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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2014, 12:14:18 PM »
looks nice.  roof height ok? looks short

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2014, 12:24:13 PM »
That does look short

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2014, 01:17:57 PM »
6' 6" standard, $260 for extra 6"

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2014, 01:26:07 PM »
extra 6" joke in 3...2...1...

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2014, 01:35:34 PM »
hmm  6' is usually standard

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2014, 03:09:16 PM »
6' 6" has been standard for most I've seen. Jeep could be about 76" if I take the roof rack off. Only reason I'd consider staying standard height would be drag. Probably get the extra

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2014, 07:15:19 PM »
6-6" ceiling height is standard.
But don't forget the rear door is only 6'

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2014, 12:41:01 PM »
I am with Smike. You try find a comparable enclosed trailer and load it up and go for a test drive. If it feels acceptable, buy what work for you. Although watch out for overweight as I'd think you don't want to lose the warranty (if any). Even though how can they find out? Just bring the truck in and not make it obvious.

In Illinois, they don't care about my truck's tow rating, but they will bust my ass if I'm over the weight class I plated/registered my truck for. I almost got fined $3000 for running a 8,000lbs plate (Truck B) 3 years ago so I upgraded to 12,000lbs which means I can have up to 12,000lbs on my truck by itself plus towing.

Well, that made me to think, I already went over a little!  :o

Although I had ~300 gallons of fuel in back of my truck at ~2400lbs.






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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2014, 12:51:41 PM »
By the way the pic of my truck when I was in west of Colorado on I-70, east of Grand Junction. I did the Vail Pass, Eisenhower Pass/tunnel, etc. I couldn't hold the speed much higher than 50 mph going up due to EGT, no more than 35 mph going down (1st gear at 2500 rpm max) due to avoid brake fade if I let it to go any faster but I made it regardless. I wish I found and fixed the huge boost leaks before the trip, I'm sure it'll help a bunch.

Colorado's I-70 west of Denver is gorgeous.

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2014, 10:12:00 PM »
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/bfs/4729007282.html

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Seems worth swapping 5200# axles under if in good shape... thoughts?

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2014, 11:57:30 PM »
FRP can be heavy.
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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2014, 08:28:07 PM »
Put a goose ball in that little eco diesel! 

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2014, 09:00:05 PM »
Goose trailer sounds heavy

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2014, 10:41:48 PM »
my black trailer is 5500lbs

want it? 

$4k

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2014, 10:59:07 PM »
I need something about 3000# lighter :(