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Grendel

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I have wondered about the people pulling travel trailers and 5th wheels with MDT and Class 8 tractors. Do the campers stand up to being pulled by something sprung so heavy? Wondered if the harsher ride of the MDT especially non air ride chassis would shake the stick frame campers apart long term.
They typically beat the shit out of the trailers, even with air ride suspension... so most folks that are serious about it do an air ride hitch.

 
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DT75FLH

#988 mo bettar than #580
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My new tow rig

99 monaco with cummins M11 and 200 gal fuel tank...its a beast
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2003 8.1/Allison, 4wd. Ill likely sell it and get one with long bed but hard to find them. Might go for Duramax if I can find it.

Rode 7 hours on my bike to pick it up.

Put it to work towing my trailers and random stuff.
 

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rb_shoe

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I have wondered about the people pulling travel trailers and 5th wheels with MDT and Class 8 tractors. Do the campers stand up to being pulled by something sprung so heavy? Wondered if the harsher ride of the MDT especially non air ride chassis would shake the stick frame campers apart long term.
I actually had thought the same thing about the harsh ride but I could find zero information about anyone having any trouble from this. I guess I’ll find out. I’m guessing I’ll run about 1800 Miles this summer
 

Grendel

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I actually had thought the same thing about the harsh ride but I could find zero information about anyone having any trouble from this. I guess I’ll find out. I’m guessing I’ll run about 1800 Miles this summer
We had to weld up several cracks in the gooseneck of RB's fifth wheel before he could head back west, back in 2015. Utah to NH about killed his.

This was on an air spring MDT - they hammer the crap out of trailers. Which is why people go with an air ride hitch, already posted.

I'd really suggest one.
 

Projectjunkie

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2003 8.1/Allison, 4wd. Ill likely sell it and get one with long bed but hard to find them. Might go for Duramax if I can find it.

Rode 7 hours on my bike to pick it up.

Put it to work towing my trailers and random stuff.

That's a sharp truck! The duramax power and economy might not be worth the price over that 8.1, and it's easy to work on...
 

Snowy

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2012 6.7 that is pretty much always hooked to the trailer. 8k miles on it since I bought it in October and 5800 of those were hooked up to the enclosed with either the Tacoma or karts inside. Has worked out to be a really nice upgrade from my old 7.3 in the wind and hills

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GLTHFJ60

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2012 6.7 that is pretty much always hooked to the trailer. 8k miles on it since I bought it in October and 5800 of those were hooked up to the enclosed with either the Tacoma or karts inside. Has worked out to be a really nice upgrade from my old 7.3 in the wind and hills

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That's a sweet setup. Do anything to the inside?
 

akguy09

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I like that color. Diesel to gas, how do you like the change?
The heaviest I tow nowadays it about 6-7K this truck should do just fine. It rides much better than the 12'. Obvious the Diesel will always tow better, but for day to day driving this suits my needs better, based on what I do for a living, this will be better to get to work.
 

GLTHFJ60

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Converted to living quarters in the front half, queen bed in the goose, bathroom/shower, etc. It works great as a do all for both wheeling and racing. I’m having fun watching your enclosed crawler hauler build

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That looks awesome man. I'd you have a build thread, or an album with pics, share it with me. If not, start one!
 
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