 10 mpg with more load & lots of speed in the hills..... there's lots of hills in East Tn. The 3.42 gears did not like hills.
     
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    Used to have a 99 classic with the 6.5 and I remember it being really good on fuel When it ran haha. Had so much fun with that truck, was badly rusted and the tranny finally went so I let it go. Wouldn’t mind getting another someday

    No power comparison to my current 6.6 though
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  4. L31MaxExpress

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    I passed a trooper on I-40 in west TN on I-40 with the cruise set at 98 mph heading home from Ohio a few years ago. Similar MPG from my small cam/headers/tuned 5.7 and 3.73 geared 350 Express van.
     
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    That couldn't have gone well. OH is the ticket Nazi state.
     
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    I was in western TN going into Memphis. I think he must have been taking a nap in the center of the road or looking for someone running triple digits. Luckily he never even lit up his lights.
     
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    Would add a better lift pump and upgraded lift pump wiring to that list.
     
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    Must have been distracted sucking down doughnuts.
     
  9. jasonreichle

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    hahah, at least I got a giggle out of all of that. Deal I’ve worked out allready has a diamond eye. Will work on the crossover as well PMD is allready done. Infact every 6.5 I’ve ever owned has allready had it done. Allready has gauges. Being in the prairies, cooling has never been a issue for me on prior trucks,ever. Don’t want to invest in the fluid dampner since I’ve been told with our cold temps they don’t stand up well. With the wicked wheel, I’m not seeing a total use of the hx35 or 40 but will be damned sure if it’s got play it’ll just get an upgrade to them anyway. But yes, won’t be a daily driver. Will be a fun Sunday driver to the farm and do work out there. For everyday use I have my 2010.
     
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    have safely my entire life. Know your limits and your fine. And as of right now I decided to deal on a 2500 anyway
     

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