Step Van towing trailers

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by maverick5582, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. maverick5582

    maverick5582 New Member

    I have seen the big brown step vans towing trailers. How much weight can they tow? Thinking about buying a step van is why I am asking.
     
  2. Dough99

    Dough99 Member

    I don’t know
     
  3. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    For most other contractors I would assume it best to just get a regular ol truck and tow a trailer behind it, unless you frequently need into the cargo area of the first car. I don't know the limit but it's probably close to 4-6 tons.
     
  4. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Try Googling "how much weight can a step van pull?"
     
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  5. bddaddy

    bddaddy Member

    If a step van can pull weight
     
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  6. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Mag trucks -
    The MT45 medium-duty step van has a payload capacity up to 10,000 pounds, which makes this a prime solution for freight delivery, Independent Contractor routes, local transport, service delivery, parcel delivery, and food trucks.
    The MT55 offers a payload capacity of up to 19,000 pounds, making it a suitable choice for larger payload applications, like delivery and service contractor trucks.

    Also try looking up Morgan Olson (grumman olson) as another step van option.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2020
  7. maverick5582

    maverick5582 New Member

    I appreciate the input. The one thing that I need that I cannot find is the GCVWR of an MT45 with a 16 foot body. I do not need more than 9000 lbs carrying capacity. But I do need 6,000 lbs towing capacity. If The UPS step vans are doing this there has to be a GCVWR out there somewhere. I am gonna call LCD and Morgan Olson tomorrow. I thought every vehicle had a GCVWR as well as a GCWR which is always on the body.
     
  8. Boywondr

    Boywondr The truth never changes.

    3 tons of towing will be easy. The combined weight of the truck and trailer is what you need to research.
    Buy a used Frito Lay truck with a 5.9 B Cummins motor. They never pulled or moved any weight (4 lb boxes of chips) and they'll last a long, long time.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Edit
     
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  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I see what you did there
     
  11. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    You plan on moving some serious weed?
     
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  12. maverick5582

    maverick5582 New Member

    You know I have tried real hard not to give away my intentions. But yes we are looking at an 18 ft. Freightliner MT45 ex bread truck with a 5.9 P pump 12 valve Cummings to convert the back into my new home and tow my toy around in my 20 ft enclosed trailer. Problem is no one has actually done it that I can find about on line. I wanted to put a plate in the pump and bring the hp/torque up to 230 hp/605 ft.lb. of usable torque. I would have thought this would be an excellent low cost approach. I must be thinking out of the box. I want to be able to cruise around 70 on the interstate. 14,500 gross and 6000 behind should not be a problem.
     
  13. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Wear ear plugs.
     
  14. maverick5582

    maverick5582 New Member

    Thank you. I know it will take some work to insulate the drivers compartment from all that noise. But, I have a headset I can wear to listen to some tunes.
     
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    ...until you attempt to stop.
     
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  16. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You buying an Amazon route?
     
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  17. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    If so, shoot me a PM. I'll be a drop off place in my garage. Close to the I-70/75 Intersection.

    Hope this helps.
     
  18. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    Anyone else thinking they are going to see ol maverick getting strung around a tree?
     
  19. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Ask dealer that you're buying it from why are you even on this site