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Big boys trucks

Postby Mike Clay » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:26 pm

What is the next size down from the Volvo but larger then a pickup for all you boys with the big boy trucks.
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby sew2bhappy » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:18 pm

Medium duty trucks (MDTs). That's what I want... :d
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Mike Clay » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:30 pm

Im still thinking if I have to make a change it will be a dually 3500. I should have got one last time and I would not be in this spot. :evil: We will see how much pin weight the fresh water takes off on Wednesday. Plus I can lose over 100 + lbs by only filling my extra fuel tank to 30 gallons if I need to. Still would give me 66 gallons of fuel.
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby snoking » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:39 pm

Mike the problem with MDT trucks is that they are very expensive compared to a new pickup or an used class 7/8 Volvo with 500k of useful remaining life. You have another option. That is 19.5" rims and tires. http://www.ricksontruckwheels.com/

With a set of these and maybe some air bags you could run with the Aux tank full and tow the larger trailer without problem. The rest of the power train should be up to the task.

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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Mike Clay » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:44 pm

But then i still have a 7k axel. Truck does not squat any more then with the last trailer. You are correct about the price of the mdt. :shock:
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby snoking » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:34 pm

Mike Clay wrote:But then i still have a 7k axel. Truck does not squat any more then with the last trailer. You are correct about the price of the mdt. :shock:

Mike your rear axle is the same AAM unit that the duallies use. They are rated to something like 11,500 pounds. Only the OEM LRE tires gave the truck a RGAWR of the lower 7k number. Call Rickson and talk to them to learn more. Chris
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Mike Clay » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:36 pm

Will do Chris thanks
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby jtaylor1920 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:22 am

Mike,

Have you looked at the new Dodge trucks? Some of the DRW rigs are showing 5500-5700lbs of payload capacity. May not work for you if you go crew or mega cab since they only seems to be available with a short box which might not accommodate your transfer tank. They do however look to be a serious towing beast without getting into the 450/4500 series of trucks.
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Mike Clay » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:43 am

No John I have not looked at the new Dodges. I have looked at the new Chevy's and they would do the job just fine. But I am still looking at keeping mine for now. All depends on the pin weight and how I am going to manage that. Either with adding fresh water for now or going with the 19.5 wheels and tires. I travel with 2/3 tank of fresh water and want to re weigh before I go to the next step. Truck is still close to 1,200 lbs inside its gcvwr I am just not ready to buy a new truck at this point in time. But I also do not want to compromise our lives or others if I am pushing it. Boils down to If I would have known the correct weights and length may not have gone this route to begin with.
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby tschmalz » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:49 pm

Somebody should correct me if I'm wrong but everything I read tells me that dual rear wheels almost always have a lower weight capacity than single rear reals. Also the 4x4 usually has lower rating.
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Traveler II » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:04 pm

You know when you start talking about a new truck its all over but writing the "big check". Life is Good.
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Rob & Cathy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:44 pm

Traveler II wrote:You know when you start talking about a new truck its all over but writing the "big check". Life is Good.


LOL, that's what I'm hearing Jim. Just waiting for the announcement. =))

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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Traveler II » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:09 pm

Rob & Cathy wrote:
Traveler II wrote:You know when you start talking about a new truck its all over but writing the "big check". Life is Good.


LOL, that's what I'm hearing Jim. Just waiting for the announcement. =))

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What color Rob do you think they are looking at. @};- @};- @};- Red would be nice :-?
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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby Rob & Cathy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:09 pm

Traveler II wrote:What color Rob do you think they are looking at. @};- @};- @};- Red would be nice :-?


I'd put my money on dark grey. :d

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Re: Big boys trucks

Postby sew2bhappy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:10 pm

I'll put my money on Mike keeping his at least one more year :thumbrt:
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