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Old 05-13-2008, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Towing an 01 DMAX from NC to PA

I just bought another truck, and don't have a trailer to get it back. It doesn't run.

Is there a tow bar i could use instead of having to pay someone or buy a trailer?

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Old 05-13-2008, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could rent a dolly one way and try that? Just asking

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Its a 4x4, and i'm not sure the dolly could handle the weight of the dmax on it.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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All you have to do for 4x4 is swith the trans and t case into neutral.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can you Borrow a trailer from a friend Instead of buying one?
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My truck's front axle weight is 4,000 lbs. I would see if a rental dolly can handle 4,500 lbs. If it can I would try that.

As Dmax22 stated, with a 4x4, all you need to do is put the transfer case in neutral and you can flat tow the truck or tow it with a dolly.
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Keep in mind that most states require brakes on the towed vehicle if it weighs more than 3,000 lbs, some require brakes as low a 1,000 lbs. So you may want to look for a dolly WITH BRAKES in order to legally tow a 7,000 lb Duramax, otherwise a trailer is your best bet.
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i think you bought the truck i was going to look at this weekend i guess i better keep looking then
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i think you bought the truck i was going to look at this weekend i guess i better keep looking then
If your thinking about the same black one i bought.... i got it for $ 1500 less than it was listed for
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yup i beleve that is what is was. if you find another one like it let me know i am still looking for a play truck.

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