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Unicorn sought: Tow vehicle that will fit in a 21' long garage with 79" high door opening, payload of 1700+ lbs


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Hello.  Sorry to add another thread to the tow vehicle threads, but I want to find a vehicle that I can fit in my garage(preferably without great difficulty).  I have found that theoretically 1500 trucks can be configured as I like but I cannot find any sitting on the pavement. Tow vehicle that will fit in a 21' long garage with 79" high door opening, payload of 1700+ lbs.

I'd like to have a 4x4, 1500 truck with a payload package(would like 1700+ lbs).  Cab: smaller 5 person cab and 6.6' bed or crew cab with 5.5 bed.  I can't find any that will fit in my garage.  Gas preferred to diesel.  New or used.  Stepping up to a 2500 solves the payload problems, but they seem to all measure  longer than 20'.  Maybe a Chevy Suburban with the heavier suspension.  Your thoughts are appreciated.   

Pulling Oliver II with payloads expected to range from 1,000-1700 lbs.  Obviously a capacity of even more is better.  My  Oliver weighs about 5400-5900 lbs hitched and ready to roll. 

Larry

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Forgo the 4x4 if you want to add extra cargo capacity to a 1/2 ton pickup. The problem with this is finding what you want in a 2 wheel drive will require the unicorn to also be able to fart rainbows.

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Steve, Tali and our dog Rocky plus our beloved Storm, Maggie, Lucy and Reacher (all waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #026 | 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #050 | 2022 Silverado High Country 3500HD SRW Diesel 4x4 

 

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Do you have room to bump out the garage a few feet in back?

https://www.exteriorrenovations.com/2020/03/17/garage-renovation-bump-out/

This one is actually rather attractive with the saddle roof.

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Just for interest, I looked at Ford’s website.  It looks to me like the F-150 super cab 4X4 meets your criteria.   For the 2023 model year they are 19 ft 4 in length, and 6 ft 5 in  in height (4X4 model).  According to Ford’s website , you can order one with a maximum payload capacity “when properly configured” of 3010 lbs.  Properly configured apparently means when equipped with the Max Trailer Tow Package or Heavy-Duty Payload Package.   I might have this wrong, I am not a truck guy, but this is what I saw on their website.  

https://www.wkford.com/research/f-150-towing.htm#22Payload 

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f250 comes in various sizes from

 

The 2023 Ford Super Duty F-250 length ranges from 231.8 inches , 246 and 266.2 inches or 19.25 ft, 20.5 and 22.18 ft. with the height 78-82" . Payload will meet or exceed your needes...Fit will be very close but some configurations may meet your needs.. 

 

 

 2016 Legacy Elite II, Twin Beds, Hull #124

Tow Vehicle: 2019 Ford F250 4x4  / Short Bed / Crew Cab / 6.7 Diesel

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On 10/21/2023 at 7:18 AM, ScubaRx said:

The problem with this is finding what you want ...will require the unicorn to also be able to fart rainbows.

My chili recipe can solve that problem!

GJ

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TV:  2019 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat, 3.5L EcoBoost, Max Tow, FX-4, Rear Locker      OLLIE:  2018 OE2 Hull 342, Twin Bed.    OLLIE DYI’s:  BB LiFePO4's, Victron 712 Smart, 350 Amp Master Switch, Houghton 3400, Victron Orion DC - DC, 3000-Watt Renogy Inverter, P.D. 60-amp Converter, Frig Dual Exhaust Fans, Kitchen Drawer Straps.    TV DYI’s:  2 5/16" Anderson System, Timken Bearings, Nitto recon’s, Firestone Rear Air Bags, Bilstein 5100’s, Mud Flaps & Weather Tech all.

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On 10/21/2023 at 4:08 PM, taylor.coyote said:

The 2023 Ford Super Duty F-250 length ranges from 231.8 inches , 246 and 266.2 inches or 19.25 ft, 20.5 and 22.18 ft. with the height 78-82" . Payload will meet or exceed your needs.

There are several Tow Vehicle wagon train circles of TV's in the camp. Ours is over there with the 1/2 ton group.  Most of us 1/2 Tonners don't want or need the Big Boy 3/4 or 1 ton. 

Yes you can find some big boys dressed up as 1/2 tons.  But personally, I think for your payload, I agree with Taylor.coyote in suggesting the F-250 or larger size TV.    

GJ

TV:  2019 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat, 3.5L EcoBoost, Max Tow, FX-4, Rear Locker      OLLIE:  2018 OE2 Hull 342, Twin Bed.    OLLIE DYI’s:  BB LiFePO4's, Victron 712 Smart, 350 Amp Master Switch, Houghton 3400, Victron Orion DC - DC, 3000-Watt Renogy Inverter, P.D. 60-amp Converter, Frig Dual Exhaust Fans, Kitchen Drawer Straps.    TV DYI’s:  2 5/16" Anderson System, Timken Bearings, Nitto recon’s, Firestone Rear Air Bags, Bilstein 5100’s, Mud Flaps & Weather Tech all.

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11 hours ago, Geronimo John said:

My chili recipe can solve that problem!

GJ

I do believe I have high jacked and sidetracked this thread and I sincerely apologize.

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Steve, Tali and our dog Rocky plus our beloved Storm, Maggie, Lucy and Reacher (all waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #026 | 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #050 | 2022 Silverado High Country 3500HD SRW Diesel 4x4 

 

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