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Old 09-29-2006, 05:37 PM   #1
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haul 1965 Overlander

just bought trailer and am going to buy truck to haul what is minimum sized engine I need to haul trailer weighing 44oo lbs loaded
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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just bought trailer and am going to buy truck to haul what is minimum sized engine I need to haul trailer weighing 44oo lbs loaded
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Hi. Your Overlander weighs 4200 pounds empty, before any optional equipment (like a roof A/C unit) was added, and a GVW of 6200 pounds. Virtually any 3/4 ton, V8 powered van or truck would be more than capable of safely towing your new-to-you coach. We towed our Overlander with a G20 van (3/4 ton), and recently got an F250 (also 3/4 ton) diesel to pull it.
Some half ton vehicles are capable of pulling your Overlander, like a 1500 series Suburban, for example, with proper equipment.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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1/2 ton or larger with V-8. I've towed larger with smaller vehicles. (MUCH smaller, though I don't recommend it) My 2 cents.
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Old 09-30-2006, 07:03 AM   #4
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Depends on how you are going to use it and how fast you tow. 1/2 ton will be more than adequete for anywhere around where you live in Florida, even with a fairly low gear ratio. If you want to go fast up hill in Colorado you will need a higher gear ratio and a larger engine. If you go fast on express ways, you may need some type of antisway device, if you use a short wheelbase truck.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:01 AM   #5
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Oh, oh, oh!

I know this thread is on your tow vehicle... but how about some pics of your trailer! We love pictures!

We have a 55 Flying Cloud and it is 22'.... we have a little 1968 4 x 4 Ford truck (short) and it pulled the FC just great. But.... it has been gutted. I think a lot depends on how you drive...where you go... how much you want to spend. We drive 55 on the freeway ~ saves fuel. We aren't in a hurry anyway. Sometimes folks with the big SOB's fly by at 75 pulling a huge fifth wheel.... some vacation ... driving like a maniac on the interstate!

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)

(p.s. our little truck does have a 5 liter rebuilt engine...)
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some vacation ... driving like a maniac on the interstate!
And cussin' those retired folk who ain't never in no hurry..... Dang Californians....
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