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SWB Towing #1026184 04/08/11 12:24 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 10,238
FrankR Offline OP
Web Wheeler
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Yesterday, I hooked up a U-Haul 6x12 open trailer (~1750 lbs) in Charlotte, NC, loaded 2x1250 lb steel racks for a 4,300 lb gross load. After 100 miles, I dropped one rack in Columbia, SC, continued another 75 miles and dropped the other in Augusta, GA, reversed course and pulled the trailer back to Charlotte, drove to Iron Station, NC, loaded 18 steel 55 gal. barrels and returned to Charlotte. I won't say I didn't know the load was behind me, but the Raider handled it fine in 3rd gear at 3800rpm. Total trip was 453 miles at 65mph.

Even with the A/C on and sustained boost at times, the temperature gauge never moved above halfway. The transmission light never came on. The brakes were adequate and the Raider never gave any indication that it didn't like the load.... no rear push.... no bottoming.... it did nothing but pull the load.

I did use a quart of oil and a bunch of gas, though. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

What an amazing little truck. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Frank

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Re: SWB Towing [Re: FrankR] #1026185 04/08/11 02:13 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
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Mudraider Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I second that amazing little truck. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Re: SWB Towing [Re: Mudraider] #1026186 04/08/11 03:57 AM
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rxinhed Offline
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I towed my water tank trailer over hill, dale, and the Sierras with my 4-cyl Raider, moved several large trailers around my landlord's property, and other heavy service that I should have used a 1-ton for. Except for the little brakes and general lack of ponies for the hillclimbs, Roxy was awesome as a tractor and tow vehicle.

Dosh garn goood little trucks!

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Re: SWB Towing [Re: FrankR] #1026187 04/08/11 08:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
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captain_orange Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
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This is the most I've ever had to tow. Made the ~260 mile round trip 3 or four times one year to the track and back. Putting the smaller tires on helped but I was amazed at how little difference it made.

65 was the key though. With a trailer that long doing 75 made a few scary situations. 60- 65 mph and all was well.


1989 Raider - V6, Tan
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Re: SWB Towing [Re: captain_orange] #1026188 04/08/11 02:45 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 6,208
JohnnyBfromPeoria Offline
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Wow, Captain Orange, there's a whole lot of open space in those pictures!

John B.


'87 Raider 2.6 Turbo Auto, Under Construction
'95 Montero SR, 35x12.5/15 BFG M/T KM-2's, Rock sliders, Qtr panel chop, gas tank lift, 2" BL, Aisins, 5.29s
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Re: SWB Towing [Re: JohnnyBfromPeoria] #1026189 04/08/11 03:39 PM
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87Montero Offline
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Wow, Captain Orange, there's a whole lot of open space in those pictures!

John B.


I'll second that.. and nice 2002!


1999 Mitsu Montero - Crappy Weather
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Re: SWB Towing [Re: 87Montero] #1026190 04/08/11 05:13 PM
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Posts: 1,741
powerRam50 Offline
Body Damage is Cool
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towed the monty over the coastal range then back 2 years ago.the hills pushed the 2.6 pretty hard.and the brakes were well i had to start stopping a ways back.


87 dodge power ram 50,35" tires,5 1/2" total lift,4.6 gears,lockers front and rear,Rancho RS5000's,custom front bumper,custom rock sliders,cct extended diff breathers,75 amp alt(40 amp stock),thorely header,K&N,wheeled hard...
Re: SWB Towing [Re: captain_orange] #1026191 04/08/11 06:44 PM
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Posts: 509
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willwinchforfood Offline
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Captain O, I would appreciate it if you would ask before you drive in my backyard again.
John


SOLD!!: 91 LS 95 SR Rear LSD front 95 LS front brakes Dons Bumper 10k Gorilla/Promark winch Safari Snorkel Dual bouncy 31's

1991 Chevy Suburban 33's. All other stock.
Re: SWB Towing [Re: willwinchforfood] #1026192 04/09/11 02:55 AM
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fasteddy Offline
Web Wheeler
*****
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

I can stick out my arms in John's back yard and trespass twice...


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Re: SWB Towing [Re: fasteddy] #1026193 04/09/11 10:14 PM
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Mad_Scientist Offline
Roll Me Over
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I can stick out my arms in John's back yard and trespass twice...


<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> That made my beer slide down well <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


'97 Montero 'LSR' - 4.6 gears & factory rear locker, 33" Procomp muds on 15x8 steelies, 50mm coil spacers, T-bar crank, Airlift, sans rear sway, 50mm rear frame & fuel tank lift, Aisins, ARB front bumper + 10k lb winch, 50mm DIY body lift, rock sliders, cut rear quarter panels...







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