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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thoughts on a vehicle for trailering my car.

Just looking for the right direction to go in for this, and thought i would ask your guys opinion.

I'm looking for what would be a good vehicle to do some towing with, well you wonder what im going to be towing, simple, my car.
As far as how it's getting to shows and such, but i also need it to be able to pull a trailer with nothing on it, and other cars.

I'm kind of partial to a truck, a real pickup truck.
And i'm just wondering what you guys think.
Trying to spend no more than 15,000$ on it, and would more than obviously get something used. Just wondering what exactly i'm gonna need to pull this off.

Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 10:28 PM
 
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Plain and simple, Chevy silverado Z71 4x4.
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Look for a mid-90's Powerstroke diesel Ford F250 or F350 because you get much better mileage with a diesel and you can fill it up at any old truck stop along the show route. With a bit more miles, you could find yourself a Dodge Ram with the Cummins diesel but since most people are happy with a lower mileage diesel, the Powerstroke Ford F250 or 350 is the way to go.
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FYI- Z71 4x4 is an off-road vehicle, not a trailering rig

Ram would be a nice choice to keep the Mopar connection going
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I second axle's motion. Go ford diesel. All the pickups at my uncle's shop have been fords, the diesels have been about the most worry free vehicles around. *Note expect the small stuff to break.* I guess ford puts the cheap in interior pieces.
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I like the Chevy 2500 4x4. We have the 98 gas model. Very reliable on the farm. It has taken cows to the livestock market almost every week for 4 years. It also has towed boxes with around 6 ton of wet silage in 20 foot boxes for one year. We bought it brand new and put 65,000 miles on it and we only changed the cluch twice. For a farm truck and the shit we put it thorugh this is really good. Don't know about the gas milage part.

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I have a 1976 Ford f-250 trailer special..

dana 60, 4.11 rear, big trailer mirrors, trailer brake, class 3 hitch, best part.. was a freebie..
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"FYI- Z71 4x4 is an off-road vehicle, not a trailering rig"



Z71 is a suspension package,

so yes it is a trailering rig. I also own one, tow all the time , with the package the suspention doesn't bottom out like other trucks I see.


And fo the 4X4 part well I'm alittle partial to it.
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POWER STROKE TURBO, POWER STROKE TURBO, POWER STROK TURBO, POWER STROKE TURBO

Dual rear wheels, Crew Cab, 6 speed tranny.................................

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If you go with a powerstroke diesel get a 96' or newer. The first year i believe ford used that motor was 94' and they did have some trouble out of them, therefore some of the first 95' models share the same trouble.

I drive a 99' F250 with a powerstroke with 130K miles and have had little to none trouble out of it. I pull a large load everday and i do it with no problem at all.

The only diff i will make with my next truck is i will go with an automatice trans. I know peeps in my filed of work that have the 96 model powerstroke to brand new models that have automatic trans and have had no trouble out of them. Now you want get the fast accelertion as a stick but you want get tired of changing gears.
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I've got a 94 F350 diesel crewcab with 450,000 kilometers or 280,000 miles. It had an injector pump done on it before I bought it and a tranny rebuild just over a year ago. It needs glow plugs I think, but other than that it's been an awesome truck. The heavier the load, the better the ride.
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My brother swears by his Power Stroke Ford. He pulls his big Bayliner with it all the time, no problem...
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I've got a 94 F350 diesel crewcab with 450,000 kilometers or 280,000 miles. It had an injector pump done on it before I bought it and a tranny rebuild just over a year ago. It needs glow plugs I think, but other than that it's been an awesome truck. The heavier the load, the better the ride.
UHhhhh, I just wanna say I would've bought a Dodge but Chrysler didn't make crewcabs when I bought it.
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Where do you keep all these cars Jose? From reading different threads my recollection puts me at 3 Jeeps, the truck, plus the Mtrepid. Anything else? lol
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Yeah, 1 more there's a 77 Hornet/AMX in the garage. I gotta put a for sale sign on the truck.
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