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Old March 20th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Ultimate towrig setup

What would be you ultimate tow rig setup. For me I think id start with a Surburban, like this one. If I had a job right now, i'd be buying this no doubt

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ayphotohosting
swap in a 12V Cummins and built auto trans, front and rear linked HP 60 and 14bolt with 4.10's and ARBs, a ford 205/203 doubler and 33's on H2's would make the drivetrain bulletproof. Id have it be able to run on straight veggie and bio diesel. Id make a new rack and update the front clip, and update the interior a bit. I think for about $25k i could build something like nothing else, that could tow all day long and still be a comfy daily driver.

For a trailer Id want something like this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2004-...spagenameZWDVW

Or a trailer similar to this, which is what Id really want.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-...spagenameZWDVW
Id turn the box into sleeping quarters, and still have room for tools, parts...

If money was no option, these would do fine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2002-...spagenameZWDVW

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Reneg...spagenameZWDVW
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Old March 20th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #2
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The wife and I were looking for this, but settled for the 2nd one





quite a price difference between the 35 foot motorhome and 20 enclosed and the toterhome above with the stacker
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Old March 20th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #3
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i like the burban ... and toterhomes are frickin expensive
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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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If money was no object
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #5
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With a Diesel and maybe the "chateau" option Package.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #6
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I dig those 4x4 van conversions... saw them before, very droolworthy.


I'd take one of those Peterbilt SUVs and a nice double trailer.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #7
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either a 7.3 powerstroke 4x4 van, or a 92-96 f-350 with a 12-valve transplant
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #8
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #9
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but for now this gets the job done
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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #10
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Old March 20th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #11
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Ultimate tow rig setup? 10,000lbs towing cap., 1ton payload, rides like a caddy, and gets 50 MPG. They make that right??
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Old March 20th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #12
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My ultimate to rig: Any truck capable of towing my stuff and that somebody else pays for the fuel.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:29 PM   #13
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Here is mine, and yes, I do already own it.

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Is that the bus for the Cheifs?
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i like this better.




allready has heat and ac and is wired for power just add a jenerator, and some beds, a kitchen and your golden. convert to veggie oil add a turbo and intercooler and some new air ride seats up front youed be set.
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swap in a 12V Cummins and built auto trans, front and rear linked HP 60 and 14bolt with 4.10's and ARBs, a ford 205/203 doubler and 33's on H2's would make the drivetrain bulletproof. Id have it be able to run on straight veggie and bio diesel. Id make a new rack and update the front clip, and update the interior a bit. I think for about $25k i could build something like nothing else, that could tow all day long and still be a comfy daily driver.
Sccots - why beef the tow rig suspension up to have offroad capability? You gonna wheel and break the tow vehicle? I like the diesel, but would beef up the stock running gear for tow rig duties - not wheeling duties.
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This with a nice enclosed trailer


or this would be bad ass


Or one of these so I could load the Jeep, and tow my 30' camper behind it:tonka:
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I'd go for an old Chevy crewcab, maybe a 79 with a 91 front clip, 40'' tires, big block, doubler, Dana 80 rear, 60 front, and definetly keep it a dually. That would be one nice hillbilly towrig.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 07:05 AM   #19
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That's pretty sweet but I would guess it is longer than the 65' that Michigan allows.:tonka:
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:53 AM   #20
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That's pretty sweet but I would guess it is longer than the 65' that Michigan allows.:tonka:
http://www.powerhousecoach.com/index.html

I dont care much for this companys paint jobs but their coaches are sweet!

Their enclosed trailers have their own drive wheels on the tongue. You can manuever them into tight places without the tow vehicle.
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