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    What Do You Haul In Your Garage

    I was wondering what everyone hauls in their garage. I haul 2 golf carts and a couple of bikes.
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    I was thinking about starting this thread just the other day!!!! Currently I haven't hauled anything but the contents of my old fifth wheel in my garage, but i plan to haul a 2006 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic and a Honda Shadow Aero in my garage. I did scale my set up this weekend on the way home and the weights are as follows...Front Axle: 4,600lbs, Rear Axle: 7,940lbs, Trailer Axles: 13,440lbs, Total GCW:25,980lbs. That was with a 1/2 tank of fuel in the truck, full fresh water, 1/2 tank of gas in the generator tank, and all of my stuff except the motorcycles...should work out about perfect.

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    1 cart for now. Working on 2nd
    Barely fits between seat braces.

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    Shamu, is that an EZGO TXT? Mine are the EZGO RXV models, that are around 48 inches wide, I did have a TXT and it would not fit 2, (the TXT with the RXV). Now looking into it, Yamaha has a model and the Club Car Precedent are narrow enough to go side by side also, I just like the RXV's, 48 volt AC, 22.5 mph, and batteries last all weekend, as long as I'm not always in the pedal!! I really enjoy the parking brake of the RXV's, there is no way that they will move unless the switch is in tow mode, and the key is on, so the kids can play on them and they won't roll around.
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    Mine is a Yamaha G-16
    I acquired a TXT this winter, some assembly required.
    It is a true basket case (more like basket's)
    Next winter I have a guy that wants to paint both carts and air brush the Momentum badge on them

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    I went over the scales today, full of fuel, 2 dogs and the wife, 1/4 tank fuel in fuel station, just got back from camping so it was still loaded (besides a little food) and the 2 golf carts in the garage. Front axle:4280, rear axle: 7540, trailer axles: 15740, total: 27560. You sure know it is back there!! I think an automatic is in my future.
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    Mike,
    I notice you have a 2005 Dodge Dually and a GCW of 25,980lbs. I am not throwing darts but looking for knowledge. Isn't your GCW over your allowable GCWR?
    I have a 2007 Dodge Dually, 6.7L, Auto 6-speed, 3.73 axle ratio and the towing guides list mine at GCWR of 21,000lbs. I am looking to replace my 2011 Raptor Toyhauler and would luv to get a GD 380 or 385 but when I look at the weights, especially the dry weight, they exceed my 21,000 GCWR. Maybe you have a 4.1 axle ratio that gets you 23,000lbs. Again, I am just looking for education on this so I can make an infomed decision. Anything you can help with on this is appreciative.
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    Sam Gallagher

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    Sam,

    You are correct, as my truck was built with 3.73's, I am over the GCW...however I have changed the ring and pinion to 4.56's, added air bags as well, and have an exhaust brake for slowing it down. Those weights were without the two motorcycles, which will add about another 1,500 pounds to put me somewhere around 27,500 (I plan on scaling again this weekend). My truck tows fine and more importantly stops fine, and I am 100% confident going up and down the road (former over the road driver). The two big differences between our trucks is you have the 6.7, I have the 5.9, you have the automatic, I have the 6 speed manual (NV5600). The only other issue, is the legality should there be an accident. I am aware of any ramifications of MY actions, nothing is unsafe, axles, tires, suspension, and frame are all rated for the load they are being subjected to. The number is the number, and as manufactured it is 21,000, as it sits, your guess is as good as mine, but In my very eperienced opinion, my set up is good. YMMV

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    Mike,
    Tks for your reply. When you say you changed the ring and pinion to 4.56 I assume you changed your rear axle from 3.73 to 4.56, which is giving you more torque...towing capacity.
    I got a quote from our locar Dodge Dealer to change my rear axle from 3.73 to 4.1 and came in at $2,737. This would increase my towing by 2,000lbs. Cheaper than a new truck but does not seem like a wothwhile trade off.
    I added airbags mainly to assist with the conditions of our highways and not because the dually is sagging.
    Do you know when you change your axle does anything else mechanically on the truck need to be upgraded?
    I am not sure what to do. Most of the new 5th wheel toyhaulers are heavier than what I should be pulling.
    Sam

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    Sam,

    With the automatic you have, I am not sure what the final drive ratio would be to go with anything above 4.10. However, that price of $2,737 seems way high to me. A transmission shop should be able to do it for way cheaper. My swap was $1,200.00 (2WD), admittedly that is an exremely good price parts were $900 (my cousin works at the shop). No further changes were required on my truck with the upgrade to 4.56. Would I do it with your truck + 4.10's yes. I would add an exhaust brake, a transmission temperature gauge, run it. I scaled my truck again this weekend, with my bukes in it, to make sure that I am not overloading any axles, and in fact the weight on the truck improved with the motorcycles in the trailer. Front Axle: 4,220lbs; Rear Axle: 7,640lbs; Trailer Axles: 15,380lbs; Gross: 27,240. I am comfortable with this set up.

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    Mike and Mary Beth, Hopatcong, NJ
    2015 Momentum 385th with MorRyde Independent Suspension and Disc Brakes
    2014 Dodge Dually
    2014 Harley Ultra Limited (Big Mike's)
    2015 Indian Chieftain (Mary Beth's)


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