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post #1 of 18 Old 03-04-2013, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Too much for her?

Posted in the tow section but think ill get a better response her

There is a possibility i will be moving a few states away. Nor sure what it would cost to contract a moving company to do the deed. Something ive been tossing around is picking up a used 40 foot enclosed tandom car hauler. I should be able to make it cars and all in 2 trips. I'm just wondering if that would be asking a lot on a 95 f350 in my sig. Truck is stock as they come right now. Best case prior to the move would be an intake DP and maybe a tune with some gauges. You think ill be asking too much or would she be ok.

I know this is a general question due to the fact that i have no clue on a gross wieght. The house is a 3 best room 2500 sq foot place. More kids toys than anything else. Heaviest part would ive if i loaded both cars for a trip. Anyway i know there are a LOT of variables but any input is a help and much appreciated.

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I've got a 24' box trailer and had everything from a two bedroom house in it. Made for a very heavy load as there were a lot and I mean a lot of books. I don't know that I'd try to climb the Rockies with the load, but the truck did okay. I personally think two full sized cars would be more than I'd haul.

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Yeah I think it's a bit dependent one which couple states were talking about. You talking PA to IL, or CA to MT. There's a big differance there.

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Yeah I think it's a bit dependent one which couple states were talking about. You talking PA to IL, or CA to MT. There's a big differance there.
I'm in okc. Possible move would most likely be GA. But bamma and Knoxville are a possibility. Cars would be an 09 mustang and a '13 Kia optima

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If you're gonna have to make 2 trips, I'd split the loads and haul 1 car along with household items each trip.

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If you're gonna have to make 2 trips, I'd split the loads and haul 1 car along with household items each trip.
I agree with this statement. Or both cars and then all the house stuff

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i've hauled 15K with a bone stock truck. in a 28ft trailer. one VW jetta plus lots of household stuff. truck got 9.5 mpgs went 350ish miles. pa to md. truck did okay. had to down shift through the mountains. what you are talking about is mostly flat i would think you should be alright. i would be worried about the trans, but if you have to make 2 trips shouldn't be too much of a a problem.

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i'd give it a try and watch the trans temp carefully, when it gets too high pul over and let her cool down a bit.. i'd think this old truck could handle 15K at the most

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Yeah I think you'd be ok on that if you made a couple trips. I'd change all my fluids and install a trans temp gauge. That's a pretty flat trip comparatively speaking.

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Your gonna be fine only real hills on your trip is rite in the beginning of Arkansas, I go that route couple times a year, actually flying that way tomorrow lol but as long as your not going threw New Mexico your truck is fine, something happens to me every time in that state, carry 2 spares, and a few tools just in case. I had to change a fuel line in Memphis at the local napa

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