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Old 02-21-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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The last 1/2 ton thread

I saw Ben Affleck pulling a 34' Panamerica in a stock F150 with no WD hitch in a movie - therefore that is perfectly safe and recommended behavior.

I don't think we need any discussion about 3/4 ton trucks, or minivans for that matter - Ben did it, it's in a movie, movies are truthful...
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Sorry only the Internet can be trusted unless "as seen on TV", fake movies just don't cut it.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:46 PM   #3
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I know for certain the movie had Canam build a custom F450 frame and chassis bolted to a F150 body because they wanted the extra engine braking for the interior shots.



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"The last 1/2 ton thread"
Not even close.
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:24 PM   #5
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I know for certain the movie had Canam build a custom F450 frame and chassis bolted to a F150 body because they wanted the extra engine braking for the interior shots.



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That's funny because Can Am did do a hookup for a tandem bicycle to pull a 1960 Pacer for a T V show on conserving energy.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:23 AM   #6
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I saw Ben Affleck pulling a 34' Panamerica in a stock F150 with no WD hitch in a movie - therefore that is perfectly safe and recommended behavior.

I don't think we need any discussion about 3/4 ton trucks, or minivans for that matter - Ben did it, it's in a movie, movies are truthful...
And you have your Mother's permission to say so.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:23 AM   #7
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I am a French model and I like my 2500 ram with the 6.7......
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:59 AM   #8
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On level ground you could pull the trailer with a golf cart. You could move it at more than 5 mph if it was a 1/2 ton golf cart.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:36 PM   #9
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Sorry only the Internet can be trusted
But, wait. I'm reading your response on the internet too!

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I am a French model and I like my 2500 ram with the 6.7......
Can you send me a picture?.......................of the truck

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"The last 1/2 ton thread"
I have a 2016 Peterbuilt Semi Tractor with the 8' sleeper cab. Do I need to upgrade to the 2017 to pull my Bambi?
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Since this is the last one, can we finally stop calling them 1/2 tons?
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The Pan-America was the only good part of that movie.
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:36 PM   #12
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The Pan-America was the only good part of that movie.
The 1/2 mile shot with the Barrett ranked high as well.
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Since this is the last one, can we finally stop calling them 1/2 tons?
I have heard you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig....3/4 ton has a full floating axles.....
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But, wait. I'm reading your response on the internet too!

Can you send me a picture?.......................of the truck

I have a 2016 Peterbuilt Semi Tractor with the 8' sleeper cab. Do I need to upgrade to the 2017 to pull my Bambi?
Must be a light weight, T-800, 500 cat, 4 axle, 3 axle pup, gross 100,000 lbs
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I have heard you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig....3/4 ton has a full floating axles.....
There's a little bit of pig in both of them. The 1/2 axle carries lighter loads, but is also an easier axle for the shock absorbers to control on rough roadways. The 3/4 ton axle carries heavier loads but is substantially heavier and more likely to beat the hull out of owner and his Airstream on rough roadways.

We like the ride of our 1/2 ton and so does our Airstream, it's axles are easily capable of carrying more than we need at home and when we travel.
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Wow....yall are out of control. Pull your trailer with whatever you please....but please do not cry to your insurance company when they deny your claim because you exceeded the limits of your TV. If yu want to push it to the limits and rip through transmissions and rearends...have a good time. Take responsibility for your own actions when you run on the edge...
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Ireland, it's all good, the thread is tongue and cheek, they're having fun.
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