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10 Replies and 1879 Views Is it worth it to upgrade.  1879  10 Started by  Joe_914 I am towing my 1800 pound 914 on a steel 18 ft car hauler trailer with a 99 F150 4.6L Lariet with 6' lift and 32' tires air bags in the back. I am wanting to upgrade to a 2002 or 2003 buy a F250 7.3L turbo Diesel . super cab 8ft bed. Not a lot of power in the F150 cold air intake even with a evolution tuner set to tow. Probably the big tires are not helping the 355 gear ratio at all. Milage wise I get about 11 MPG towing 70 MPH about 16 MPG empty I have heard the 7.3L powerstrokes ...
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by  Primetime GlickJump to last post
16 Jul 2008 01:08 PM
33 Replies and 5652 Views Car's that can tow cars...  5652  33 Started by  SubaDrew
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I don't like big trucks and I like good gas mileage... I'm starting to think about getting a tow rig, but I'm on a budget and sort of just to be different, I'm looking at cars that can tow. I found that the early to mid 90's chevy caprice and buick roadmaster were rated to tow 5k lbs. Anyone know any others It'll likely be ugly no matter what, but as long as it runs well and pulls good, I'd be happy. Suggestions
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by  TeamRX8Jump to last post
15 Jul 2008 09:14 PM
6 Replies and 2902 Views Aluminum Trailer Durability  2902  6 Started by  vman Folks, I am looking at buying one of the following to tow behind a 5,000 lb suv that has a rated 7,700 lb tow capacity for trailers with brakes on a 12 grade. I will be towing a 2500 lbs car and 400 lbs of race wheels and tires. Trailex open aluminum trailer 900 lbs Trailex enclosed aluminum trailer 2000lbs ATC open trailer 1300 lbs Featherlight open aluminum trailer 1400 lbs Does any one have any experience with any of the above products, their dealer support on the West Coast. Trai...
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by  vmanJump to last post
29 Jun 2008 02:18 PM
1 Replies and 861 Views Looking at a trailer, is this a good deal?  861  1 Started by  CKEvo I'm looking at a very good condition 2006 Haulmark 24' trailer in silver. Guy said he has used it twice and he appears to be telling the truth as the trailer and tires looked brand new. Underbody showed no rust (only surface) or mud.The features it has are: 10k GVW. White interior, extra wide rear entrance door, left and right 'camper style' doors, 8k lb winch, power tounge, vents, lights. He also upgraded the D rings as well and it has a new spare tire (wow!) The guy wants 8000$ for it, said th...
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by  Phillip S. OsborneJump to last post
25 Jun 2008 10:34 PM
2 Replies and 885 Views Looking at a 99 ford e-350 van for future towing... Advice?  885  2 Started by  SubaDrew any advice for what to look for/ask about I've never towed anything and never had a large vehicle. I'm thinking a van because I want to use it for karting (store the kart in the back w/ no trailer) and later for towing the car to 3-4 out of state races a year. the one I'm looking at is the cargo version with the basic 5.4l engine.
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by  JimDJump to last post
10 Jun 2008 11:41 PM
13 Replies and 14350 Views installing wt. distrib. hitch to trailer  14350  13 Started by  toy4speed Hello, I just purchased an enclosed trailer, after pulling a 16ft open trailer for the past 7 yrs. So finally made the leap to enclosed security, convenience, comfort, etc. However, the larger trailer needs a weight distributing hitch, and I'd like to install one, along with a sway control (cam style). My problem is that the trailer is a V-nose, and the amount of exposed framing in the front tongue area is limited due to the V-nose of the trailer. Seems like the bracket the chains for the sp...
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by  TeamRX8Jump to last post
29 May 2008 06:19 PM
3 Replies and 1080 Views What is the proper way to charge a trailer break away battery?  1080  3 Started by  Major_Lee_Slow Can I just use a 'standard' lead acid battery charger to charge the battery for the break away brake circuit
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by  Major_Lee_SlowJump to last post
21 May 2008 03:57 PM
7 Replies and 3377 Views Trailering a Corvette  3377  7 Started by  NoCones So next week I'm picking up a C5...sadly, not for myself, but for my brother-in-law who is surprising my sister with it for her birthday. Any advice on tying it down I've got the G-Force combo ratchet/axle straps like these:
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by  NoConesJump to last post
03 May 2008 05:02 PM
0 Replies and 908 Views Nice tow vehicle for sale  908  0 Started by  brandonl610 Thanks for the space, Brandon
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15 Apr 2008 07:48 PM
7 Replies and 18843 Views Nose cones on enclosed trailers  18843  7 Started by  tholt29 Has anyone ever added a nose cone or bubble to the front of their enclosed trailer How painful was it, how much did it cost and what kind of milage improvement did you see I've got a 2004 Pace Shadow that has been a great trailer. When I bought it, I estimated that it would take about 7 years to justify the expense of the adding the ~$700 nose cone option from the builder. Of course that was based on $1.80ish diesel and most of our local events being within 10 miles of home. Since then diese...
