View Full Version : whats the min. you would want for a tow rig?

08-31-2006, 01:16 PM
thinking of getting a tow rig in the future, but dont have $20+ to spend on a newer desil, so whats the least you would want for something that is going to tow a car trailer with the b2 loaded on it?

i wanted to get a 4l ranger, but that wouldnt be up to the task of a tow rig i dont think(and im not even sure if it would be legal)

thinking like earlyer 90's. dont have a price range yet as i dont have cash in hand.

08-31-2006, 01:17 PM
Well if you can find one i would say an 80's dodge diesel
But they are ahrd to find in good condition

08-31-2006, 01:30 PM
3/4 ton, preferably deisel, any year I can afford (ie, old as fuck)

or an older deck truck, 2ton+ with good brakes

08-31-2006, 01:45 PM
Well if you can find one i would say an 80's dodge diesel
But they are ahrd to find in good condition

[stupid] they last forever diesel is the way to go for towing

08-31-2006, 01:58 PM
even a chev 6.2 slow as molases but good to haul ya

08-31-2006, 02:06 PM
or VW bus, with a porsche engine conversion

08-31-2006, 03:44 PM
Toyota pickup with a 305 :D

dats my tow rig now.

08-31-2006, 03:47 PM
Get an older domestic 3/4T.

Diesel is nice, but not really needed and expensive to repair. I'd be tempted to go with a big block truck that's been converted to propane.

dirt balls
08-31-2006, 06:11 PM
my grand cherokee with 5.2 works good for towing my yj and makes a great tent too :D

08-31-2006, 06:14 PM
one ton 2wd big block chevy....

08-31-2006, 06:42 PM
I just bought a 94 dodge diesel 4x4 for 11,500

08-31-2006, 06:43 PM
73-87 2wd chevy pickup longbed with big tranny cooler. If you wanna get fancy you can find crew cab duallie 3500's around for under 2k.

08-31-2006, 06:48 PM
1-ton chevy with a 454 and SM465. 4wd optional (if it breaks, well, you've got a set of 1-tons for your next project).

We've got one at work. I drive it just for the hell of it...

08-31-2006, 07:05 PM
my buddies truck

1988 sas'd 1 ton extended cab long box duelly. 454 done to the 9's running on propane. Lotsa power. brand new tranny thats also got everything you can throw at it done. this thing was made to tow. you have to see it dude.

its in the paper for 23 000, but i betcha i could get it to you for 19 or 20. WOuld be perfect for what you want squish!!

08-31-2006, 07:06 PM
even a chev 6.2 slow as molases but good to haul ya

would never get another

the heads are horrible

08-31-2006, 08:02 PM
uncles got one loves it just uses it for haulin shit

08-31-2006, 09:54 PM
Boy have i got a truck for you, 1996 F450 flatdeck, 460 on propane, $6500, all you need is ramps, no trailer!



08-31-2006, 11:12 PM
sorry dudes, forgot to mention, its gonna be my daily driver also, so id most likely be a reg cab and shortbox if thats an option, i hate parking a long box extended cab.

08-31-2006, 11:39 PM
2000 Cummins with chip, ehaust, and gauges (a trailer helps too :p )


09-01-2006, 12:00 AM
its gonna haul a jetboat too in the summer if things go accordingly

09-01-2006, 12:03 AM
Can I have some money Squish [22]

09-01-2006, 12:06 AM
Can I have some money Squish [22]

ill pay you accordingly, dave said you were good, but then again he said his dog was good too[22]

09-01-2006, 11:29 PM
A F450 Diesel would be the perfect truck. or a 550 or 650 if the bucks don't matter.

09-08-2006, 11:35 AM
How bout a smart car with the diesel?

09-08-2006, 11:40 AM
3/4 tonne ex cab short box like godzukas but 3/4tonn

09-08-2006, 11:45 AM
Duramax.......[36] the rest just dont cut it

09-08-2006, 11:47 AM
[stupid] after you lent me your truck for moving there i wouldent want anny thing else