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Old 05-27-2013, 05:24 PM
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Need suggestions on how to tow my 6.0 with my 7.3

Picked up a side project a month ago. 2005 F350 4x4 Ext. Cab with a 6.0 Diesel. Doesnt run (of course). Moving my family 300 miles south at the end of this week. Figured i would have had time to get the truck running but i have been to busy. I now need to bring the 6.0 with me. Id imagine the truck full of fuel weighs somewhere around 6500. Either of my 7.3s will tow it just fine but im lost as to how to tow the truck. I have a 24 foot enclosed trailer but it can only hold cars, bikes, and cargo. Uhaul dolly width isnt enough. Uhaul auto transport weight limit is just over 5k lbs. I think im in need of an oversized dolly or an equipment trailer. Going to give Hertz a call tom. What would you all suggest???
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:27 PM
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Sounds to me like you need a good tow rope and a buddy with nothing else to do....
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I'd get an over sized dolly if you can find one and just yank the rear drive shaft.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:30 PM
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No state troopers and id try the rope hahahaha

I really hope i dont have to end up buying an equipment trailer. Has anyone ever rented heavy duty trailers from Hertz??
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:33 PM
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I just wouldn't tell uhaul/hertz what it was that you plan to haul and just haul it.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:34 PM
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Tow bars, drop the drive shaft you will be fine, I got my bars for $75 with the lights
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:36 PM
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I was thinking the same thing about telling them something different but uhaul is out of the pic because they dont offer anything that can hold the weight.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:39 PM
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351 where did you get tow bars from??? Also what is the reason for dropping the D shaft? Heard that forever and have done it but does anyone know the real reason? I thought it was because the trans isnt turning to lubricate the bearing in the tail shaft.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:48 PM
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Wouldn't just popin the tcase into neutral do about the same thing?
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:57 PM
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I would imagine putting the T case in neutral would allow you to not remove the driveshafts. On the 05 its electrical switch selection. Cant remember off the top of my head if there is an N position. Doing a little researc
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