What have you towed lately

Discussion in 'Towing' started by BURBAN GUY, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. 97 bowtie

    97 bowtie OBS Enthusiast

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    That’s my 81 Malibu I paid $1500 as a painted roller she’s getting a 500hp procharged sbc, I’ll get a thread going on it soon
     
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    Idk if you can see the corner of my 97 in this picture but I may have towed home another side project... $100 bucks I was not passing that up

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    bugdewde I'm Awesome

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    Bought another Miata to rallycross ....
    It lasted about 8 runs (2 drivers) before the clutch gave out. Back on the trailer.

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    1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 I'm Awesome

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    Looks like the trailer is big enough for two of them :D
     
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    Not quite ... Lol.... I have 3 of them.
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    BNielsen I'm Awesome

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    Used the **** out of my 20' trailer this weekend.
    Learned a few lessons too. Those lessons being this truck needs air bags, 4.10s, a shift kit and cooler, tow-haul, and honestly probably a fuel pump because it's gutless pulling a loaded trailer. Oh, and it's NBS knuckle, disc brake, and P30 master cylinder time.

    First load on Friday was somewhere around 7,000 pounds worth of pallets, maybe more; each one weighs about 40 pounds and there was 32 in the first four stacks, and probably closer to 40 in the four rear stacks.
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    Then a lighter load that I still had a hell of a time with, helping my girlfriend's family move to their new house. Hopefully next time I have to do something like this I'll have a 22 foot enclosed trailer so I don't panic anytime I see a mattress start to catch wind.
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    Random question - what are you doing with that many pallets?

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    Are you saying 32 pallets in each stack?

    I used to use my flat bed quite often to help people move and got really nervous about stuff flying off the trailer too. Nowadays I just pay the $20 and get the biggest U-Haul enclosed trailer. No more worries and because stuff can pack in it so well it actually carries more that a flat bed usually can.
     
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    BNielsen I'm Awesome

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    A lot of firewood. It's been about 4 months since I last hauled out a load and it was half of what's here now; and that fire burned so hot we had to stand about 40 feet away until it burned down.

    Yup, 32 in each stack, at least as far as the first four go. The last four probably had 35-40. I really should have thrown a strap or two across the front and tied the mattresses down to the front rail.
    I thought about the U-haul, but they have surge brakes and I'm not a fan of those whatsoever! Especially since the brakes on these trucks are garbage, I'm weary about even a half full U-haul trailer pushing my truck around.
     
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    Post a screenshot of your timing table and 4th TCC unlock and 4th downshift tables. Is it gutless holding speed or all around? My 1500 would haul that in OD all day. My math puts you at or over 8000# and at that height, it may as well be enclosed. No need for bags there, what you really need is a weight distributing hitch for that kind of tongue weight.
     

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