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Old 03-27-2013, 04:12 PM
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You answered it, Johnny! RENT the truck you need for just two times, or even more, towing! A fantastic way to solve your worries! Me, no way would I change the gears just for that. I've towed a whole heap, best things you can have are trailer brakes and of course, load leveling hitch - heavy duty hitch that is made to tow heavy loads.
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You answered it, Johnny! RENT the truck you need for just two times, or even more, towing! A fantastic way to solve your worries! Me, no way would I change the gears just for that. I've towed a whole heap, best things you can have are trailer brakes and of course, load leveling hitch - heavy duty hitch that is made to tow heavy loads.
Yup, I did the math, and I pretty much slapped my own face for not thinking it out more clearly.

At most we'd be towing the thing 3 days a year, at most, and really only likely two days. We're keeping the boat at a marina on the trailer, where we spend 99% of our boating time. The only time we tow is our yearly vacation to Deep Creek Lake in western MD. In 10 years, at 2 rental days a year, it would cost around the same as swapping the gears, even less. Hell by then I'd probably have a new truck anyway, lol. Yup, pretty much a no-brainer, which I guess doesn't reflect well on my own brain
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I'll say it again, just tow the thing with what you have. If your worried about the weight, run it across a scales.

The gear swap you are kicking around isn't that dramatic. I once had a 72 Sattelite with a 2.73 rear end. A swap to 3.91 rear gears would have been a dramatic difference.
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