Rot Box’s Superduty

Rot Box

Diesel and Dust
Location
Smithfield Utah
Tinky and I went for a drive today. Nothing special just nice to get out of the house for a bit. We went up the Oneida Narrows to the reservoir in southern Idaho. Didn’t do any fishing although there were a handful of people out on the reservoir.

She fired to life unassisted no stress with the temp at 10 degrees this morning. Happy with all the work I’ve done to it paying off. Glad the injector cups are holding strong it’s a gamble whether or not doing those will work or not—lots of room for error. I still feel this truck has been needy in the time I’ve owned it maybe it’s just a Ford thing but I’m always wondering ‘what’s next’ haha.

That said she fits my needs perfectly.

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Tacoma

Et incurventur ante non
Location
far enough away
Oneida Narrows?? I grew up in Oneida NY, the original Oneida... it's wild to see the others, spreading westward with Mormons and homesteaders.

Looks a little cold!
 

Rot Box

Diesel and Dust
Location
Smithfield Utah
Still rockin Tinky Winky! Really thinking I’d like some bigger tires. 35-37’s would work pretty sweet I think. Wonder how much I’d need to lift it though? And probably need different rims I’d bet. I’ll have to look into it.

Took the kids for an afternoon up Povidence canyon. The ol’ diesel just chugs along nicely on the rocky trail.

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Rot Box

Diesel and Dust
Location
Smithfield Utah
She definitely sits level now and I like it. I was worried about it squatting when I pull my camp trailer but I don’t think that’s gonna happen—it’s pretty light and I have airbags so we’re good I think.

Next up is a mirror upgrade. My mirrors are broken and they suck…. Stay tuned!


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Rot Box

Diesel and Dust
Location
Smithfield Utah
Oh man now I’ve done it! Found a 2006 Eclipse toy hauler in very very good shape. At 7200 lbs dry I really hope I’m not overloading Tinky 😳. She turned into a fire breathing monster with this ol’ girl behind her—the turbo was tearing it up lol!

My max tow rating is 10k lbs so I think I’m good. Do you guys recommend a stabilizer hitch? I have air bags with an onboard compressor so that helps.

I’ve been anti camp trailer my whole life but with kids, a very old dog and a wife that wants a flushy toilet lol etc I figured I’d try it out. I have a four wheeler and some dirt bikes so the toy hauler was a must. At 26’ plus a long ass truck I’m limited as to where I can go but I think for trips to the badlands or the dunes it’ll be nice to have.

Sleeps an army there’s beds everywhere! Onboard generator, fuel tank, ac, blah blah. With gas prices so sweet I figured why not 😣


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haulinshine

Active Member
Oh man now I’ve done it! Found a 2006 Eclipse toy hauler in very very good shape. At 7200 lbs dry I really hope I’m not overloading Tinky 😳. She turned into a fire breathing monster with this ol’ girl behind her—the turbo was tearing it up lol!

My max tow rating is 10k lbs so I think I’m good. Do you guys recommend a stabilizer hitch? I have air bags with an onboard compressor so that helps.

I’ve been anti camp trailer my whole life but with kids, a very old dog and a wife that wants a flushy toilet lol etc I figured I’d try it out. I have a four wheeler and some dirt bikes so the toy hauler was a must. At 26’ plus a long ass truck I’m limited as to where I can go but I think for trips to the badlands or the dunes it’ll be nice to have.
Personally I recommend the use a weight distribution hitch on anything over 75% of the tow vehicles weight. The airbags will help but if you put the toys in the trailer and catch some wind the tail will be wagging the dog without the distribution hitch and that gets pretty scary. Realistically you won't be overloading the truck due to the designed safety factor. The engine and trans(4r100) will handle the weight without complaint the rear axle and springs are likely your weak link but it would be a good idea to look at what the hitch is rated for carry vs dist. I would guess the hitch is rated around 7000 weight carrying.

If you don't already have one I would advise a pyrometer at the turbo and trans temp sensor, if you are feeling froggy you can put a sensor in the rear diff to make sure that doesn't get too hot. Keep that dinosaur of an engine under 1200°F and you should be fine and don't turn it off until the turbo has had a chance to cool or you can crack the housing and need to replace it.
 

Rot Box

Diesel and Dust
Location
Smithfield Utah
Thanks haulinshine. I meant weight distribution hitch but said stabilizer for some reason haha. Any brand better than another? I see some have chains and others don’t not sure what’s better..

Truck is a manual so that’s nice for pulling and I do have a pyrometer with probe in the exhaust manifold (pre turbo) to keep a close eye on things. 4” exhaust and intake with a big ol’ filter but no chip or any power adders.

I need to look at my receiver and see exactly what it’s rated for. Good thinking. I’m pretty sure it’s aftermarket so that could be good or bad I suppose.
 

Rot Box

Diesel and Dust
Location
Smithfield Utah
Thanks fellas! I’m looking at the Equalizer and there’s a few options for weight rating… think I should go with the 10k or 12k or other? I figure bigger is better in this case right 🤔

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Looking at my receiver I can’t see any weight ratings on it anywhere and it’s pretty rusty. Poking around online I kinda like the thought of the Super Hitch with dual receivers. They’re very heavy duty and a class 5 so I think that would be a smart move?

Thanks again
 

haulinshine

Active Member
Thanks haulinshine. I meant weight distribution hitch but said stabilizer for some reason haha. Any brand better than another? I see some have chains and others don’t not sure what’s better..

Truck is a manual so that’s nice for pulling and I do have a pyrometer with probe in the exhaust manifold (pre turbo) to keep a close eye on things. 4” exhaust and intake with a big ol’ filter but no chip or any power adders.

I need to look at my receiver and see exactly what it’s rated for. Good thinking. I’m pretty sure it’s aftermarket so that could be good or bad I suppose.
No problem, I knew what you meant I've heard them called a lot of different names. The manual is rated to 26k gross so you should be pretty good there. With GVW on that trailer being 11k I would get the 12k hitch and yes equalizer is one of the best out there!
 
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