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towing a fullsize

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Calclips, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    Does anybody have an idea as to how I can tow a fullsize longbed to the pits? I don't have a trailer that is wide enough to fit a truck on... and don't really think I can afford one right now, is there another way?
     
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    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    How big are the tires? Mabey you could use a car dolly. You know, where it just picks up the front tires.
     
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    rent a carhauler.
     
  4. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    will a truck with 35's fit on a car hauler?
     
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    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I brought home Noangel's blazer on a car trailer that was too narrow between the wheel wells to load the blazer on normally, so I took some old 6x6's and stacked them, nailed them and cut them so they looked like this /---\ and I used them to drive over the wheel well. This might work for you if you have access to a trailer (and it's too narrow). The only problem is if the rig dies, because then you would have to push it up onto the trailer and then up over the wheel wells /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    That could possibly work. I have access to a trailer that my stepdad uses to haul his bobcat arround. I'm trying to find a way to avoid having to put insurance on this truck... I don't think I can afford it.
     
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    There's a few trailer places around here that rent 18' carhaulers. It'll fit as long as you've got a 102" trailer. My K5 barely fits and it's got 38x12.5x16.
     
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    What is the average cost of renting a carhauler?
     
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    When you say 102" trailer you mean the total width of the trailer, measured to the outside edge of the trailer tires, is 102" (8.5 feet) right? What is the actual width between the fenderwells?
     
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    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Most of the places around here get $20 to $30 a day.

    Yeah, 102" wide is the maximum for interstate trailers. Between the fenders? Depends on the trailer fender size I guess. I think mine is around 88" between fenders.
     
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    How wide is a 3/4 ton from hub to hub?
     
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    My Jimmy is 85" wide at the front wheels. That is with 36"x12.5" TSL's on 3.5" backspaced rims...

    Rene
     
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    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    Cool, thanks. I need to go home and measure our trailers /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    with 31 x 10.50 my blazer is 79 and 3/4 " wide. the only commercial ( uhaul ect. ) that has one is ryder, but you gotta get the truck. after three friends trailers i used my spare . its an orignal 30 x 7.5 x 16.5 on the front. with that it squeezed up on the trailer. the rear axel fit because its like 3 inches narrower. just an idea.

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    i've towed mine with a rental, the main problem i had was that they wanted to know what vehicle i was towing, they swore it wouldnt work, and wouldnt rent it to me...
    so i went back the next day to a different salesman, told them i was hauling an 87 civic crx si....5 minutes later the trailer was on and i was gone...
    who says the civic is useless? hahahah
     
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    Do not use a car dolly, it will not support the weight of a fullsize rig.
     

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