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#1191868 Tue Nov 22 2016 12:26 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
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I bought a garden shed and had planned to take it with the old truck, I figured it would weigh around 500-600 lbs, but it turns out it weighs 1300. I have had around 2300 lbs in the truck once or twice, (I didn't realize all that flooring weighed all that much till I got home and read the receipt.) but that was for a 3 or 4 mile trip, this will be 150 miles....

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How wide is the shed? It it's over 8 feet or so, you'll need a special permit to haul it. It might be wiser to use a 2-axle trailer and pull it with the truck. You'll probably have enough rear overhang to lighten up the steering and make it a little unstable for a long haul.
Jerry


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What kind of speed, roads/lanes, turns, and grades/inclines?

You will have consider the load related to up/down grades and turns/swerving - power, brakes/stopping, springs, steering considerations.


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oh, it is kit, it comes in a 4x8x about 2 foot tall package. there isn't much for grade either way. It will be freeway, I can stay in the slow lane early on a weekend which is how I usually do it with the truck. But the trailer idea kind of appeals to me. All except for the 6 volt part, there would be no trailer braking available, or lights. Maybe I will load it up and drive around the neighborhood a bit to get an idea.

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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
6 volt bulbs @ $10 and run w/o brakes. Truck should handle the trailer just fine. I would think loaded directly in the bed would as HRL suggested be a bit tail heavy with 2 foot hanging out the back. drive


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after extensive research into the cost and trouble of getting a trailer and setting up the truck to tow the trailer, I'm just going to rent a truck. Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Good plan! One mishap could cost several times a rental fee, not to mention injuries, etc.
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I hauled 1600 pounds of bagged fertilizer on a pallet 100 miles on Interstate 64 from Virginia Beach to Richmond, VA in a bone stock '52 3100 (6 volts, 216, bias ply tires), and couldn't even tell it was back there. I got 15.0 MPG loaded on the way there and 15.0 MPG on the way back empty.

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How fast were you driving between Richmond and Williamsburg, Carl?


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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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Shop Shark
it will cost $134 to rent a 12 foot box van, vs $400 for the cheapest trailer I could find that would handle the load, plus tapping into my brand new wiring harness, buying the ball, the safety chains, etc. I'll just rent a truck.


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