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stuffdeer
10-29-2006, 10:03 PM
Well, I was playing around this weekend at my cousins, and seeing the limits of my truck. Well, I've officially reached them

S-10 Towing 29 foot Camper

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0009.jpg

S-10 towing 25 foot Snow mobile trailer.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/stuffdeer/PICT0005-1.jpg

MartinsMowing
10-29-2006, 10:13 PM
hey wanna run em...i got a 87 S10

stuffdeer
10-29-2006, 10:19 PM
What size engine? 2.8? Auto or manual

MartinsMowing
10-29-2006, 10:20 PM
lol auto 5.7

stuffdeer
10-29-2006, 10:23 PM
Eh, Not anytime soon. I'll take my dad's truck up against yours.

2000 Ford F-150 5.4 Auto 7700

MartinsMowing
10-29-2006, 10:25 PM
well ur dads truck would have to run 12's to keep up, ill post some pics

dcondon
10-29-2006, 10:27 PM
This Thread is a joke. It's not safe to be pulling things like that with a S10:hammerhead:

MartinsMowing
10-29-2006, 10:29 PM
yeah really try turning or braking with that or both...yikes

DBL
10-29-2006, 10:29 PM
did you tow that camper or just hook up to it...is your truck 4x4

stuffdeer
10-29-2006, 10:29 PM
This Thread is a joke. It's not safe to be pulling things like that with a S10:hammerhead:

Yes...Indeed it is a joke. I'd never be stupid enough to pull the down the road. All I did was move it over so I could back the Snow mobile trailer next to it.

stuffdeer
10-29-2006, 10:30 PM
did you tow that camper or just hook up to it...is your truck 4x4


If you considor 25 ft towing, then Yes, I towed it.

No 4x4...only A rear 4.10 axle

MartinsMowing
10-29-2006, 10:31 PM
Heres my baby

DBL
10-29-2006, 10:32 PM
If you considor 25 ft towing, then Yes, I towed it.

No 4x4...only A rear 4.10 axle

howd it feel moving it that far was it really heavy

stuffdeer
10-29-2006, 10:44 PM
Acually, I was surprised myself. You see it is in gravel, so I thought it was just gonna sit and spin. My uncle has a F-150 4x4, so I thought he was gonna have to move it, but nope. You should of seen the look on many peoples faces when it moved forward!

Yes, It took a min, but it moved.

DBL
10-29-2006, 10:50 PM
yeah i thought you would say you spun them but good deal moving that thing

mcwlandscaping
10-29-2006, 10:53 PM
Heres my baby
that thing kicks ass! MORE PICS OF THAT TRUCK!!

Prestige-Lawncare
10-29-2006, 11:40 PM
That's why I like my '05 F-350 Powerstroke! 35½' - 10,400 Dry weight. Pulls like a dream!

:weightlifter:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n108/DW3555/102_1219.jpg

stuffdeer
10-30-2006, 07:23 AM
Just one of these days...Just one, I will own one like that!

ED'S LAWNCARE
10-30-2006, 12:24 PM
My Gator can pull it down the drive, that don't mean I could tow it.

J&R Landscaping
10-30-2006, 01:36 PM
Big difference between moving somethign 50' and towing it down the road!

DodgeTruckMan731
10-30-2006, 03:48 PM
Big difference between moving somethign 50' and towing it down the road!

Ill 2nd that

stuffdeer
10-30-2006, 04:12 PM
Wow, Thats why I said If you considor towing moving it 25', I towed it...

I don't.

I thought it looked cool. So I'm sorry for even trying it.

FearThisDeere
10-30-2006, 07:26 PM
Looks like it held the weight of the travel trailer really well.

A.D Services
10-31-2006, 09:48 PM
s10's are awsome i have a 94 with the 4.3 5speed and it is awsome wouldnt tow anthing that heavy but thats why you buy a silverado they are better than ford. hey stuffdeer you said you wanted a ford? why you own a chevy which imo they are more superior to ford. one time on the s10 forum i saw a guy he had a s10 but he swapped a cummins diesel in it and also put an allison tranny in it.:weightlifter:

PerennialSuccess
10-31-2006, 11:14 PM
The Hands Down best "Small Truck" out there is Gale Bank's Sidewinder Dakota. That thing is insane.

Idealtim
11-01-2006, 06:11 PM
I have a 1.8 95 ranger. I once pulled a 6x10 dump trailer with it-loaded! Never try that again. I've been meaning to take some pics of my new to me truck(95 F-250 3spd auto 5.8 with the heavy 4.10). I can't wait to plow with it.

Idealtim
11-01-2006, 06:15 PM
stuffdeer- I can't believe you havent upgraded your pic in your sig to include your wb yet.

ALarsh
11-01-2006, 06:26 PM
stuffdeer- I can't believe you havent upgraded your pic in your sig to include your wb yet.
not an issue... it's in there. :waving: :laugh: *trucewhiteflag*

A.D Services
11-01-2006, 07:30 PM
i definitly would not want to do that because my truck has 230,000 miles and a going bad clutch

MartinsMowing
11-01-2006, 09:26 PM
ad,...a clutch is easy to replace, just did one at my shop. man i would keep that truck just to see how many miles you could get out of it!

stuffdeer
11-01-2006, 09:59 PM
The newer body styles 2.2 engine is known to go 300,000 plus with no issues. I have only 38k on mine.

