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Well, I will start this one off!

Current tow rig.

2003 Chevy 2500HD CC SWB D/A
2001 Wildcat 27rk 5th wheel
16K Drawtite slider hitch
Reese digital brake control

Previous tow rigs:

2001 Chevy 2500HD EC LWB 6.0L/auto/4.10 (Supercharged!)
1998 Chevy 1500 EC SWB 5.0L/auto/3.73 (wimpy!)
1994 Chevy 1500 RC LWB 5.7L/auto/3.42 (232K! all original!)
1987 Chevy 3500 Dually RC LWB 454/TB400/4.10 (heavy drinker!)
1986 Chevy 1500 RC SWB 305/auto/2.73 (really nice!)
1985 Chevy 1500 RC LWB 305/auto/2.73 (okay, hate baby blue!)
1983 Chevy S-10 Blazer 2.6L/auto (why did I buy it!?)

2000 Prowler 27.5J 5th wheel (never own another Fleetwood after that one!
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1996 Alfa Ideal ID30RK 5th wheel (nice, just too big for now)
1983 Prowler Reagal 28 ft. TT (back when fleetwood was good!)
1978 Flagstaff Pop-up tent trailer (only for young people!)

Okay! Your turn!
 

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Pretty lightweight by most standards for the DMAX to haul around...


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2003 Chevy 2500HD D/A CC, 4x4, SB



Monterey 22 ft bowrider boat, about 5200 lbs on the trailer


Previous:


1999 GMC Suburban 5.7L/auto/3.73 (the boat was too much for it at 6000 feet elevation)
 

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I guess I'll chime in next..


Current setup:


2003 GMC Sierra D/A CC 4x4 Short Bed...20K Reese hitch, Prodigy Controller


2002 Forest River Wildwood 28BHSS...custom hitch built in bumper for towing or as an over-engineered bike rack hitch.


Previous setup's


2001 Chevy Silverado EC 4x4 2500HD with 8.1L and Allison


1997 Chevy Silverado EC 4x4 1500 with 5.7L and 4L60 auto


1998 Ford Ranger regular cab 4x4, short bed, 3.0L 5spd manual


1994 Ford Ranger regular cab 4x2, flare side, 4.0L auto





Also had a 1999 Larson SEi 186 bowrider that we had for 3 seasons before selling it and purchasing the 5er.


I think that is about it. I seem to go through trucks like people go through shoes...but I think I found a keeper!!
 

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Ok, ok, you guys have got me beat. I've got the TV, but not the TT. My little Coleman is more like the tail on a dog than a real tow. But that's one of the reasons I wanted this forum on the Board. There are lots of trailers out there and I will be in the market as soon as I sell my sailboat. So, the more I learn, the better. By the way, for you Colorado boys, I graduated from Wasson HS in Colo Spgs a LONG time ago. My folks still live there. Great state.

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I pull a 1994 31 foot Avion Westport with double slides and a 2000 Tahoe Q3 18 ft fish and ski with a Merc 4.3 Vortec. With full water in trailer, full fuel in the boat, and 110 gal aux. diesel tank and tool box combo full, wife 2 kids, one little dog and all our crap, weigh just under 25,000 lbs, and is 71 ft 8 inches long and it pulls like a dream.


Cheers


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Bearman said:
I pull a 1994 31 foot Avion Westport with double slides and a 2000 Tahoe Q3 18 ft fish and ski with a Merc 4.3 Vortec. With full water in trailer, full fuel in the boat, and 110 gal aux. diesel tank and tool box combo full, wife 2 kids, one little dog and all our crap, weigh just under 25,000 lbs, and is 71 ft 8 inches long and it pulls like a dream.


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Nice.

How has she been holding up?
 

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A lot better than my 2001 did
, 45000 miles and she hasen't seen the shop except for service and mods
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Cheers


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Wow that's a heck of a setup you got going down the road Bearman!! Nice to know we aren't even coming close to straining the DMAX under these loads. It doesn't matter what you throw at 'em they just keep performing!


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32' enclosed trailer with 1 or 2 pulling tractors, weights, tools, fuel and gear inside. I usually scale 20000-26000 combined depending on which tractor(s) and how many suitcase weights are needed to make the weight classe(s)



Edited by: mtomac
 

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current rigs:


2002 Chevy 3500 CC D/A


towing a premier 16' trailer with a ASV RC-50 and attachments


previously i was towing the same trailer with a 1999 Chevy 1500 Z71 5.7 EC SB i killed it pulling a 3 mi grade.


My other tow rig


1998 Mack CH613 towing an Eager Beaver 35GSL, and on the trailer is a Case 9030B weighing around 47,000 on a rig that weighs 36,100# empty





oh and its 10'6" wide. 62 feet longEdited by: chevmeister
 

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2002 Chevy 3500 D/A CC LB


32' Haulmark Tag towing 2 racecars
 

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TV is the one in my sig, a 2001 2500HD Silverado, with the D/A combo.


I'm towing a 1997 Prowler 305X fifth wheel with super-slide, weighing in at about 10K loaded.


The truck pulls this 5er like a dream.
 

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2001 FL-60/48' custom race trailer 11.9' tall, all the goodies inside


2003 Chevy Kodiak 5500 (on order)/44' custom race trailer, all the goodies


2003 Kounty Star (motorhome) with Freightliner Chassis/2001 explorer sport trac


2001 Chevy Tahoe/198x aluminum bass tracker fishing boat


1999 F-150/1999 Yamaha XL 1200 (watercraft)








Thats all the current ones, the past ones I've forgotten all of them....
 

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71 Ford F-250


58 Baja Bug Show car


94 Z-28 Camaro


84 Toyota 4x4


89 GMC 1500


88 GMC 2500HD 4x4


77 Land Cruiser Fully restored show car


93 Toyota 4x4


BEFORE!!!





94 Dodge Cummins 4x4 pushin 300HP


AFTER!!!





03 4x4 CC SB GMC DuramaxEdited by: bybycop
 

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Another light weight here, I tow a little single axle utilty trailer with my 4 wheeler and (not at the same time) I also tow a 22' Aztec competition ski boat that probably weighs about 4500#. Together they don't make much of a load but they sure tow a lot nicer behind my dmax than they did behind my 6.2L


 

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2002 3500 D/A. 2002 Newmar Kountry Star 32' with double slides





Tows like a dream





Edited by: NJ DMax
 
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