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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #90 on: Jan 11, 2010, 04:03:16 PM »
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i dont have a tow rig but not sure what to get. Gas, diesel, crew cab, single cab etc
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #91 on: Jan 11, 2010, 04:59:39 PM »
that gmc yukon is a nice rig i think comfort/ reliable/ and holds all the gear.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #92 on: Jan 11, 2010, 06:10:05 PM »
99 freightliner fld 120 with detroit d60 13 speed  48foot flatbed has all the power and has a shower

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #93 on: Jan 11, 2010, 07:27:19 PM »
that gmc yukon is a nice rig i think comfort/ reliable/ and holds all the gear.

what yea? does it have the 350? I want a yukon.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #94 on: Jan 12, 2010, 09:32:18 AM »
he's talking about this one i think. great setup

My tow rig:

2001 Yukon XL 4x4 8.1. Tows excellent. MPGs, well, it sucks. 7 mpg is the worst, 12 is the best.
The wifey wanted something nice, I wanted a tow rig. We compromised and got this. Oh well, I guess I can wait a few more years 'til I can get a pickup/gooseneck rig.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #95 on: Jan 12, 2010, 12:52:26 PM »
yea that is what i'm talking about.   that's a sweet set up.   what motor is the 8.1  is that a diesel or a 454?
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #96 on: Jan 12, 2010, 12:56:13 PM »
yea that is what i'm talking about.   that's a sweet set up.   what motor is the 8.1  is that a diesel or a 454?

It's a 496 gas motor

I run a '97 Ram 5 speed with a Cummins. Went that route for strength and durability.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #97 on: Jan 12, 2010, 02:00:07 PM »
496, replaced the 454 when gm changed body styles. more powerful and slightly better fuel efficiency than a 454. similar fuel economy to the 6.0L but with more power
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #98 on: Jan 12, 2010, 02:18:59 PM »
DAMN!!! that's pretty big.   is it a good gas engine and durable.  as far as last long time or what?   
and do they make these in diesel?
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #99 on: Jan 12, 2010, 08:01:24 PM »
its got a good reputation with a little bit of an aftermarket available.

the yukon xl in a diesel? not from the factory since the 2000 body change but there are companies that convert them, aint cheap though.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #100 on: Jan 12, 2010, 08:17:39 PM »
2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab 4x4 Duramax/Allison  With Edge Juice box.      I'd put it up against almost any work truck in the cost per mile to operate.   I bought it new and put 175k on the odometer.  It gets about 19MPG empty and about 14MPG towing my trail rig.

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Thermostats - (when it was new uner warranty)
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #101 on: Mar 08, 2010, 02:57:38 PM »
I tow with an 82 Chev crew cab dually (454 gas). Tows my 4runner (16' trailer) no problem. I am adding a camper this year so we will see. I am also tired of the tent thing

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2010, 04:04:44 PM »
 I tow with a 98 Dodge Cummins 12 valve 5 speed 4x4 quad cab long bed.  I get around 20+ mpg empty but not sure loaded never checked.  I have only replaced the clutch from a single factory unit to a Dual disk clutch because I turned the fuel up and the single disk would slip. Other than the clutch which is my own fault, 208,000 miles UNTOUCHED.  Cummins all the way. :thumbs:   
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #103 on: May 15, 2010, 12:11:53 PM »
I tow with a 2004 dodge cummins 6spd, smarty tuner, southbend cluth, boost fooler, fass fuel system,intake and exhaust, exhaust temp and boost guages. the truck runs and tows amazing tons of power and i would never own any other diesel. CUMMINS ALL THE WAY BABY.  :beerchug:
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #104 on: May 15, 2010, 01:48:36 PM »
93 3/4 ton suburban, mostly cause i traded for it and have nearly nothing in it, basically free
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #105 on: Apr 07, 2011, 07:52:08 PM »
00 f350 v10,a/t,4x4 fully loaded..Just got back from Moonrocks and it was fully loaded down. 


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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #106 on: Apr 08, 2011, 04:37:15 PM »
Id rather dump that 10+ grand into my rig and drive it  ::)
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #107 on: Apr 08, 2011, 08:13:15 PM »
Id rather dump that 10+ grand into my rig and drive it  ::)
then do it!  this thread is obviously for people who like to tow and want to discuss the benefits of different tow rigs.
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #108 on: Apr 09, 2011, 06:14:57 AM »
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #109 on: Jul 11, 2011, 12:14:43 PM »
i'd rather drop 10 grand to make my toyota tow another toyota...o snap!

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #110 on: Jul 11, 2011, 01:01:46 PM »
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #111 on: Jul 11, 2011, 02:56:49 PM »
Id rather dump that 10+ grand into my rig and drive it  ::)

That's fine...as long as you stick to the bunny slopes I suppose. ::)
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #112 on: Jan 11, 2012, 11:30:36 AM »
93 Ford crew cab, swapped the 460 for a 7.3turbo diesel with ats junk under the hood. runs good and tows okay. wish it was a powerstroke! but theres nothin like wheelin hard and riding back home knowing your wheel isnt going to come off at 70 haha
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #113 on: Jan 15, 2013, 07:36:36 AM »
Old rig 04 6speed 4x4.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #114 on: Jan 15, 2013, 11:29:37 AM »
My older truck new tow rig. 96 12valve 5 speed 4x4 price was right.

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #115 on: Feb 11, 2014, 06:19:43 PM »
1997 Ford F350,4x4,crewcab long bed ,auto with 7.3PSD
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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #116 on: Feb 16, 2014, 11:55:28 AM »
97 Ford F350 4x4 w/7.3PSD and auto. Because it is reliable and paid for!

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #117 on: Feb 16, 2014, 01:01:28 PM »
I tow with my Toyota because that's all I have........

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #118 on: Feb 20, 2014, 05:54:19 PM »
sold my 2000 f350 powerjoke and picked up an 03 chevy duramax cause it starts without being plugged in

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Re: What do you have for a tow rig and why??
« Reply #119 on: Feb 20, 2014, 07:03:51 PM »
2004 F350, 6.0. cuz it has no problem towing my junk.
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