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Old 09-10-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Your tow package

I am in the process of converting my e46 to run in NASA PTE class--considering start a build thread (anyone need Turner control arms or an AA S/C?). I am curious as to what other people are using as their tow package. What type of trailer (open/closed) and tow vehicle (RV, Truck, SUV). Let's see some tow pictures!

Also...for the guys that don't have an RV, what do you do for car/tool security at the track?
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: Your tow package

I'm not hardcore where I do more then a day.

F250 diesel, h&h hydraulic tilt 10k

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Old 09-11-2013, 05:54 AM   #3
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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I have a 22 foot enclosed trailer (nice when it's raining or too hot) and tow with a diesel rented from Enterprise Commercial Trucks. Much less costly for the 6-8 tows per year then buying, insuring and maintaining a new diesel. Enterprise has new Ford F250, GM/Chevy 2500 or Dodge 2500 diesels, all equipped with hitche and brake controller.

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Old 09-11-2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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I like that trailer. Looks like it makes loading/unloading the car really easy. I am considering a Chevy Avalanche as a tow vehicle. Good tow capacity rating. Plenty of people/storage space. I am also considering an open trailer with a big storage box in the front.


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I have a 22 foot enclosed trailer (nice when it's raining or too hot) and tow with a diesel rented from Enterprise Commercial Trucks. Much less costly for the 6-8 tows per year then buying, insuring and maintaining a new diesel. Enterprise has new Ford F250, GM/Chevy 2500 or Dodge 2500 diesels, all equipped with hitche and brake controller.

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This is new to me. I wasn't even aware Enterprise rented such vehicles. Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
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LOL, that's about as intense as my towing gets.

Hard to see but that's my old 2006 mustang v6 vert towing my 06 busa back from a charity car show in 2010.

Wish I could afford a big sexy truck to haul all my crap from station to station.

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I like that trailer. Looks like it makes loading/unloading the car really easy. I am considering a Chevy Avalanche as a tow vehicle. Good tow capacity rating. Plenty of people/storage space. I am also considering an open trailer with a big storage box in the front.
Make sure it is a 2500 avalanche. The 1500 avalanches up to 2009 had the 4L60E transmission which is not a reliable transmission when used for towing. The 2500 trucks had the 4L80/85E which is a really stout transmission of a completely different design.

In general, avoid the older GM 1500 series trucks. Not a good towing platform.
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I load up the tools and wheels/tires and just drive to the track. Most NASA members are great people, you dont have to worry about your things getting stolen.
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Make sure it is a 2500 avalanche. The 1500 avalanches up to 2009 had the 4L60E transmission which is not a reliable transmission when used for towing. The 2500 trucks had the 4L80/85E which is a really stout transmission of a completely different design.

In general, avoid the older GM 1500 series trucks. Not a good towing platform.
Did not know this. Thanks for the info.

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I load up the tools and wheels/tires and just drive to the track. Most NASA members are great people, you dont have to worry about your things getting stolen.
I certainly won't be able to do this. You run TTD in NASA?
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #10
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I certainly won't be able to do this. You run TTD in NASA?
A enclosed trailer would be nice and give you peace of mind, having everything is locked away.

Yeah, I started doing TTD this year but Im planning on going down to TTE for next year.
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That look cool. More info about the car?
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