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Old 06-01-2006
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Moving to Madison Wi. and towing everything I own.

OK on June 27th I will be driving 2000 miles from Portland Or. to Madison Wi.

I will be towing a uhaul trailer. Here are the specs on the trailer.
Capacity Empty weight: 1,800 lbs
Max load: 2,600 lbs
Maximum Gross Weight (trailer plus load): 4,400 lbs
Tow hitch required: Class 2 (3,500 lb. minimum weight-carrying rating).
Hitch ball: 1 7/8, 2 or 2 1/8, (3,500 lb. minimum)
Dimensions Inside: 11'7" x 6' x 5'5" (139" x 72" x 65") (LxWxH)
Interior Volume: up to 396 cubic feet
Door opening: 60" x 58" (WxH)
Radial tires
Automatic hydraulic surge brake
Easy towing

I have estimated the weight of all my posessions to be about 2750 lbs.

I was thinking of buying a leer canopy (about 200 lbs) to help stream line the truck and trailer, as well as be able to bring all my stuff.

What should I do to my truck before making this drive?

I have 29000 miles on it right now.

fx4 L2 Auto.
The rear axle still has the stock fluid.
The tranmission still has the stock fluid.
Brakes are still stock
Oil was changed at 24750 with royal purple and a K&N filter

The engine will have a K&N Fipk, 91 torque bama tune, and a flowmaster 50.

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.

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I have a leer topper, and it would say it weighs no more than a couple hundred pounds. I can take it off the truck myself by lifting it with my back and walking out of the truck. Not heavy at all.

This is the topper I have:
http://leer.com/caps.html#100r

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not sure about the topper etc. but u are gonna love it in wisconsin. The state with the best four seasons. Welcome to wisconsin.
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good luck with the move Kyle
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The state with the best four seasons.
wait wait! there are 4 seasons?!?!

lol
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I have a leer 100R and it weighs less than 150 lbs I would guess.
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nvm im smokin crack....

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Kyle, well I suppose this is farewell buddy. We'll hang out before the move if ya want.

I'd definately pickup a canopy. The danger ranger will DEFINATELY have no problem hauling the load. Youre lucky....you don't have to deal with that lovely french made pos inside the bellhousing.

Good luck bro, live long and prosper.
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Mad City Moving is the place to contact if you need help with moving in Madison, WI. They've been helping people move in Madison and throughout the state for over 30 years. They're established, trusted, and professional.

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I would venture to say he has already moved.
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I would venture to say he has already moved.
lol

Let's see...2,000 mile move in 7 years.


Yeah, that's probably do-able.
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Hope so....


Brandy, welcome to the site but look at the time stamp of the post in question. I don't wanna discourage new members in spite of what is going on around here. So just some advice, take it with a grain of salt.
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