Its been way to cold here to take pictures!

MartinsMowing
11-01-2006, 10:06 PM
wow...thats good to know

ALarsh
11-02-2006, 12:26 AM
Man I have to give you some credit Mike. Everybody gives you a hard time when posting... its all good don't worry about it. :waving:

A.D Services
11-03-2006, 08:57 PM
what!!!!!!!!! you pulled that trailer with the 2.2L motor i thought you had the 4.3 in there. i love my truck i was thinking the same thing i wnat too see haw amny miles i can rack up on that. and it even has the original clutch. hey stuff deere is yours a manual transmition

mike lane lawn care
11-06-2006, 11:47 PM
wow, that's impressive, i know my astro could tow it down the road provided that it has trailer brakes, but i have the 4.3 v6 and air shocks. But i never would have thought that the 2.2 could move that trailer even a few feet. although i doubt leaving it hooked up for a while would have been a good idea as it looks like you are saging quite a bit.

stuffdeer
11-07-2006, 08:47 AM
wow, that's impressive, i know my astro could tow it down the road provided that it has trailer brakes, but i have the 4.3 v6 and air shocks. But i never would have thought that the 2.2 could move that trailer even a few feet. although i doubt leaving it hooked up for a while would have been a good idea as it looks like you are saging quite a bit.

No, At most I'm Sagging one inch.

If you look, The truck is on a slight hill, making the back end look lower then it acually was.

Rons Rightway Lawncare
11-07-2006, 11:03 AM
There is a lawn service near me that uses a truck that I have always wanted for work. It is a late 1980's or very early 1990's Toyota pickup, but with a longer frame and dually rear wheels and a drive on bed simular to the landscaper body on my new Isuzu NPR. It is big enough for a rider and a walkbehind and the small stuff like blower and weedeaters, small enough to manuver easily and great on gas I bet. Bigger is not always needed....

I had a 1996 GMC full size extended cab with a 4.3 V-6 and towed a 6000 pound when loaded landscape trailer for 2 years with it, never had a problem. And I had a Astro van with the same engine and it too could tow a heavy load no problems.

A.D Services
11-09-2006, 11:07 AM
i heard that people who had the siverados with the 4.3s were underpowered. yea i used to have an astro but i had to have a truck because it stank too much because i didnt have any rooom on my trailer for the trimmers and the gas and bags of grass

scagwildcat
11-10-2006, 07:43 PM
im not impressed, my cub cadet 102 garden tractor will pull that camper, but just like your truck, WILL IT STOP? i would never go down the rd like that! some one can get killed !

Rons Rightway Lawncare
11-10-2006, 08:38 PM
i heard that people who had the siverados with the 4.3s were underpowered. yea i used to have an astro but i had to have a truck because it stank too much because i didnt have any rooom on my trailer for the trimmers and the gas and bags of grass

I can assure you, it was NOT underpowered. Would it pull the trailer as effortless as the same truck with a 454 V8 in it...? NO... But it had no problems pulling the trailer.

The problem it DID have was poor gas milage. The truck was lucky to get 10 mpg pulling that trailer, where as I know I could have gotten 11-12 mpg with a bigger V-8 working less hard.

ElephantNest
11-11-2006, 09:42 AM
I can pull my 7500 lb. travel trailer with my MOTORCYCLE. No problem. Stopping it? Controlling it? Having my family and the families around me safe? Hey, you can't have everything.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/EleNest/camper1.jpg

FearThisDeere
11-11-2006, 06:29 PM
im not impressed, my cub cadet 102 garden tractor will pull that camper, but just like your truck, WILL IT STOP? i would never go down the rd like that! some one can get killed !
I'd like to see that. I highly doubt that a Cub 102 could pull that. you drop the trailer on the hitch and the front wheels of the tractor will be off the ground.

RedMax Man
11-11-2006, 06:53 PM
some of you guys are a little crazy... got a little to much time on your hands.:laugh: :laugh:

mike lane lawn care
11-11-2006, 08:07 PM
I'd like to see that. I highly doubt that a Cub 102 could pull that. you drop the trailer on the hitch and the front wheels of the tractor will be off the ground.
I used a belt driven 20HP v-twin yard machines tractor to haul 1500lbs worth of topsoil at a time, and i even used it to pull a v-6 hyundai Santa Fe up an incline because the battery was dead and it was n a weird spot. it pulled it fine, with minimal wheel slippage. man, that was a fun tractor, the tranny was always a bit screwed up and it must have done 18-20 MPH in 7th gear, that was a fun machine, especialy going down the back trails slippin' and sliddin' all over the place. cut was OK, but it was used as more of a toy/hauler/winter fun tractor.

mountianview
01-06-2007, 11:30 PM
93 s 10 4.3 engine 4 wd best engine chevy ever bilt best 700$ I ever spent well the ram 50 I paid 600$ for got rearended got 1200$ tailgate still worked also ran forever nothing but gas oil