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Old 05-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #141
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4.2? It might struggle a bit on the top end with a real sized car, but it should be fine with the Miata. Nice buy!
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4.2? It might struggle a bit on the top end with a real sized car, but it should be fine with the Miata. Nice buy!
4.6L V8. While not the most powerful truck it should work well for the next few years until I save up to buy a nice diesel rape van.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #143
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4.6L V8. While not the most powerful truck it should work well for the next few years until I save up to buy a nice diesel rape van.
go to the junkard, find wrecked 05+ mustang gt. swap the motors(with ecu), more power when you need it and better fuel economy. we had a record 28mpg in an 06 gt, beastmode.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #144
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until I save up to buy a nice diesel rape van.
Towing like bauce

Here's my cheap solution until I too can save up to buy a nice diesel rape van.

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #145
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Nice. So practical. :(
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:54 AM   #146
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Congrats Shueind on the new TV

I use a 08 Tourag V8 with Air suspension. She has a rating of 8000lbs and pulls like a beast. Yanked the RX7 down to the shop to get a new clutch without issue. The full air ride makes it so nice auto leveling and making for a comfortable ride. I decided on the Treg after seeing so many Porsche TV's at the track. I didn't want to pay Porsche money and went with the Treg instead. Only complaint is I have to make my own Brake Controller adapter for my Tekonsha.

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Old 06-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #147
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24' Haulmark Race. Nice trailer has integrated quartz lights, a/c, hidden beavertail, power landing gear, etc. Original owner was an antiques dealer and used it to haul his merchandise to auction houses and what not. It currently has some pretty fancy carpet on the floor.

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I'll trade you. See... aren't you glad you didn't get the one I bought? Yours is much nicer (and proably 3-4x what mine cost).
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Jealous, I just towed the miata to my first and last race with a Uhaul. My FM rails were 1/8" away from both sides of the runways and I had to get a big angle to get on. We had some sheet metal underneath get scratched getting it on.

Didn't trailer it home as my buddy wrecked his STI and needed the trailer.

I really want a Trailex open, but DAMN Son they are pricey!
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #150
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I'll trade you. See... aren't you glad you didn't get the one I bought? Yours is much nicer (and proably 3-4x what mine cost).
Yours was such a steal, but I am glad that I didn't have to take on that project. I have enough projects. Enclosed trailers are cheap in GA--they make them all here.

It's the classic series trailer (same as yours I believe), not the pro series. I got it used and it don't have the aluminum walls and cabinets, nor does it have the generator, so it was *not* 3-4x yours. I do have aluminum wheels, a/c, 50 amp electrical service, 2 overhead 115v florescent lights, 5 overhead 12v lights with switches front and rear, and the exterior 115v quartz lights. It has e-track down the walls inside and a couple of shelving units. It has power landing gear which is nifty, but I don't like how its position does not allow my tailgate to open.

It needs the hatch covers replaced, and the a/c controls are hanging a bit crooked. I wanted to check into that today, but it takes a security bit that I'll need to purchase. The 12v overhead lights didn't work off the battery, but that was a fuse. It needs 1 tire badly. I'm thinking I'll keep the carpet and just cut it out around the d-rings.


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Old 06-11-2012, 01:15 AM   #151
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Im lucky. My step-dad has a truck and car trailer from his drag racing days. He sold his drag car to start up a shop, so now he doesnt have a use for the truck/trailer anymore. Thats where I step in. I now have a full shop at my disposal and unlimited use of the truck trailer (i pay for insurance).

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:28 PM   #152
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So - instead of starting a Diesel Thread - I thought better to necro something relevant...

My TOW vehicle (7.3 Excursion) recently had a churbo upgrade along with some stage 1 injectors (still needs pump upgrade). And after the orignal turbo was yanked out, we discovered why I couldn't get 30# out of it -




Now, I never noticed a sudden change in performaance, so this wheel might have been this way for a while - before I got the beast. The turbo upgrade was to help satisfy my lust for more power - not because of this.

So my real question is; on sustained loads, what's too hot? I have seen 1000-1100F sustained on long steep hills. Red light Chevy stomps, I can see 1300 briefly. My Pyrometer is at collector from the driver's manifold.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #153
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From the looks of your vanes I would say you or the previous owner have had this thing overly hot on the EGT's. 1300F is about the safe line on most diesels. Read this whole article and it should answer all your questions from one of the premier names. http://www.bankspower.com/techarticl...t-is-important
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:57 AM   #154
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Awesome article - thanks John
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The trailer dealers in my area don't know California laws for brakes on trailers, so I wanted to pass along some information. 1500 max before brakes are required not 3500 lb. or two axles.
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Trailer Brakes

In California, brakes are required on any trailer coach or camp trailer having a gross weight of 1500 lbs. or more. Usually the braking capacity on tow vehicles is good; however, it may not be good enough to safely stop the several hundred to several thousand additional pounds that your trailer weighs.
Towing Your Trailer Safely

I know this guy really well that towed his farm/trash/construction/concrete rubble/race car trailer for 20 plus years with no trailer brakes hooked up. It is a double axle trailer that tows well but caused problems with his 2001 Tundra brake front rotors warping after going back and forth over the Grapevine (big hill on I 5) Finally he put in the brake controller and wired in his existing electric brakes and now lives happily ever after. Tundra is a V8 4x4. sometimes stupid people are lucky for a long time (me)

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:07 AM   #156
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someone buy this.
Kenworth T2000 - 53' Featherlite Trailer Car Hauler

T-2000 KENWORTH TRACTOR & 53' FEATHERLITE TRAILER
$189000 (Costa Mesa)

- T-2000 - With almost every option possible.
- 129,905 MilesFuller 18 speed transmission
- Fuel Tanks (2) 150 gallon tanks
- 53' Aluminum Featherlite Trailer - Car Transporter - Exhibit Trailer
- 2 Deck interior with adjustable top deck
- 7500 lbs Full sized lift gate for cars
- Internal roll up rear door.
- 48" Swing out side doors on both sides of trailerTriple axle, straight axle - 1-dump valve for each axel and 1-valve to over raise trailer, arm and emergency spring brake.
- Tires 275/70R 22.5
- Brakes 16.5" x 7" full air




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Old 12-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #157
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I'd write a check today but it won't fit in my driveway.


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T-2000 KENWORTH TRACTOR & 53' FEATHERLITE TRAILER
$189000 (Costa Mesa)
So, since I fit an NB in a 7x16 enclosed trailer, how many Miata's will fit in this?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:17 PM   #159
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My work in process tow vehicle: 8.3 Cummins with only 147,000 miles on it. Gets 10mpg and rated to 50,000lbs combined. Replacment bumpers front and rear aren't completed yet, but about 90% there. They will need to be powder coated soon. Diesel 8000watt generator on board. I love how cheap you can get school buses.
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Do you have to have a CDL or any additional licensing to drive a school bus?
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