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Overload of the Day

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Birken Vogt, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Cody danos

    Cody danos Well-Known Member

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  2. Delmer

    Delmer Senior Member

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    For hauling foam or what? I've got one half as long, half again as light, with full racks, guy used it to haul fiberglass tub shower units.
     
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  3. petepilot

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    one about that length close to me its full of lawn mowers
     
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  4. skyking1

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  5. Cody danos

    Cody danos Well-Known Member

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    I’m not 100% sure what he normally hauls with it. Made out of a 32ft camper. Talk about flimsy though . He loaded about 35-3700# on it
     
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  6. Pony

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    Bloody hell, if two fat guys stood in the front third of that trailer it would fold in half.
     
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  7. boaterri

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    Bags of popcorn for the local theater.
     
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  8. Crummy

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    Trailer is for hauling post holes?
     
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  9. skyking1

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    last seen hauling in props for "yellow submarine"
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  10. skyking1

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    No picture, but a co-worker of my wife has jumped into the RV thing with both feet. They purchased a brand new 34' 5th wheel, and plan to tow it with a Toyota Tundra. It takes a village of salesmen.
    The RV salesman says you can take your 34' 5th wheel anywhere, national parks state parks. No!
    Rainier's campgrounds are 27' max, same with Olympic National Park. Most older campgrounds are going to be severely limited.
    The 2022 Tundra has a tow rating of 12,000 pounds, and a payload capacity of up to 1940 pounds.
    The RV has a dry hitch weight of 1255, and gross weight of 11455.
    They paid an extra grand to have the dealership show them how to use the RV too. :facepalm:

    Thankfully my darling wife is able to separate her work people from us. This is a crapshow I want no part of .
     
  11. Willie B

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    We bought a tow behind in 2001. That first was 6000 Gross. It didn't work for us, we traded that same year for an ultralite with two slides. It weighs 6050 Gross. I tow with a 6 liter 2013 Chevy 2500 van with 4 wheel drive conversion. Tow rating is 10,000, but I think reduced a bit for 4 wheel drive.

    Early in our outings we met a couple with 8000 LB gross fifth wheel they towed with a stick shift 4 cylinder Toyota Tacoma. He said they had been to Alaska. Never first to the top of the hill, but they always made it.
    That is NOT something I would try.
     
  12. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

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    Those pretty good size Toyota motorhomes, Dolphin I think some of them were called, I always wondered what kind of chassis Toyota made for them. Some of them predated the T100 even.
     
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  13. dieseldog5.9

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    We run a Northstar popup slide in camper, in a Ram 2500 6.7 Cummins with the manual trans, with a few trinkets under the hood, she shits and gets, its pretty much a 100mph truck/camper combo.
     
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  14. Truck Shop

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    My Idea of a vacation-Bandon Ore with a motel room above the cliffs with small kitchen and fireplace.
    Go to Bandon Fisheries buy some fresh Halibut pickup some french bread and salad have a good dinner
    by the sea. And sleep in a building that doesn't rock when the wind blows.
     
  15. skyking1

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    That site has cookies for lunch.
     
  17. dieseldog5.9

    dieseldog5.9 Senior Member

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    I have 2 favorite camping spots.

    Falls Campground- Route 26 Wyoming
    Queets Campground - Never getting a 5th wheel in there.
    Matole Beach Campground- Lost Coast California
     
  18. skyking1

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    wow you are out west for a back easter!
    I had our little 5th wheel into Albee Creek campground on the Mattole road, but left it there to do the lost coast loop.
     
  19. dieseldog5.9

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    Add Jekyll Island Georgia, and Denali Alaska and yes we put some miles on, which is why the camper is light, and the horsepower high.:)

    Sequoias this year fingers crossed

    Actually my avatar is my dog sticking his head out the window somewhere near Hope Alaska.
     
  20. skyking1

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    I followed a Uhaul truck for a moment today.
    What's that racket? I dunno, turn up the radio.
    Hey it got better!
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