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New truck. How long of a trailer can I tow?

Grit_dog
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Nomad III
And does anyone have any advice for a good 5th wheel hitch or wdh? Undecided what type of camper to buy just yet?
TIA

2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold
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Grit_dog
Nomad III
Nomad III
^Lol. Good one buddy!
2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

I agree with GO BIG OR GO HOME ! ! !

With the combination of super short Wheelbase ( shorter frame) , DRW, and that light weight bear keg fuel tank I'd say 50'+ ... Nice find ! :B

And I bet it WAS posted on 3/31.... good Ole Grit is on that " SPECIAL" List ! ! :B
Me-Her-the kids
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BTDTNYFB
Explorer
Explorer
Go with whatever trailer fits your needs, as long as you have a 2500 it will pull it, too many get caught in the weeds of ratings etc

mkirsch
Nomad II
Nomad II
ssthrd wrote:
walker111 wrote:
Air bags and you are good to go....... salesman told me! 40 footer for sure


^^ And with wheelie bars, split rear brakes, and a good 454, the world would be your oyster!


That there things got wunna dem Cummings dee-sul en-jins in it.

Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

ssthrd
Explorer
Explorer
walker111 wrote:
Air bags and you are good to go....... salesman told me! 40 footer for sure


^^ And with wheelie bars, split rear brakes, and a good 454, the world would be your oyster!
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JIMNLIN
Explorer
Explorer
National Trailer Convoy INC from the late '40s/'50s used very short tow trucks like the pic to tow house trailers in that era. Of course house trailers (later called mobile homes ) back then were about 35'-40' max. NTC had dozens on the road just in Tulsa, OK alone for Spartan house trailer mfg in Tulsa.
"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

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Grit_dog
Nomad III
Nomad III
^ See, that’s what I was thinking. Can pull a much longer trailer and be within the overall length regs for combination vehicles.
And the whole broken frame thing is of greatly reduced potential. Beings there’s not much frame between the axles!
Seems like the perfect solution to all the rvnet worries!
2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

PA12DRVR
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Explorer
JaxDad wrote:
That was a pretty common conversion back in the day.

Google “ pickup converted to aircraft tug” images, there’s a lot of different styles including some with no rear end.


Yep. still see quite a few of them in various places up here.

...and to the OP's question "how long", I saw something very similar pulling a DC-3 the other day...so 60-ish feet.
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JaxDad
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Explorer III
That was a pretty common conversion back in the day.

Google “ pickup converted to aircraft tug” images, there’s a lot of different styles including some with no rear end.

MFL
Nomad II
Nomad II
fj12ryder wrote:
Shoot, ever'body knows it isn't how much you can tow, but how much you can carry. 🙂


Exactly...an those old chebbs only had a 8,600 GVWR! The Cummins diesel in those were heavy. With a curb wt of 8,200, plus 2 people an dog, you couldn't carry nuttin!:p

fj12ryder
Explorer II
Explorer II
Shoot, ever'body knows it isn't how much you can tow, but how much you can carry. 🙂
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walker111
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Explorer
Air bags and you are good to go....... salesman told me! 40 footer for sure

mkirsch
Nomad II
Nomad II
That there's got wunna 'dem Ay-Ay-Emm axles under it, rated for 10 skamillion lbs. The factory numbers are meaningless. Load and go. Just don't post on facebook when you break your frame, or everyone will turn on you.

Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

Grit_dog
Nomad III
Nomad III
MFL wrote:
HappyKayakers wrote:
This post appears to be a day late for April Fools Day.


If OP intended for us to read his post on the 1st, he would have had to make post on Mar 31st, for it to magically appear on 4-1.:C:)


Hahahaha you’re probably right!

Wish I had it cued up for April 1 but I’ve been a bit behind lately. ..
2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold