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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:31 AM   #21
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workhorse chassis came with the allison
Not all of them. Depends on the chasis. The "W" chasis came with the 8.1 w/ allison. "P" chasis came with 4L80E
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Old August 1st, 2007, 08:38 AM   #22
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That is a valid concern. I have seen tow bars broken from that stress. people don't understand it. it's not too bad if you are moving and going down the highway but making sharp right turns is sometimes tough. So is slow speed maneuvers. Most of the rigs with long overhangs run with a dolly that can swivel.
Don't listen to MuddyPaws... I've seen pictures of his flat towing capabilities!:tonka:
I've been flat towing my Jeeps for 6 years behind my motorhome without any issues... I think you'll be fine!
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Old August 1st, 2007, 09:49 AM   #23
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I see very few big motorhomes towing with dolly's. Check out this baby.

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I here dollys are the devil behind big motorhomes. I pretty stoked about going out this weekend looking. But from the used ones I've looked online at so far, there's alot of crap out there too. I'm planning on towing 7500lb's at some point once I get a trailer just to be on the safe side.

Out of curiousity, can you get brake kits for homemade trailers?
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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:22 AM   #25
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My uncle tows a huge box trailer exclusively with his motor home, It is a mobile motorcycle shop. He sold the Ford he had and bought one on the Chevy Topkick chassis with a diesel and Allison IIRC. He loves it.
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Out of curiousity, can you get brake kits for homemade trailers?
You can buy the backing plates and rotors from most trailer places. Figure $100 or so for each wheel.

And it sounds like a repeat plug but Ironman also carries that stuff.
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My uncle tows a huge box trailer exclusively with his motor home, It is a mobile motorcycle shop. He sold the Ford he had and bought one on the Chevy Topkick chassis with a diesel and Allison IIRC. He loves it.
hahaha...A little out of Mikes price range for one of those. Those are only a few years old, and are Class C style with the cab front. I looked at one of those new $125k.
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hahaha...A little out of Mikes price range for one of those. Those are only a few years old, and are Class C style with the cab front. I looked at one of those new $125k.
I don't know what it cost :tonka:

He probably wrote it off on the business anyway... it is used almost exclusively at the track.
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$125k for a class C is insane IMO. Hell, I love the new Winebago Navions, but those start at $89k which i think is ridiculous too.
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You can find a ton of nice used rigs for under $40K.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 08:30 AM   #31
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You can find a ton of nice used rigs for under $40K.
yeah, i'm hoping to score something good under $30k if I can.
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yeah, i'm hoping to score something good under $30k if I can.
Contact Ironman about Paul and Wendys. I thought they wanted low to mid 20's for theirs.

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I may do that. I have a couple other local leads too.
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$125k for a class C is insane IMO. Hell, I love the new Winebago Navions, but those start at $89k which i think is ridiculous too.
Mike this is the one I looked at for $120k.....it was big enough for my family:tonka: Click on the 36FS.

http://www.jayco.com/php/products/floorplans.php?id=129
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I seen Paul last night and it seems they are going to keep it for now. Maybe if the offer was good enough who knows.
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Mike this is the one I looked at for $120k.....it was big enough for my family:tonka: Click on the 36FS.

http://www.jayco.com/php/products/floorplans.php?id=129
heh, that is a nice rig. maybe if my luck is good tonight on the lotto :tonka:

I just don't want anything too big really.
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So is the shopping going?
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working on financing right now. haven't heard anything yet. then I'll have to shop insurance. Dunno if I have to have it to bring it home or not though. I know you can drive with a signed title without a plate after sale though.
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BTW, Lothos, I just bought a palomino Bronco 1200 to put on the back of my F250.

It might be tight, but an F250 with a truck camper pulling your jeep would be cheaper and more versatile than a class C. Northstar makes a truck camper with a popout side that's pretty schweet.

FWIW, I now have about $25k into my 96 pickup (including buying a new clutch/flywheel and tires), the new camper, and an enclosed trailer for the motorcycles. I'll get back to you about my fuel economy, but I'm guessing it won't be much below 17 mpg.
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