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Old 09-01-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
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My new Hauler.

2016 Stryker 2812. The wife and I spent many month looking for a mix of plush vs durability at an affordable usable price. Used it 4 times and have a couple quirks as usual.

Now I need a bigger truck, well I don't need but want a dedicated tow rig. Looking for F-650 cab chassis with flat bed so when the wheelers are all muddy they don't have to go inside, plus when we take trips out west it can double my capacity of atvs on the trip.
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Congrats. Why do you need a new hauler? Is that a F250 or F350? Diesel? I would think that thing would have plenty of power to pull that trailer.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:56 PM   #3
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Congrats. Why do you need a new hauler? Is that a F250 or F350? Diesel? I would think that thing would have plenty of power to pull that trailer.
Be quiet will you? His wife might hear you. A new trailer is certainly a top of the list reason for anyone to get a new truck (wether it is really "needed" or not).

"OMG, YES YOU MUST GET A BIGGER TRUCK TO PULL YOUR NEW TRAILER. NO WAY IS IT SAFE TO TOW IT LONG TERM WITH WHAT YOU HAVE NOW" screaming at the top of my lungs to ensure his wife does hear it!
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2016 Stryker 2812. The wife and I spent many month looking for a mix of plush vs durability at an affordable usable price. Used it 4 times and have a couple quirks as usual.

Now I need a bigger truck, well I don't need but want a dedicated tow rig. Looking for F-650 cab chassis with flat bed so when the wheelers are all muddy they don't have to go inside, plus when we take trips out west it can double my capacity of atvs on the trip.
650 is nice but depending upon the trailer weight probably on the big side. According to what I could find the trailer GVWR is 9999 lbs. A 450 will be large enough and still give you lots of room to grow. Also easier to park.
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Nice rig, I went the other way and bought a diesel motorhome and pull a trailer. TH's are nice though.
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Be quiet will you? His wife might hear you. A new trailer is certainly a top of the list reason for anyone to get a new truck (wether it is really "needed" or not).

"OMG, YES YOU MUST GET A BIGGER TRUCK TO PULL YOUR NEW TRAILER. NO WAY IS IT SAFE TO TOW IT LONG TERM WITH WHAT YOU HAVE NOW" screaming at the top of my lungs to ensure his wife does hear it!
I know this all too well. I had a Tundra prior to my TT. After one weekend of towing the new TT the Mrs. was the one saying, "We need a diesel." The following weekend I picked up my 3/4 ton and haven't looked back.
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It's a 3/4 ton diesel. It's fine but things have age and are starting to fail
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:22 PM   #8
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The 650 thing is just a thought. Things and thoughts will change.
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Have you considered an HDT (Heavy Duty Truck)? You can usually get one for less than a MDT (like a F650). And it will have all kinds of possibility for a deck to load those other toys on.
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Have you considered an HDT (Heavy Duty Truck)? You can usually get one for less than a MDT (like a F650). And it will have all kinds of possibility for a deck to load those other toys on.
I have a friend pulling a hauler with an fl120...I think it's a bit big for campground navigation

I am looking at 650 or m2 chassis as I can get a short wheelbase. My reasons for 650 vs 450,550 are I can get the 650 with cummins or cat power where 450,550 have model year powerstroke. I am ford man by blood but since the 7.3 ford has nothing to offer. I am not looking to drop the coin on a 6.7 ps and really is yet to be proven in my eyes.

We will see what spring brings.
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650 is nice but depending upon the trailer weight probably on the big side. According to what I could find the trailer GVWR is 9999 lbs. A 450 will be large enough and still give you lots of room to grow. Also easier to park.
Gvwr is 9999, trailer dry is 7800. 100 gal water, 30 gal gas and 3-4 wheelers plus other stuff we are talking closer to 12k# she has 2 -5500# axels. It's labeled as such so one does not need a cdl to pull.
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Are you planning on running 2k over trailer GVWR?
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