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Old 06-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #57
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2001 bmw x5 & 2002 ascl 31'

X5 now has 109,000 miles 35,000+ of which towing the ASCL.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #58
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Sheesh. Mine is so boring. The old cars are so dang cool as TVs.

Bob4x4, this must be the rig that rescued the other Dodge from being buried in the sand!

I did give my trailer a 4" lift when I got it so I could get it to our beach property. Can you guess what kind of wheels I have on my truck? Stock GMC hubcaps on another GM wheelset.

Yes that is the puller and I am going to guess h2 wheels
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:40 PM   #59
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secondary tow rig 94 2500 Ram 4x4 Cummins power
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #60
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Do you think Can-Am can modify my new toy (Merc SLK 55 AMG) to tow my 2007 27FB Safari? It has 370hp and 367ft lbs of torque. Not sure about the gearing though. LoL. .
An AMG.... sweet! . 30% more power than our G35 and we have more power than we need.
A Can Am set up with 220,000lkm's on the car and 200hrs of an awesome towing experience. Note 3:31 gears and works great.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #61
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Cool! Yet another Canadian low rider.

Y'all do know I'm not giving up, don't you, eh?
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:16 PM   #62
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An AMG.... sweet! . 30% more power than our G35 and we have more power than we need.
A Can Am set up with 220,000lkm's on the car and 200hrs of an awesome towing experience. Note 3:31 gears and works great.
I was initially joking but....hmmm...
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #63
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #64
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #65
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secondary tow rig 94 2500 Ram 4x4 Cummins power


Bob4X4 - If you ever go to sell that 1994 Ram 2500 4X4..................PLEASE let me know!
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:36 PM   #66
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You guys think i can pull a 29' with my 5.3 Silverado, its got some mods (cam, stall, servo, intake, headers, pulley) used race it now she will be pulling. Any recommendations with a hitch since i still nee one as you can see in the pic

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:46 PM   #67
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You don't say the year of your 29', and so we don't know the weight. Honestly, the truck would probably pull better without the aftermarket cam and converter because these increase the RPM that the motor must work well at, and maybe even produce more heat. You also don't say what the year of your truck is so we don't know what trans, 4 or 6 speed. The 6 speed tows much better than the four.

If all these things are on the negative side, I will tell you like I tell most in your situation, yes it will tow it, but you may not like it, or do it for very long.

The hitch will be your choice as there are many good ones, and depends on how much you want to spend. IMHO the Propride is the best, but also one of the more costly ones.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #68
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You don't say the year of your 29', and so we don't know the weight. Honestly, the truck would probably pull better without the aftermarket cam and converter because these increase the RPM that the motor must work well at, and maybe even produce more heat. You also don't say what the year of your truck is so we don't know what trans, 4 or 6 speed. The 6 speed tows much better than the four.

If all these things are on the negative side, I will tell you like I tell most in your situation, yes it will tow it, but you may not like it, or do it for very long.
the tranny is a 4l60 with a 3200 stall
and the airstream is a 1991 29' rear twin
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the tranny is a 4l60 with a 3200 stall
and the airstream is a 1991 29' rear twin
Ok, the '91 is not a wide body which is a little easier to pull, and has a dry weight spec of 5600 pounds, and that's not too bad. It would be better if you had the 6 speed, and again IMO better if the torque converter were stock, and also better if the pulleys were stock (you want to keep that water pump spinning while towing).

I looked at all the pictures of your truck and trailer on your page, and it will be a nice looking rig. I would advise getting a good anti-sway weight distribution hitch (because the truck is the short wheel base), and watch that temperature, both engine and trans.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #70
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As an old hotrodder, it would be great to see pictures of that engine and blower.
Hi SteveH --- I'm having trouble posting a photo, so here is a link to the Callaway website showing the "off-the-shelf" version they build and market. The photo of the engine compartment is virtually identical.

LINK: http://www.callawaycars.com/cars/cal...ttruck/engine/

I beefed up the transmission but so far I am running stock brakes. The performance is really remarkable. Still has all of the other half-ton tradeoffs -- which are not a problem for us -- but power is no longer an issue.

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