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Here is my 2011 Ford F-150 with one of my cars - 1928 Whippet cabriolet.

Only have traveled locally (not more than 30 miles) but handles GREAT!

Doug

BCA# 35039

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And.......

Get a few looks hauling my utility trailer around with my 1952 Ford F-1.

Don't let the rims &tires fool you, it is the original three on the tree flathead V8, 6volt negative ground and standard brakes. I just change out the bulbs on the trailer when I need lights.

Doug

BCA# 35039

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shheesh........ correction... meant to say 6 volt POSITIVE ground system.

(not enough coffee this AM)

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Hi all: Update I sold the 94 Ford F-350 1 photo in this thread. Got a 2008 Ford F-350 DRW C/C

diesel. Man what a difference. Good thing I have mirrors,I have to keep looking to see jf my trailer is still there!!!!!post-73651-143141759002_thumb.jpg

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This is my F250. We have a 2wd 2005 Chevrolet Suburban and 28 ft Interstate enclosed

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This is my F250. We have a 2wd 2005 Chevrolet Suburban and 28 ft Interstate enclosed

so how do you like pulling with the Suburban?

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I actualy am impressed with it. It has 350 in it and we tow 48 & 49 Buicks and a 1948 Packard with it. Takes a little time to get up to speed but it run 75 with no problems.

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Here's my rig. 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 V10 4x4. Trailer is a 20' tilt bed with winch.

I'm running 3:55 gears and new Bridgestone Load range E tires, and going down the highway at full load it gets about 9-10 mpg. Rides like a dream loaded though, and will pull the crap out of any other gas engine. Extremely quiet too.

If you see me around the eastern seaboard hauling a Reatta, give me a shout!

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Nothing like a stick shift on a boat ramp........

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Here are two shots of my truck and trailer. Its a 1997 Dodge with a Cummins diesel. I bought it new and it now has over 658,000 miles on it. I took these photos in front of my home. That's a 1949 T28A Trojan airplane fuselage on the trailer.

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You all are making me feel bad, when I lived in Houston first they stole my trailer then my truck. '99 dodge dakota R/T and an open 16 ft trailer.

A piece of advice If you have your trailer stored in a storage lot, your home owners will not cover it, and the local sheriff will not look too hard to find it. Even though there was video of it going out the gate and they knew whose code was used to get into the storage lot

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Awesome set up you guys have here. But just an inquiry what type of wheels and tires would best recommend in every trailer that is bang for the bucks?

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Awesome set up you guys have here. But just an inquiry what type of wheels and tires would best recommend in every trailer that is bang for the bucks?

I won't have a trailer unless it has load range E tires on it. I see so many people towing their expensive cars around on load range C tires that are pretty marginal to be hauling a car. Most trucks come from the factory with load range D or E tires, so why should a trailer that is designed to haul 3,000 lbs or more have tires on it that aren't even up to standard for a 1/2 ton truck? Always buy the heavy duty tires. I drive a LOT and have seen people killed because their light duty tires gave way on their trailer causing them to spin out of control.

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post-69964-14314255486_thumb.jpg I updated my towing truck from a 5.4 gas to a twin turbo 6.4. I can't wait to hook up the trailer.

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2010 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7 Cummins Turbo diesel with my 2015 22ft ATC Quest all aluminum enclosed with 88' escape door. Tows beautifully & effortlessly 

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Here are mine!

 

 The Trucks... GMC 2500 HD & Chevy 3500. Duramax diesels with my many modifications for fuel mileage.  Except for tires & wheels they are interchangeable in every way, so if there is an issue with one, I can jump in the other.

 

 The Trailers...Featherlite aluminum open trailer & Ameri-lite aluminum 24ft enclosed trailer. Wheels, tires, brakes, winches, etc all the same, so if there is a problem I can snitch something off one to use on the other to still make a trip.

 

God bless

Bill

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Here's mine.

Twenty four foot Alliance trailer, with home made escape door, to haul a '40 Buick LTD.

I split a 2x4 and screwed a set of guide rails to the floor.

Just line her up on the red tabs and drive in hands free, or use the winch.

 

Mike in Colorado

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My rig -- Ford F-350 dually with crew cab and long bed, plus a 28-foot Featherlite trailer (a 2002 model that's extremely high quality). I'm running 16-inch Michelin Rib tires on the 8-lug axles. I'm hauling 5,000-to-6,000-pound cars cross country a couple times a year. Next trailer will be a triple axle with left-side exit door, though exit isn't currently a problem since I'm hauling cars with running boards. A word to the wise -- overbuy at the beginning. I wasted time and money on undersized trucks and trailers before graduating to this.

 

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The triple will stop so much better you won’t believe it. Get it with 3 torflex 8K axles.......7&8 are the same except the magnets are stronger on the 8’s. I have a spread triple so the entire car is over six tires, and the tounge is only carrying the trailer weight. I have 90k on my Sailun trailer tires and for the first time in five years serviced my “new” trailer this week. Brake shoes were 50 percent worn, but I replaced them anyways, magnets looked new. Did bearings and seals. Rotated the tires, and figure I have another 30k on them......yes, with the spread and all the dragging I will get 120k out of a set of tires on the trailer.....they are G rated 110 psi and weigh in at 62 lbs new. All for 130 dollars each. Fantastic rubber, I wouldn’t run anything else. I switched to GMC after seven F350 Powerstroke trucks.......only for the Allison and the extra power. As a Ford guy, I’m sure I made the right decision. All my cars are big boy toys......very heavy. We run with a truckload of tools, spare parts, and extras......and manage 75 mph on average. All safe and secure. My current tag trailer is 34 feet.........and I like all the extra space and cabinets. I’ll never haul with a two axle unit ever again. 
 

 

My trailer is rated at 21k, and my rubber is good for 24.6k.......and the entire trailer and car is never over 18k,  and usually less............decent margin for safety, and in Florida, I comfortably run 80 mph on the open roads with no traffic.

 

 

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