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What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« on: Jun 27, 2004, 07:28:17 PM »
I use a 2 ton Chevy flatbed.  My Jeep rides on the truck and my Toyota is trailered behind.  I would like some input as to what people are using and why.  I would like to switch to either a truck/camper or a motor home...getting tired of the tent thing.  I don't know a lot of people with motor homes or campers so I figured this would be a way to get some good opinions.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #1 on: Jun 27, 2004, 09:37:22 PM »
I dont' tow mine  :headshake: that's part of the excitement of wheeling it, you know you got to drive it home  :greengrin:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #2 on: Jun 27, 2004, 09:37:43 PM »
I drivem' cause Im broke, stupid and I like the thrill of hailmary fixes to get home. :yupyup:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #3 on: Jun 27, 2004, 09:38:53 PM »
You should get a truck with a canopy and tow the flatbed trailer behind it.  Like maybe a F-250 Powerstroke with a canopy, so you can sleep back there.  Then tow your trail rig on a trailer.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #4 on: Jun 27, 2004, 09:41:17 PM »
I have a 4-Runner & it tows itself around pretty well most of the time. I don't want a trailered rig. I travel all over the western U.S. with it.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #5 on: Jun 27, 2004, 09:43:47 PM »
We just bought a little motorhome just before goldndale. The plan is to find a trailer that can handle my truck and some extras. But it takes time. The main reason is the wife HATES riding trails with me. but she still want's to go :smack:. So now she and the baby can stay in the motorhome.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #6 on: Jun 27, 2004, 09:53:34 PM »
I've been on trail runs over 100 miles from here and drove there and back.  Kinda sucks driving home with a skid plate ripped off the frame, broken springs, no brakes, or my windshield smashed all up after I rolled it.  I kind of have a tuff time with the fuzz having fullsize running gear, beadlocks, no windshield, no flaps or flares.  I still sneak it out all of the time to go on small day runs around here.  I love living in a small town with lots of back roads :)
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #7 on: Jun 27, 2004, 09:56:32 PM »
My tow rig is a 2000 Hundai Elantra.... :laugh:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #8 on: Jun 27, 2004, 10:57:42 PM »
i would have to agree with 81toy4x. a f250 powerstroke with a canopy or camper would be a nice setup. maybe even a dodge.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #9 on: Jun 28, 2004, 11:59:25 AM »
When I'm wheelin with just one or two people in my rig, I drive it to where I'm going. When I have the whole family(There's 5 of us) and doing day trips out of our camp, I flat tow my rig with a 2002 F250 CC Stuper Duty 4x4. It has the a V10 with the six speed manual and 4:30 gears. Ouch on the fuel. I just ordered a Dodge 4X4 Crew Cab with a Hemi cause the Ford is going  :wave:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #10 on: Jun 28, 2004, 06:31:39 PM »
I've been on trail runs over 100 miles from here and drove there and back.

Just drove mine 700 miles each way from Portland to Fordyce and back, first run on the truck, I was a little nervous about breakage and making it back home.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #11 on: Jun 28, 2004, 07:27:04 PM »
2001 dodge cummins w/ 6 spd bed camper and 22 ft flat bed. can keep up with any of the towing rigs on the road. i have the full banks power package and 3.73 gears ft and rear
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #12 on: Jun 28, 2004, 08:17:33 PM »
Lucky bastid  :snare:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #13 on: Jun 28, 2004, 08:44:12 PM »
y you say that :eyebrow:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #14 on: Jun 28, 2004, 09:27:57 PM »
now that is a setup
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #15 on: Jun 28, 2004, 10:35:28 PM »
oh thanks :beerchug:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #16 on: Jun 28, 2004, 10:47:10 PM »
I got to see Bobby Long's setup at Goldendale. Semi tractor with a sleeper towing a car hauler with a bathroom, small kitchen area and large bedroom area. That would be the way to go if you had the $$$. Load the wheeling truck in the hauler/trailer home & away you go. He said they were getting around 14 or 15 mpg.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #17 on: Jun 28, 2004, 11:50:02 PM »
i saw that setup and prism your right. that is the ultimate in ultimate of tow rigs. i didn't get to c the inside but the outside was nice enough. did they have the black 4runner with the ecocage?
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #18 on: Jun 28, 2004, 11:59:46 PM »
He showed me the inside. It was nice. Nicer than my house :drool:
They had the black exo'd toy & the red "Thing".
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #19 on: Jun 29, 2004, 12:07:32 AM »
i saw that setup and prism your right. that is the ultimate in ultimate of tow rigs. i didn't get to c the inside but the outside was nice enough. did they have the black 4runner with the ecocage?

Everything but the gas milage , but then again that's about what my runner gets turning 36's  :ack:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #20 on: Jun 29, 2004, 01:13:42 AM »
i am about to buy a 1996-2001 dodge cummins 5 or 6 speed. i need a new daily driver cuz the toy kinds sucks driving long distances. that and i dont like goin slow on hills.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #21 on: Jun 29, 2004, 01:47:30 AM »
hills are the devil
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #22 on: Jun 29, 2004, 05:17:20 AM »
I'm towing my Toy with a '99 Ford PSD 4x4 dually on an 18 ft. Bri-Mar trailer. I will be getting some sort of in-the-bed camper at some point, hopefully a Lance.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #23 on: Jun 29, 2004, 07:37:12 AM »
Shoot I wish my truck was as modified as to need a tow rig  :rivers:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #24 on: Jun 29, 2004, 08:00:22 AM »
 I'd like to see a full picture of your tow rig.. It would be cool to tow without towing (put my truck up on the flatbed)
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #25 on: Jun 29, 2004, 09:54:50 AM »
96 dodge dually ex-cab 4x4, cummins, auto.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #26 on: Jun 29, 2004, 10:00:33 AM »
Gotta love that 6 cyl Cummings1 :thumbs:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #27 on: Jun 29, 2004, 12:10:30 PM »
I use a 93 Ford Clubwagon with a IDI 7.3 Diesel. It is Clubwagon so it has a full interior, not conversion that is too much. 15 passenger, there is one bench with room to sleep between it and the front, full power buckets. And enough room behind the bench for a craftsman rolling bottom box (my MAC won't fit though ::) ) It needs a turbo or something to really tow, I can do 75 easy enough but more is pretty hard.

I would love the cheap 4wd of a truck but the interior space can't be beat. My trailer is 16 ft including a 2 ft dove. My friend and I built the trailer from a frame and axles, we put the deck on. About 600 lbs of steel courtesy a hook up at the steel place.

And the best part was the van was 2400 and I ma about 1000 into the trailer counting new load range e tires. I will post pics later today.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #28 on: Jun 29, 2004, 09:56:44 PM »
good set up even if it is a ford LOL :hahaha: i will never run a tow rig with a gas again :driving:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #29 on: Jun 30, 2004, 10:16:53 PM »
no laghing, i have 77ford f-150 w/300 6cyl flat tow with the camper and a trailer with out the camper.
 i got it for $300 it was about white when i got it  so i spent about 2 months and its still ford blue with a little shine 2wd.
 also i  have less than a $1000 into my set up and its dependable and to me that is what counts. oh yea i have AC so im comfertable.            its all good it works for me