got a 2000, 2500 long bed cummins. got a slide in cab over and was wondering if you would flat tow your trail rig or buy a trailer. thing is the trail rig is a heaviy modified 83 diesel suburban.:dunno:
Down fall of flat towing is that a lot of vehicle require the rear driveshaft removed. Also :withstupid: If you bust anything in the axles, tires, wheels you are screwed! You will also save on the tire wear from towing, can you imagine how quickly a set of offroad only tires will wear during a flat tow! That makes it worth it right there! :bigthumb:
Be sure you test out a few trailers before you buy. Best bet will be a tandem, but that Burb is heavy, so check your trailer capacity, ensure your trailer length will allow to limit the tongue weight to around 500-750, and make sure you get a weight distribution hitch since it will have to be a bumper pull with the camper. Might have to consider so AirLift bags to level the back. I have a set from when I had a bumper pull RV, definitely worth it.
thats one of the things i was scared of is the tires, but i figure that i can find a crappy set of stock rims and throw on some el cheapo smaller tires. dont know a thing about flat towing, like how it works, how safe it is. you guys are proably right a trailer has brakes and like ramaford said if i broke the crap out of it i could still get it home. thanks guys.
Where would you put the offroad tires if you flat tow? Sounds like creating enough space to pack everything you need including tools and spare parts really requires a trailer, you'll be spending more time trying to pack things if you flat tow. And you really do need to remove the driveshaft, especially in automatics!
The gooseneck trailer idea is a good idea, but your looking at spending 8-10K for a trailer big and long enough. Ive seen it done many times. in fact there is a few threads on pirate and nc4x4.com about this.
But i think you can find a bumper pull trailer rated for 10K that is long enough. I have an 18' bumper pull rated for 10,000lbs. and its a stout trailer.
The other thing, like stated above, i would look into some air bags, to keep hte truck from sagging so bad.
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