G506 weight and length help

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G506 weight and length help

Post by bantamtrailer » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:52 pm

Im about to have a g506 shipped to me it does not have the bed and is not currently a dually any way anybody could give me an approximate weight and width.

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Re: G506 weight and length help

Post by forestry4evr » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:37 am

This is just a SWAG, but relatively close... The weight as described should not be over 6000 lbs. The length is approximately the same as a extended cab long bed pickup. The height is the biggest issue if you are arranging for a car carrier type transport. If you need a more accurate measurement, I can pull a tape on one of my Chevys.

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Re: G506 weight and length help

Post by retro-roco » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:15 am

Height with cab and slightly oversized tires (8.25 instead of 7.50) is about 7'-4" Most residential garage doors are only 7' tall. ask me how I know... :roll:
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Re: G506 weight and length help

Post by bantamtrailer » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:08 am

Hey guys thanks so much for the help, the main thing was the person picking it up has a trailer 81" wide (6ft 9inches) and a weight limit of 7,500 lbs, and I wanted to make sure we would be good to go.

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Re: G506 weight and length help

Post by waayfast » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:26 am

Hi, Welcome to the maddness!

I looked up Wikipedia-- seems it says like it said 8212lbs empty- sounds a bit heavy-maybe that is the winch equipped model.

I just measured my non winch truck. Wheelbase 146"
Bumper to bumper(ettes) 222"
Width Outside of rear duals 86"

I hauled this one home from Missoula MT on my 16' deckover trailer behind my 85 Chevy single wheel 1 ton crewcab. Up and over Lolo summit, down the Locsa River to Kooskia, ID , out of the Clearwater River up Harpster grade to Grangeville ID (6 miles @ 7% grade), down Whitebird Hill (7 miles @ 7% grade), up the Main Salmon River to Riggins ID then up the little Salmon to New Meadows then up Goose creek and back home at McCall @ 5000' elev.


Over and back in the same day ( well, it did dribble over into the next day--got home at 4am.)

It's not just the toys--it also the adventures getting the toys. :D Congrats and please post pics!
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Re: G506 weight and length help

Post by waayfast » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:01 am

If the outside duals are removed the tire width looks to be 66". The end of the axle at the bottom, measured from the ground is about 14". (my tires are low) End to end the axle is 74"
Be sure to get a small cargo strap and cinch down the hood so it does not blow open at speed. I forgot to do that on my trip----I got VERY lucky-- it stayed latched down for the whole trip. Don't take the chance of causing yourself a LOT of extra needless work.

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Re: G506 weight and length help

Post by bantamtrailer » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:15 pm

Hey Thanks guys for all your help will post pics soon the truck will be here Saturday.

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