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Old 08-27-2017, 09:10 AM   #1
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What is the longest enclosed trailer I can pull with a 6.0 four window skoolie?

Also what is the gross weight of the trailer I can pull.

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Old 08-27-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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Googled it for you


looks about 4500 lbs and don't go longer than 50 feet on your trailer.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:32 AM   #3
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Googled it..that's the antisocial option. Mine worked better and I am so much happier to know someone is out here in skoolie land listening to my questions.Thank you

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Old 08-27-2017, 09:45 AM   #4
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Googled it..that's the antisocial option. Mine worked better and I am so much happier to know someone is out here in skoolie land listening to my questions.Thank you
Whatever you decide, just don't buy that Ford 6.0L diesel. Bad mojo.

What do you want to tow...that is so long....with a short van?
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:53 AM   #5
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Sorry. Not a Ford. I bought a GMC four window already completed skoolie. Just have brought it home. Need to buy a enclosed trailer in addition. Just didn't know the size I can buy.
Only diesel engine I'd buy is a Detroit,cummins or cat. And that would be for something much larger than this. But thank you so much for your help.

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Old 08-27-2017, 09:57 AM   #6
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Sorry. Not a Ford. I bought a GMC four window already completed skoolie. Just have brought it home. Need to buy a enclosed trailer in addition. Just didn't know the size I can buy.
Only diesel engine I'd buy is a Detroit,cummins or cat. And that would be for something much larger than this. But thank you so much for your help.

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I am setting up a mobile dog grooming trailer with an area large enough after the utilities,the shop I can have a lounge with a big TV and some comfy seating while the clients wait for their dogs. Plus it's my personal den because my skoolie is not roomie enough for company. I am getting a vnose trailer with a ramp door at the back. The lounge will be open during the day so the clients can enjoy the view.

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Old 08-27-2017, 07:03 PM   #7
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I just bought a bigger diesel powered skoolie now I can pull that 50 foot trailer(but I won't).

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Old 08-27-2017, 11:34 PM   #8
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here is my friend Jim, moving last year.



not sure how long the trail is but its long.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:24 AM   #9
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Exactly what I have in mind except my skoolie is 36 feet with a DT466. Thank you for sharing the picture.

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Old 08-28-2017, 02:18 PM   #10
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I am setting up a mobile dog grooming trailer with an area large enough after the utilities,the shop I can have a lounge with a big TV and some comfy seating while the clients wait for their dogs. Plus it's my personal den because my skoolie is not roomie enough for company. I am getting a vnose trailer with a ramp door at the back. The lounge will be open during the day so the clients can enjoy the view.

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Very clever. Maybe have a Manicurist to do pet owner's nails while they wait. Or a bar...

Will you be able to maneuver such a big rig at custy's house?
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:38 PM   #11
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I drove two million miles accident free in a semi. I can with great confidence say there isn't anyplace I can't put a rig. I also have super good eye for knowing where I can and cannot go. (Example: McDonald's drive thru,etc)The bar idea is awesome!


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Old 08-28-2017, 02:57 PM   #12
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I can with great confidence say there isn't anyplace I can't put a rig.
Not questioning your driving, just where I live it's tough to get something that sized around and backed into a customer driveway: narrow streets, mailboxes, cul-de-sacs, etc.

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It would be great billboard to advertise. Probably need a Weight Distributing Hitch.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:07 PM   #13
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I was thinking the same about the hitch.Not once did I think you were questioning my skill.But honestly I probably won't do much driving into residential neighborhoods with this beast.
Thinking more along the lines of grooming for other nomads at gatherings and also maybe setting up in little towns along my route without groomering shops.Also seeing about running dog baths at local shelters to get donations for shelters.And making arrangements with shelters to volunteer my services to get dogs ready for adoption.When I get my rig up I will just start throwing my idea out there and seeing where it takes me. I am a full time nomad with no overhead except bus fuel.

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Old 08-28-2017, 03:10 PM   #14
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I only needed it that long to haul a car but the more I think about it the less likely I will get a car.If I want to explore anyplace I can't take the rig I will Uber my way around.

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Old 08-28-2017, 03:11 PM   #15
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wow.. in ma ny of the cities i drive my bus, I wouldnt want to try and swing a trailer with a hitch mount on a 35 foot bus.. I guess you do have the advantage of the extra overhang on the back of the bus which helps your ability to maneuver the trailer .. but is the effective wheel-base radius shorter on the bus than on the trailer? (taking into account trailer wheel to hitch and the bus including the overhang advantage).. thats where you enjoy it in a Big-rig is that tractor is so much shorter than your trailer.. and then when you need a trailer to be shorter you can slide the wheels forward on the trailer.. (at least i see the flat-bedders do this to back in tight spaces).

but think about customers that live in apartments... esp in city suburbs. where the complexes are quite large but have narrow turns.. around here the schools send the shorties back in those. if they are ig enough to need more than one stop..
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:51 PM   #16
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That's not me Christopher. It was a question I posed when I was trying to decide if I should get a shorty or a larger bus.I went with a 35 foot bus and probably just going with s 30 foot trailer. That was a buddy if one of the guys that replied. I am not sure how large the trailer will be but honestly I can go the rest of my life not driving in any city.20 years over the road semi driver.Just looking to explore the west and groom some dogs along the way. But thank you for the reply. Very good information.

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Old 08-29-2017, 10:47 AM   #17
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Don't exceed 20.000 lbs on the rear axle if your running 22.5 or 24.5 tires


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Old 08-29-2017, 10:50 AM   #18
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Get a 35 ft bus for your shop remove engine from current bus have it converted to ball mount or hose neck tow the house the towing bus will be super lightweight easily tow


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Old 08-29-2017, 10:59 AM   #19
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Get a 35 ft bus for your shop remove engine from current bus have it converted to ball mount or hose neck tow the house the towing bus will be super lightweight easily tow


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Old 08-29-2017, 11:12 AM   #20
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I gotta tell you that is too cool! Now my brain may explode with all these ideas.

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