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Old 05-21-2010, 01:07 AM   #21
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2007 Dodge Ram 250 2WD Cummins Torque
18.5' enclosed

If we had it to do again, I'd get a 20-22'. Tows like a dream. 12mpg at a steady 65mph. Goes up any grade at any speed.

Be nice to be able to take two cars though and a 5th wheel conversion would be a waste with my single axle. So maybe a dually with a 5th wheel is in my future.
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2007 Dodge Ram 250 2WD Cummins Torque
18.5' enclosed

If we had it to do again, I'd get a 20-22'. Tows like a dream. 12mpg at a steady 65mph. Goes up any grade at any speed.

Be nice to be able to take two cars though and a 5th wheel conversion would be a waste with my single axle. So maybe a dually with a 5th wheel is in my future.
Once you haul with a 5th wheel or gooseneck, you'll never look back. Those 6UL sale must be doing you pretty good! Thats a decent setup

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2007 Dodge Ram 250 2WD Cummins Torque
18.5' enclosed

If we had it to do again, I'd get a 20-22'. Tows like a dream. 12mpg at a steady 65mph. Goes up any grade at any speed.

Be nice to be able to take two cars though and a 5th wheel conversion would be a waste with my single axle. So maybe a dually with a 5th wheel is in my future.
Keep a flatbed or your 18.5" around if you switch up. As nice as Nick's monster 44" is for amenities at the track and taking 2 cars someplace, it's a pain the butt when you need to tow one car someplace.
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This is what I have to work with right now. It's my 'shark tank' but does the job for now. I can barely get my fat *** in it when on the trailer. I haul large scientific freezers and need the upright supports, hence all the freakin' rails... I added a removable bar to be able to haul 2 sets of rubber.

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I guess I'll play.



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And you would have to put this right after my POS hauler!! LOL... VERY nice rig!!
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2007 Dodge Ram 250 2WD Cummins Torque
18.5' enclosed

If we had it to do again, I'd get a 20-22'. Tows like a dream. 12mpg at a steady 65mph. Goes up any grade at any speed.

Be nice to be able to take two cars though and a 5th wheel conversion would be a waste with my single axle. So maybe a dually with a 5th wheel is in my future.
5th wheel wouldn't be a waste at all with a single wheel to haul 2 Miatas. A buddy of mine hauls 14000 on his single wheel 2003 Ram 2500 Cummins and it tows great on is 5th wheel. All he did was all airbags to the back for a to stiffen it up a bit.
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How much of a pain in the *** is that to setup?
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How much of a pain in the *** is that to setup?
It takes 2-3 people about an hour to put it up, a little less time to tear it down. I don't think it's ever been used for single-day events, usually only the 3 day events.
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Not as bad as I thought
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I get lucky with right-place-right-time sometimes. Stole a 3500 chassis GMC van. Only a 350, so it'll be slow and thirsty towing over the mountains, but for the price, I'm cool with it. Without towing, it holds 70 all the way up to Willow without even trying.

Fitted up some sleeping quarters for overnighting at the track, in the desert or up the coast with some boards. Plus, if I ever need it, I'll always have a place to live down by the river.



There's enough space under the bed when it's folded down for the storage bins, or for mounted 315/30-18s if I ever feel rich enough to burn that size consumable and get a Corvette. Will add some D-rings to the floor for bikes and quads.


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Here's one more. What you think?

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Need to do tires. Probably gonna go with maxxis after doing some research. Current tires have nasty camber wear probably due to the shot wheel bearings. Gonna redo them all around also.

The pickup is a total POS. I hate it. Gets 7mpg towing (hemi gas motor) and I don't beat on it. Its uncomfortable and slower than my buddy's suburban towing a similar weight load. Its got 45k mikes and is falling apart already.
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God, I'd kill to have some of the rigs you guys are rollin' in. Beautiful stuff.

I own a hot rod shop, so we do things a little differently. '66 Chevy Apache 40. It's got the original 327 and 4 speed in it and it's a little down on power, so I picked up a brand new 8.1 (496) Vortec out of a surplus unbuilt motorhome chassis and a T56 for it. As soon as I get a free weekend I'll throw it in there, but paying work keeps me too busy and the 327 still runs fine.



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I flat town the Miata with my '97 Tacoma SR5. The Tacoma has 175K miles on it and has had a TRD supercharger on it at 17K miles. It's not great, but it does get me where I'm going.

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i have a 2006 dodge durango 4x2 hemi and a 23' aluminum dovetail.

pretty much use a blow up matress if i spend the night at the track, hauls most of my stuff that i need, and can still take up to 5 passengers including myself.

Gas mileage is excellent. From my calculations, ive been averaging 18-22 mpg on the highway while towing. im guessing thats due to the airflow and shape of an SUV. The top of the durango is the highest point airflow sees, even with the miata on the trailer.
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i have a 2006 dodge durango 4x2 hemi and a 23' aluminum dovetail.

From my calculations, ive been averaging 18-22 mpg on the highway while towing.
I sincerely doubt you get 18+mpg from a V8 gas SUV towing a trailer. You might want to check your math.

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God, I'd kill to have some of the rigs you guys are rollin' in. Beautiful stuff.

You're kidding, right? That rig may not match modern trucks in amenities and luxuries but you're rolling into the paddock with style no one else can match. Own it.
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Standard 20ft trailers are pretty affordable, for a couple hundred dollars more the 20ft is a no brainer over anything shorter. You could probably picked something up used off www.racingjunk.com
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You're kidding, right? That rig may not match modern trucks in amenities and luxuries but you're rolling into the paddock with style no one else can match. Own it.
Not to mention how reliable those old trucks must be. No fussy electronic crap to go bad.
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