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Old 12-26-2011, 07:33 PM
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Just curious what you guys used to pull 30-40 ft boats in the late 80's and early 90's when there wasn't any fancy high output drw diesel's?

I pull my 43 blackthunder with a 3/4 srw gas motor pulls and stops just fine since truck and trailer are maintained to do so.

Are there vehicles out there that can do a better job, yes. Not all of us can afford a $150,000 dollar Peterbuilt toy hauler. If we could the medium and heavy duty truck makers would be doing very well!
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Just curious what you guys used to pull 30-40 ft boats in the late 80's and early 90's when there wasn't any fancy high output drw diesel's?

I pull my 43 blackthunder with a 3/4 srw gas motor pulls and stops just fine since truck and trailer are maintained to do so.

Are there vehicles out there that can do a better job, yes. Not all of us can afford a $150,000 dollar Peterbuilt toy hauler. If we could the medium and heavy duty truck makers would be doing very well!

DRW was out in the 70's.....but gas.
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Yes a DRW will pull it, but there is not enough tongue weight to actually help stop, actually less contact pressure per square inch resulting in less road grip.

WRONG.....twice the square inch surface contact area.
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If you regularly pull heavy loads you will never regret having a dually. I can't stand to drive a single axle now!!!!! The stability of a dual rear wheel is so much nicer even pulling light loads.
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I think the question should be do you really want to tow a 10k plus boat with a 1/2 ton or a 3/4.. Tow it yes stop it no way..One panic stop and you will watch all your worldly possessions disappear... All it take is one good lawyer. get the one ton drw you will be glad you did. I have one and i drive it everyday the only thing I cant do is go through car washes...
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WRONG.....twice the square inch surface contact area.
Talking about contact pressure. Ask any semi driver how much they hate to bobtail!
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Just curious what you guys used to pull 30-40 ft boats in the late 80's and early 90's when there wasn't any fancy high output drw diesel's?

I pull my 43 blackthunder with a 3/4 srw gas motor pulls and stops just fine since truck and trailer are maintained to do so.

Are there vehicles out there that can do a better job, yes. Not all of us can afford a $150,000 dollar Peterbuilt toy hauler. If we could the medium and heavy duty truck makers would be doing very well!
First one 1977 Chevy 1 ton 4x4 DRW 5.7 gas manual trans 4:88 gears lots o gas.
Finally got a 454 lots more gas 1987 auto trans DRW
Had gas duallys until first diesel in 2003
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Ask any semi driver how much they hate to bobtail!
+100 !! Ohhhh.... the 'ole Cabover days with spring ride...and no Jake !!! LOL
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Talking about contact pressure. Ask any semi driver how much they hate to bobtail!
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Talking about contact pressure. Ask any semi driver how much they hate to bobtail!
Glade you asked don't mind it at all to tell you the truth.
I've got over 10 years of hauling oversized pre-cast most always meant droping load and bobtailing home. staging all peices on site then decking trailers to bring back.Driving anyone of my petes bobtailing is like driving your pickup the days of ill handeling big trucks is long gone.
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