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towing at 13,000 feet

I just wanted to brag on the 7.3 a little. I towed my 20 foot flat bed gooseneck trailer loaded with a slide in camper, 4 quads, fuel, water, ext. I towed it across trail ridge road which gets above 13000 feet. What a beast the truck was. The trans ran a bit hot, like 230 a couple times.the egts hit 1400 for a second but the meth injection brought it back down. It was never lacking any power and I was really surprised at the balls it had. So my idea to keep the trans cooler is a bigger trans cooler with a electric fan mounted to it. Any other ideas would be great. Thanks.


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More Transmission Cooler is always good (if it has a thermostat bypass to let it get up to temp).

Are you using a TransCommand or similar to shift it harder?

And, yeah, turbos + high altitude are just awesome together.
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Good Job!...
what's the most unique thing anyone has towed...
here's Towing up to 4000 ft...
Heaviest for me.

Picking up containers in Long Beach

at 60mph the trailer lifted off the ground.........LOL

Y2K....first purchased and heading out West...

pullling a truck and trailer through the sand 4WD!!!

2 tons of block

2 ft of snow

Invasive Mustard Harvesting

When trailer was new...JEEP Hauling

Hauling bikes to Ocotillo,

Tree Boxes from San Diego.

Tractor and Chicken Coop

Empty at rest, looks like a truck when stripped, took running boards off to shorten them in this pic

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