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Towing pics

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by kennyw, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Well, just noticed this forum today and thought I could post up some pics...

    1949 Chevy dump truck I hauled from Central Oregon to Colorado (where I meet a guy from Arizona).
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    If you look closely there is a 1985 K20 frame under the dump truck that I hauled for another ck5 member.

    1954 IHC COE a friend of mine hauled from Central Oregon to Canada (since my crewcab lost the tranny again!).
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  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Just thought I'd add a tow pic to the thread. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif (Actually, I'm just excited about the new forum and wanted to add something. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    This is my crew cab loaded for the trip to the Indy jamboree in Sept. The pull truck is TARussell's 02 Dodge H.O. CTD 6spd (read: BADA$$!)
     
  3. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Here is my dark mysterious pic:

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  4. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    1988 R20 454 burb Land tug for the 1959 22' Airstream Caravanner Land Yacht. [​IMG]
     
  5. ntaj*ep

    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    Moab bound......
     
  6. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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  7. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    A true test of a tow bar (of course not recommended)
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    Towing normally with a decent trailer.
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    My trailer (in its old, degraded condition)
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    and my trailer with it's new steel bed.
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    and all the Other Towing Pics.
     
  8. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    just wanted to add my set up /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif and thank you BranndonC
     
  9. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Oh, almost forgot about towing with the tow bar...

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    Had to go slow but got it home and moved it to a friends house about a year after that with just a towbar.
     
  10. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    welcome /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Moab bound......

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    Hey, isn't that the ProComp truck they were giving away a while back?
     
  12. MEPR

    MEPR 1/2 ton status

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    Aftwer this weekend ill have some towing pics to post. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    This was my first foray into the daunting world of towing..... I can safely say that it's worth doing right.

    The trailer I borrowed had a number of issues:

    1. Poorly maintained, the shackles pulled-through the bolt holes and left me with only 3 of 4 leafsprings actually working

    2. Passenger Car tires on wheels. Too damn wide, and barely even met the maximum load rating I needed... just one more thing for me to worry about for the entire trip.

    3. Poor fender fit - the fenders are removable but spent most of their time rubbing against the tire sidewalls, which lead to a cut tire (inner fender area had sharp edges) and yet another repair at my expense.


    So... next time I get ready to tow something on a 2000 mile trip, I will take the extra time to either rent a quality trailer, or maybe buy my own.... so that I can ensure the quality and safety of what I'm using. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  14. ntaj*ep

    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    Yes it was......is.....whatever /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I wish I had won it actually.......especially now /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  15. TrcksR4ME

    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    Yes it was......is.....whatever /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I wish I had won it actually.......especially now /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

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    Sounds like there is more to this story /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Inquiring minds want to know /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  16. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Here is a pic of my truck getting towed home after the tranny and transfer case adaptor decided to part ways. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif The big guy in Yellow was the flatbed driver...he smelled like a bum /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif and the other guy is Bill(Billybob).

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  17. therobzilla

    therobzilla 1/2 ton status

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    Here it is, my super duper small motor Dodge Ram 1500.

    Really, I tow with the vehicle you see in this picture. Nothing special has the small 318 motor, and an external trans cooler, with throttle body spacer, K&N filter, and weight distribution bars for the trailer, along with air bag assist in the rear springs. As long as you take your time and are not in a huge rush. This has been working for me for some time.

    I am a HUGE fan of towing /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. Much easier on the creature comforts.
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    Enjoy
     
  18. ntaj*ep

    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    While towing down to Moab this year the motor lost oil pressure at start-up........everytime!! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    Pulled the 18-19 hour trip in 17.5ish non stop never turning the truck off once /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Got home and unloaded the K5.................Motor..........RIP /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif GM & I are splitting it, still costly. I think my contrubuition will include a new "performance" torque converter /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    So..................Anyone want a new tow rig???
     
  19. TrcksR4ME

    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    What motor was it, is that the Duramax? Sounds like a $hitty deal to me, but what can ya do /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  20. ntaj*ep

    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    Nope 6.0l gas.....
     

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