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Just wondering what people used

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Just wondering what people used to tow the Chappie's to the water. Here's my 2001 Jeep Cherokee hence the name Bigbird. Lotsa off-road stuff, but she does the main job of towing the beast to the lake.

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I call her MAXED OUT... 1997 1/2 ton short bed GMC, 5.7 Vortec, posi rear, two wheel drive, 585 pounds of tongue weight, and a pair of air bag helpers. Balance is good though, as I hardly know it's back there. Trailer has torsion axles, SST brake lines, 4 wheel disc brakes, LED lights, and oil filled bearings.

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Here's mine. Although I've made some mods: painted camper shell and new double axle galvanized heavy duty trailer.

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Here is mine

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Just kidding :o

Dox,

I saw a picture in "Outdoor Alabama" Magazine (published by Alabama Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources) of a boat with "Doxology" name on the port side. There wasn't a caption of the picture that gave any info on the boat.

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Man would I love to have that big diesel for a tow machine. The Jeep gets it done w/ 4.88 gears, but not a lot of highway power.

The F-450 truck has 4.88's also, gobs of pull power, just uses a lot of fuel, a LOT of fuel

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I tow our 220 SSi with a 2006 Chevrolet crewcab 4x4 Duramax 2500. But I also have a Cherokee rock crawler like big bird.

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Just for the record I want that rig. That is absolutely beautiful. Is that ford you daily driver? I have looked at a few, but I am hesitant to drive one of those around everyday. Not that it is much bigger than what I have now.

Here is my rig. 2003 Supercharged Denali with Quadrasteer.

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4x4 with 8.1 liter V8. We used to have a Robalo fishing boat that weighted 5300 lbs dry. Now we just have the 1999 Chaparral.

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White 2005 Chev Suburban 1500 4x4 5.3L Vortec. I often call it the space shuttle since it takes up ALL the garage space and shuttles the kids and groceries around. :)

Ahh and If I need to move it around the yard I use my 1977 Dodge Warlock. mopar.gif

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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4x4 with 8.1 liter V8. We used to have a Robalo fishing boat that weighted 5300 lbs dry. Now we just have the 1999 Chaparral.

I had the same one 2 Suburbans ago - Out if the 4 I have owned it was by far my favorite (except at the gas station).

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Dox,

I saw a picture in "Outdoor Alabama" Magazine (published by Alabama Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources) of a boat with "Doxology" name on the port side. There wasn't a caption of the picture that gave any info on the boat.

That's cool! If it were spelled "Docksology", I would then be asking how they got my boat down in Alabama :lol: Thanks for the info.

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Yes Dave, drive it everyday 35 miles each way to work, after a week or so you get used to the size, just don't go thru the drive thru lane :rolleyes:

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Thought I would do a comparison of external dim.

F450...............................Suburban
overall length (inches): 262.4.....overall length (inches): 222.4
overall width (inches): 95.7.......overall width (inches): 79.1
overall height (inches): 79.9......overall height (inches): 76.8
ground clearance (inches): 7.8.....ground clearance (inches): 9.1
wheelbase (inches): 172.4..........wheelbase (inches): 130.0
front track (inches): 74.8.........front track (inches): 68.2
rear track (inches): 75.9 .........rear track (inches): 67.0
turning circle (feet): 47.5........turning circle (feet): 43.0

Is that width the killer at at drive through?

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Thought I would do a comparison of external dim.

F450...............................Suburban
overall length (inches): 262.4.....overall length (inches): 222.4
overall width (inches): 95.7.......overall width (inches): 79.1
overall height (inches): 79.9......overall height (inches): 76.8
ground clearance (inches): 7.8.....ground clearance (inches): 9.1
wheelbase (inches): 172.4..........wheelbase (inches): 130.0
front track (inches): 74.8.........front track (inches): 68.2
rear track (inches): 75.9 .........rear track (inches): 67.0
turning circle (feet): 47.5........turning circle (feet): 43.0

Is that width the killer at at drive through?

Like I said - Mike has us 'burban guys beat hands down.

How does the Suburban stack up to the 350 though? (most probably, my next truck)

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Here is the link to the 350... choose what trim.. then click on specs.

http://www.motortrend.com/new_cars/04/ford/f_350/index.html

Here is the long bed crewcab

...........................F450..........Suburban......F350 LB/CrewCab  
overall length (inches)....262.4..........222.4..........262.4
overall width (inches)......95.7...........79.1...........79.9
overall height (inches).....79.9...........76.8...........76.7
ground clearance (inches)....7.8............9.1............8
wheelbase (inches).........172.4..........130............172.4
front track (inches)........74.8...........68.2...........68.3
rear track (inches).........75.9...........67.............67.2
turning circle (feet).......47.5...........43.............58.5

sort of odd the turning circle would be 10+ ft more.

I did all that manually ... there is a "compare" link on that site makes it much easier. duh... I need some food!!! LOL

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2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum w/ 5.7L V8. I really like the air leveling suspension. When I hook up the trailer the truck just re-levels itself automatically.

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