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BJ-42 with a trailer

Discussion in 'Diesel Tech / 24 volts' started by landcrusher81, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. landcrusher81

    landcrusher81

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    just wondering if anybody has any experience pulling a trailer with a 3B and a 4 speed.
    I am thinking about pulling my boat with the bj42.
    Trailer weighs approx 2000lbs
     
  2. Island Moose

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    Put the LC on the trailer and pull with the boat, you will go faster....seriously...there was a good thread on this, do a search for "trailer" in the Int'l section only.
     
  3. silvercrusher

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    I pull my tractor around with my 60 w/5speed. The beast doesn't even know the 4000lbs is behind it and thats just the tractor weight not the trailer . 2000lbs is nothing you will be fine. I am on the illegal side but you have to break some rules........right.
     
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    I used mine last summer with no problems, the 3b has enough torque to pull at city speeds, but slows down a bit on hills on the highway. you should have no problems
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  6. Mud_Guppie

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    I heard a rumour of a diesel cruiser pulling a 25ish foot camping/RV style trailer (not a tent trailer) on the highway one year. Turns out it's a customer's Cruiser. He said it was a slower on the hills then normal but it was okay
    His specs on the BJ40 are as follows (don't laugh, I'm serious)
    tired, oil burning B enigne
    4 speed
    4.11's
    35" BFG muds
    10" rims
    and one of our SOA kits
    I thought this BJ40 was slow to begin with!
    He also tows a large boat/trailer with it as well.
     
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    A few years ago my wife and I put all of our worldly possesions, dog included, in our worn out, crusty, Ontarioland 81 BJ60 and pulled a 14ft Wells Cargo heavily laden. We travelled all across this vast country and settled out on the West Coast. The Cruiser did just fine- no problems. Ok, a couple of problems, but nothing related to pulling a heavy trailer. Oh, and it climbed the hills fine- it just did it slowly.
     
  8. lshobie

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    I used to pull my snowmobile trailer with my 84 bj60 with 5 speed. It was a wide heavy trailer with 2 big sleds on it. I could get it in 5th going down hill but thats it, most of the time it ws in 4th gear. A real dog.

    Regards
     
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    ohh my god, I don't know where all the s*** started with 3B's no being able to tow things. I think you are trippin however thinks that, I towed a jeep in park in 2hi and I poped the clutch like an idiot and didn't even give it gas. She acted like nothin was behind her.

    lol
     
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    Of course there is lots of low end torque, but not good at highways speeds in my opinion.
     
  11. silvercrusher

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    Its a cruiser man get a hemi if you wanna fly