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Old 08-24-2010, 06:50 PM   #21
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even taking it easy on the highway i noticed the sway in my trailer on the highway. 42' trailer w/ ford super duty long box crew cab wb of 14'6" (which is actually too short for the spec chart grhodes posted)

Maybe you should look into a Hensley Arrow for that monster.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:33 PM   #22
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lol too bad i cant use my little monster for it

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Old 08-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #23
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If you add some air bags, a lift kit, maybe chip the motor, k & n filter, use a wd hitch with sway control and 1200 lb bars and some load range "E" tires, on short trips with no mountains or hills, it should work!
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:55 PM   #24
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lol too bad i cant use my little monster for it
That is so awesome, I saw these all over Japan when I visted there years ago. I didn't know you could get them over here.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:04 PM   #25
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Wink

I've seen them on the 401 (think I-75 Atlanta) east of Toronto. I don't know if they're street leagl in the US though. I've seen Youtube videos of them from outfits in the southern US selling them to hunters.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:55 AM   #26
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street legality is from state to state, county to county, and sometimes road by road. In Canada it falls under the 15 year old mark so its imported and inspected and road legal. has a 1977cc diesel in it with a 5 speed column shift in it. its a 1 ton though so its a bit bigger then the mini trucks. perfect truck for a campground though. local campground has one to for doing garbage and firewood. ( Japanese Mini Truck Forum - Powered by vBulletin ) is where i hang out and talk about these guys.

back to on topic I plan to eventually haul this trailer around with this:


its a one ton, its a dually, has a 7.3 diesel, auto with tranny coolers and so forth. Was originally going to convert the bus to a full motor home but now i think im gonna convert it into a glorified tenting vehicle lol. cause if i really want to go "roughing" it i will just hook onto my TT!!
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:03 PM   #27
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Go to site (Changingears.com) you supply the info they tell you if your truck will or wont! Youroo!!
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Just throwing this out there. Is there a similiar rule for towing a 5er?
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Just throwing this out there. Is there a similiar rule for towing a 5er?
Yes there is but the length of a 5er can be a bit longer than for a bumper tow, I don't know the exact numbers on those.
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I kind of figured the rule of thumb would show that. Most 5er owners say they're easier to tow than a similar length TT.
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