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Towing From Nj to FL 4x4 RC 2.7 1100 miles

Discussion in 'Towing' started by TwzteD, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Jun 22, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    TwzteD

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    Hey guys, im going to be moving from NJ to Florida next month, i bought a 6x10 utility trailer, she weighs around 600lbs empty, im going to be putting my tool box about 300lbs a steel cabinet around 100lbs and a few small things on the first trip, i have 265/70/17 heavy ass tires and i was wondering if i should be ok without my trans over heating without an external trans cooler ( i have a auto )? ill be towing maby around 1200 lbs, i have a scanguage 2 so i will be watching the temps closely, what temp is getting too hot?
     
  2. Jun 23, 2013 at 4:14 AM
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    Anyone have any words of advice?
     
  3. Jun 23, 2013 at 4:19 AM
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    1200 pounds is nothing, you'll be okay.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    X2, you'll be fine.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:50 AM
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    Have fun going over the mountains on your way!! But you should b fine!
     
  8. Jun 23, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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    Yeah, shouldn't be any problem. Just do a good check every time you stop; check hitch connection, chains, wiring, tires etc.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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    After Virginia there is no mountains or any steep grades on 95, just a simple straight flat shot. Not even a bridge till he hits Florida
     
  10. Jun 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    yea i made the trip plenty of times, only a few hills im concerned about, now since i will be towing a trailer am i required to stop at the weigh stations or is that only for big trucks?
     
  11. Jun 23, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    Commercial only, so no.
     
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    only semi trucks or large trucks, you're ok
     
  13. Jun 23, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    ok thanks everyone
     
  14. Jun 24, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    Kyle, what part of Florida? Also, what size tires did you have prior to those Grabbers? Thanks.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    Put a trans cooler on it cheap insurance won't hurt a thing and may help you in the long run.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Bought a house in port saint Lucie 34983 :) I have 265-70-17 load range E super heavy at 58lbs per tire, came stock with 245-75-16


    Im going to put a trans cooler in i just ordered one, but i need to figure out what line is inlet or outlet. anyone know on the 2.7?
     
  17. Jul 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    Ahhh, nice. I am in Pensacola, FL.

    I like that setup you have. Are you at 1.75 in the front?
     
  18. Jul 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    nice, port st lucie.

    used to live there a few years back, lived off of bayshore blvd.

    i come down there about twice a year on my way to miami to see old friends etc
     
  19. Jul 14, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    Kyle, hey man .... Do you have anymore photos of your RC when you had the 245/74 Duratracs? If so, mind posting them? I ran across one photo in the RC thread and liked that set up. Thanks.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    really thats right where i moved! off crosstown pky!
     
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