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Getting my tow rig....

Discussion in 'Midwest Region' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    3/4 ton with TV and VCR. 88000 miles. I just hope the 700R4 can handle towing the blazer!
     
  2. rodzzilla

    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    Shaggin Waggon!

    Gonna be a PIA to get the 5th wheel hooked up isn't it? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Need a set of Air Bags?
     
  3. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    5th wheel....damn, I am going to have to remove the queen sized bed thats in the back /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  4. ColAdo82K5

    ColAdo82K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey,
    Is that one of those 5 lug 3/4 tons ? what axle is under that thing ? What year ?
    Blake
     
  5. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    It has the 14SF rear Its a 95....I think it will be perfect. I can tow with it and sleep in it. AND its not too gawd awful big! /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
  6. rodzzilla

    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    It looks like it will be a fine set up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Just make sure to move the whitewalls in. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Unless you are going to use them as a guage for the parking lot @ Force's. Mud up to here, Don't go near. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  7. BlueBlazer

    BlueBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Are you sure its a 14 bolt? In my 3+ years of changing tires part time Ive never seen one with a 5 lug semi floater. That and Im not so sure a van would be a good tow vehicle for a blazer. Just my opinion.
     
  8. rodzzilla

    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    The 454SS Trucks from the early 90's had the 5 Lug 9.5". Might just need to stifen the rear susp. to help stop sway. And keep the tranny out of OD. Should be fine.
     
  9. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    Looks good man. 350 or 305? Does it have a tranny cooler?
    If not, get one on before you hook up to any trailer. See ya there.
     
  10. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Three things you need to add!
    -tranny cooler
    -sway and torsion bars from hitch to trailer
    -Electric brakes

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    I might even spend the extra $200 and go for air bags. I've not had great luck in 1/2tons pulling blazers, there's a fine line between to far up on the trailer and to far back.
    You may have more problems since its a short wheel base vehicle also. If I where to have a pull vehicle it would be a extended 3/4 ton van with a 454! You should see my buddies van that he pulls a FS race van on! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
    Factory 454 1ton Chevy Van (ex government truck)! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  11. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    Actually I am not going to get the van...Its only rated at 7000 lbs MAX towing capacity. Plus they are not budging on the price...at all. I have my eye on a couple of dually's. One is a chev 3500 and one an F350. Both 2WD. I cant believe how much the 4WD dually's go for!

    Just have to convince the wife that we really NEED a 15,000 truck.... /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  12. rodzzilla

    rodzzilla 1/2 ton status

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    Just tell her that you are saving 30K over a new one. After all, it isn't how much you spend, It is how much you SAVED. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif That is the BS that I alway hear. Until I put it back on her. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  13. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    If yould be interested, my father-in-law has a nice 87 Sub for sale. Its a 2wd 3/4 ton. TBI454/th400. The trans was just rebuilt about 2-3 weeks ago. Its pretty clean, has a few rust spots maybe quarter size. Power everything, ac, rear power window (tailgate) still works good. I think he is wanting about $3-4K. I can take pics if youre interested.
     
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    You have a PM!
     
  15. outlaw612

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    So do you!
     

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