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Whats the biggest load you've hauled or towed?

Discussion in 'Towing & Trailer Tech' started by ChevyFan, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. RFoster130

    RFoster130 New Member

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    I put 40 bags on mulch in the bed of my avy once. I think they were 40 lb bags. So 1600 lbs and it barely even squatted.
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    I used the van in my sig to tow a Ford F350 on a car dolly eighty miles one day. I was glad for the external trans cooler I had installed. The van shrugged off the load, and the next day, it showed no signs of trouble. Internally, I had to travel 750 miles with full camping gear, and a 55 gallon drum of diesel fuel in the back, after Katrina. I was supposed to deploy, but they cancelled me three times, so I took a trip up north to burn off the fuel. I'll never forget bedding down in the van, listening to the radio reports.
    Brian L.
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  3. Dana W

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    How'd you get that lamp post under all the overhead wires?:lol:
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    mabye I did something wrong, but I can't seem to see what Truck Norris has been up to.
    Brian L.
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    Hmm.. no, it's not something you did.. it's this slow cellular data internet.. must have skewed it when i went to post it yesterday. I will edit/fix the post when i get better signal later today! thanks for the heads up!
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  7. Marcus A.

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    I moved in Feb. 6 miles up the road. Jacked up 6x8 chicken house, backed 4x8 wooden garden trailer under it and spaced the house off the bed with skids. Wrapped it all together with ratchet straps, towed it out of the woods with a sub-compact tractor and rolled it onto a 14' flatbed trailer. More straps and away we went. All with 30 plus chickens. I had not been getting many eggs til that day. I got 18 eggs. They must have liked the trip. A few days before I made a small frame under daughters 8x8 play house and used a golf cart axle at one end. The other end I made up a flat bar and bolted it to a hitch on my 3 point compact tractor. Backed tractor and play house on friends 30' deck over. He pulled it for me to new house. Drove right off and into yard. I will chicken house.jpg play house.jpg
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  8. McClintoc

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    Sadly, my truck has never towed anything. I have not towing package. :(

    In the bed, I've hauled plenty; too much to remember.
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  9. Marcus A.

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    I towed my wife's 98 gmc jimmy with a 98 jeep grand Cherokee down the hwy. thought I was gonna see sky dirt sky dirt when an 18 wheeler went by and made the trailer tail wag like a mother!
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  11. BurbanMan

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    Party pooper
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    My biggest load was a dump trailer full of dirt that weighed in at about 16,500lbs. With the weight of my duramax in there, the whole rig weighed in at about 25,000lbs.
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    I know no one will believe me and I wish I had pics to prove it but, here is my biggest haul. I had a 25ton tag along trailer with 45,000lbs of concrete wall panels hooked to the back of the old 2002 GMC 2500. I didnt not take it on the pavement but I did move it from the concrete plant to the storage yard about 1000ft away. I backed the air brakes off so that I could roll the trailer. I know no one will believe but it is true.
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  14. ChevyFan

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    Keep the posts coming in here.
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  15. BurbanMan

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    My largest load was with my 90 dodge d250. I had a track hoe on a 20' tilt trailer and my long bed loaded to the rails with tile and grout. 8) engine and trans are 360 V8 and granny 4 speed. I can honestly say granny was used lol

    When I get the burban going, I'll find out how much it can hoss around with 3/4 ton rear suspension
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  16. BurbanMan

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    I believe it. Hell, my dads Dakota towed a 1 ton ford back to the house about half mile away lol
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  17. Curky

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    I asked for one yard of topsoil but he put 2 1/2 heaping buckets in the bed. I only had to drive maybe 3 miles at 35mph. It could not be any lower.
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  18. BurbanMan

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    Oh come on. It could drop another 3"! Lol did they charge you for the extra soil?
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  19. Curky

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    He could of but glad he did not and it only cost $20. That is why I did say anything. I was nervous but as I said 3 miles max to my house.
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  20. Rebel_Bowtie

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    Well I only know this because when you move yourself, the military pays you by how much your stuff weighs. But I towed a tandem axle u-haul (2000lbs empty) with just over 2000lbs of stuff and a 4-wheeler in the bed from Mississippi to OKC with my 04 1500 Z71 (5.3L), towing package included before lift and tires. I don't recommend it, and I couldn't get her to stay in OD on I40 once we hit the winds of the plains, but I did it.
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