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Old 07-28-2005, 02:09 PM
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Default Trailerability of Cafe Racer or Top Gun?

I'm looking hard for a Cigarette Cafe Racer or Top Gun, I plan to keep it on a trailer and am wondering about the feasibility of this. I have a new Silverado 2500HD w/ Duramax, I'm thinking I shouldn't have a problem with the tow, but am I undertaking too much with dropping it in on the ramp, etc? Just want to make sure I'm not making a mistake and I'll have no big surprises. I dont want to put it on a dry rack because of the cost in Miami, I can several roughly $5000 per year by doing the trailer thing. Opinions please.

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Seems ok to me. You will need a few upgrades to the hitch and maybe add airbags to the rear springs.
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You'll be fine. I have a Top Gun and tow it with a 2500 CrewCab Duramax.
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You should be fine. We trailered our 38 PQ before we bought our 42x. It should take the road easily with a 2500!!! Good luck!
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you'll be fine...I trailer my Gun to and from races with a F250 PSD Crewcab 4 x 4....you relly need a 4x4 for some of the ramps, though.
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You will have no problem. I do it every weekend with a 2500 454 suburban and i'm towing a 38 flatdeck, much heavier than a gun As far as launching, the bigger the better. I can launch mine by myself faster than most can do their little runabouts. Normally my 12 year old son handles the boat at the dock by himself, however I worry about his attention span when he acts cool around the girls.
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:39 PM
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You'll be fine with a 3/4-ton diesel as long as it's a 4X4 with a true class 5 hitch. Airbags in the rear are nice to have, but not necessary.
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Trailerability of Cafe Racer or Top Gun?

Its not a 4x4, they didn't have any, but the 2500 HD's are built on as a 1 ton instead of 3/4, only difference is the dually rear, thus towing is actually higher with a 2500 by a few hundred lbs.

How badly do I need the 4x4?
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Like others have said you won't have any problem pulling a Gun with the 2500HD
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just be careful with those slippery ramps without 4X4
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