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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #11
 
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It seems like you're letting the tail wag the dog here. If you don't already have a flatbed, what would you spend for one capable of what you're considering, and to use just so you can show up at the ramp rigged and ready? Like gdaut says, why not just spend that time rigging and derigging at the ramps? Maybe all you need is some decent roof racks for the frame and oars and the rest can go in a vehicle.

Good luck with your decision,

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Get yourself a flatbed tow truck...

Then you could start a towing business to recoup the cost of running that truck !!!
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It seems like you're letting the tail wag the dog here. If you don't already have a flatbed, what would you spend for one capable of what you're considering, and to use just so you can show up at the ramp rigged and ready? Like gdaut says, why not just spend that time rigging and derigging at the ramps? Maybe all you need is some decent roof racks for the frame and oars and the rest can go in a vehicle.

Good luck with your decision,

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Then you could start a towing business to recoup the cost of running that truck !!!
I was thinking it could be a shuttle service truck... this one truck could take two down to the take out.
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Get yourself a flatbed tow truck...
MDT's are stupid expensive to work on, especially the post-1996 electronic engines/transmissions. If you can do your own mechanical work, they're not bad...and have a crazy big payload, big axles, good brakes, etc.

Worst thing is that most of them are geared for city use, and 19.5" (fortunately this one appears to have 22.5" tires) will beat your kidneys up.


I used to have a 1989 International uhaul box truck, converted to toyhauler use. it was great. I still miss it about once a year. I've been sorely tempted by some mid-90's Ford crewcab F800's.
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I've been sorely tempted by some mid-90's Ford crewcab F800's.
The GMC topkick is a much better choice, capacity, ground clearance, engine choices, and you can find them easily around 14k$ with 150k miles...
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Don't even have this conversation with me, you enabler!

I was thinking the F800 because they often had the 8.3l 6cta Cummins. I don't think I'd go for the 7.8l Brazilian. What engine do you like in the Topkicks? I swapped the Eaton ESO66-7d 7spd o/d trans in place of the stock Spicer direct drive 5-speed and LOVED that trans.

Capacity (engines/transmissions/axles) are largely cook-booked. MDT's are way more modular than Chevy or Ford LDT's that have a ton more proprietary stuff in them.
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You might do a cost / benefit analysis, seems that no matter how I look at it, a trailer seems the cheaper and more versatile option, your problem being where to store it.
Yep! The cost of running a beast is exactly the input I needed. I have zero experience with larger trucks. It is better to bounce this idea off a forum than spend to much time spinning my wheels.

I a stealer of ideas of people much more creative than myself. I knew there would likely be somebody out there who use this a flatbed truckasaurus.
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exactly! ahahahahaha

It seems absurd to even contemplate this scheme, but I was thinking it was worth a shot to bounce this off a this veritable wasteland of information. HA!
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this company is from around here. they occasionally show up on craigslist for sale.
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