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by  TeamFRDJump to last post
02 Apr 2008 09:45 PM
10 Replies and 2981 Views 06 Pathfinder rear end sag  2981  10 Started by  Jedi_N_Training I need some recommendations for curing the rear end sag on my Pathfinder. I've got a standard 16' wood deck, dual axle trailer hauling an 89 civic. I've found that loading the civic rear end first feels best on the road. That puts the engine pretty much right over the rear axles. Truck felt 100 better with it this way. I put a 2' drop receiver on to level out the trailer and it does sit pretty darn level right now, but the rear of the truck is sagging a bit more than I'd like. I'd prefer it...
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by  philndzJump to last post
15 Mar 2008 09:49 PM
8 Replies and 1642 Views Towing shock recomendations  1642  8 Started by  autoxmax Hey Folks! I need to replace front & rear shocks on my '97 Ford E250 Van that I use exclusively for towing an open steel trailer & vette. Thought about Bilsteins but hate to just go on 'hype' of sales pitch review you see everywhere. Any thoughts Thanks in advance, Brad
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by  autoxmaxJump to last post
13 Mar 2008 10:20 PM
10 Replies and 2289 Views Is WDH needed towing 4k w/ Grand Cherokee?  2289  10 Started by  mov_ovr I've towed w/ Grand Cherokees in the past with great success, always with a weight distributing hitch. I'm in the market for a trailer and looking into a Featherlite open trailer, the problem being that it has a closed A-frame that would not allow the use of a WDH. I'd like to get opinions from anyone towing with a Grand Cherokee and an open trailer. Are you able to tow comfortably without a WDH I'd be most concerned about the front end pointing skyward and the rear end bobbing. I've had e...
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by  racnmniJump to last post
16 Jan 2008 09:57 PM
8 Replies and 1866 Views Request: length of tire trailer w/ 12" wheels  1866  8 Started by  dnace Greetings, I was wondering if any of you have the haulmaster mini utility trailer (40-1/2' x 48' bed) typically sold at harbor freight. I need to know the length from rear to hitch, to know if this will fit in my garage. The reason why I ask is there is conflicting information on the website vs. in person on the one with 8' wheels and I assume the 12' one has the same problem. Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Also do any of you guys run mini tire haulers with 8' wheels I am wond...
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by  dnaceJump to last post
26 Dec 2007 02:21 PM
3 Replies and 1156 Views Dodge 24 valve diesel truck owners  1156  3 Started by  Harlan So here I sit for my 3rd day in Rawlins wyoming trying to get my truck fixed. For anyone that owns one of these trucks 98.5 to current. They use a VP44 injector pump which requires a lower pressure feed pump 10PSI minimum for a non-modded truck. The pumps are reliable until the low pressure pump fails. (stock looks like carter race pump) Once the low pressure pump fail to provide fuel to the intake side of the diesel pump the main pump starts to burn itself up. (2500 bucks if your lucky) Well ba...
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by  jdchristiansonJump to last post
09 Dec 2007 11:30 AM
2 Replies and 1198 Views Towing a 05 Mustang on a open trailer  1198  2 Started by  David Lehman I know how to tow my vette---cross straps by way of holes in the frame. I know how to tow a Lotus Elise---by the wheels straight back and front If I get a Mustang possibly Shelby or GT---HOW WOULD I STRAP IT DOWN thanks David
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by  jhue75Jump to last post
21 Nov 2007 07:56 AM
2 Replies and 1114 Views Adaptor/controller needed for a electric brake trailer?  1114  2 Started by  zero9nine I may be borrowing a friends trailer to tow my SM home. Its a fairly new trailer with electric brakes. I'll be towing with my 2001 Ford E250. Do I need to buy a brake controller or do I simply need an adaptor The Ford has a flat 4 pin connector on it. ThanksJohn
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by  zero9nineJump to last post
07 Nov 2007 08:47 AM
0 Replies and 791 Views Going to Florida for races/any problems  791  0 Started by  gsmith2424 This is my first post on this fourm but have been reading posts off of here for a few years now as a few friends of mine have race in SRF and Spec Miata in the past. My question for all of you is, have any of you had problems getting into Florida at all this year, especially people who use toter homes to transport your car to the track. I ask this as I will be working a 24 hr race down at Moroso in January and all the equipment being used in the race will be transported in a toter home with a tr...
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05 Nov 2007 08:31 PM
6 Replies and 2212 Views How do Trailer brakes work?  2212  6 Started by  Joe_914 got a 18ft open steel car hauler. tandem axle looks like 10' brakes on just the rear axles and they don't work. wires have been cut some time by previous owner. Pulled a wheel off and looked in there. &91:|&93 Best as I can see there is a magnet thing that swings on a pendulum arm. Hooked 12V to it and nothing. So does it need to have the drum on it for the magnet to attract too The shoes are movable by hand so it should work. Where does the power come from. F150 has a brake co...
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by  Joe_914Jump to last post
25 Oct 2007 05:18 PM
8 Replies and 1432 Views diesel help!!! - or new vehicle?  1432  8 Started by  rerun so yet again my truck did not make it back from Topeka. Well it would have if I didn't stop at friend's house to attempt to change the fuel filter which was giving me problems (high differential across the filter on my boost/vacuum gauge and no power going up hills). So we made the mistake by putting the filter on without pre-filling it. I attempted to prime it with the lever on the lift pump, but we got lots of air in the system. Cranked it and it started until we hit the huge air pocket. We c...
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by  K.P. McClainJump to last post
16 Oct 2007 07:37 PM
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