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Old 03-19-2006, 06:15 PM
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Somebody post a picture of freedom 1 s pull truck.....and tell me how it does....
S- 10 with camper.

and no.....you can't afford it!!
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I've got power. I'm going to put 496HO's in it. Sound smart?
nice!!! will idle well around the docks...and don't be putting on the CMI's to bump up the HP too...
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nice!!! will idle well around the docks...and don't be putting on the CMI's to bump up the HP too...
I wouldn't do that.?
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S- 10 with camper.

and no.....you can't afford it!!
OK we run a 36 spectre, aroung 11000 lbs with trailer,our 4500 top kick pulls it fine. The 6500 didnt pull quite as well actully.
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Guys I was just wondering if a 2500HD Diesel "06" would have any problems pulling a 42' Cat? I know it's better to have the dully but I will only be pulling it a few times a year about 200 miles each way and did not really want to get a dually truck for every day driving. I am just worried about if the boat will want to sway. I will have a break controller on the truck but I was just wondering who out there has done this and their experience.
I don't have anything close to that big... just got my boat back today, put on equalizer bars. 04' F150 Supercrew and Cobalt 262 +/- 7500lbs. What a huge difference. Pulls wonderful and would highly recommend it on any "bigger " boat. Best 400 bucks I have spent in a while..
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CORNER CUTTER, CHEAP SKATE? WOW! ...................

I'm thinking Byrdman has a case of the 'winter jones'
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I'm thinking Byrdman has a case of the 'winter jones'
No, he just didn't take his Ritalin but he's OK now! LOL!
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Well my boat isn't 40 ft. but damm close 37/10 to be exact. I started towing it with my 3/4 ton Gmc Duramax. Power was no isuue but safety is. I went out and purchased a 1 ton dually and the handeling diffrence was night and day.
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I will only be pulling it a few times a year about 200 miles each way and did not really want to get a dually truck for every day driving.

This sure sounds like me a year ago. Bought an '03 3/4 ton 4x4 6.0 liter Suburban to pull a 41' Apache 300 miles twice a yr. Truck was fine, plenty of power, but....when braking ...waiting for the trailer brakes to catch up. Going around a corner trying to slow down while the trailer wants to push you straight. Or going around a curve hitting a bump in the middle and unloading the rear of the Suburban and the trailer is driving the truck. This was all at 60 mph. I was always waiting for that bus load of nuns to pull out in front of me...My wife asked "are we safe?" and i said "kind of"...until we have to make an evasive maneuver. So we bought a '98 C5500 GMC with a Cat 3116, 4 spd Allison, a/c, ps, pb, tilt, am/fm, new Michelin's all the way around with new Alcoa's. It's GVW is 20,660. 4 wheel disc brakes and it stops RIGHT NOW!!! It was a 2 owner truck. It was a delivery truck originally. Guy we bought it from shortened the frame 3' and had a flatbed/5th wheel bed built for it. He pulled a 36' enclosed trailer with it. The engine oil was sampled all it's life and we ran the serial # thru Cat, everything was good. We paid $11,000 for the truck. All it needed was cleaned up. How old of a dually would I have had to get for that $$$? My wife said "you couldn't bury us both for that amount..." enough said!

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Duallies are the only way to go for rigs that size...

And no matter what Byrdman says ... They look cool as hell!
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