First Tow - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-18-2007, 02:34 PM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: long Beach, ca
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to klookybrown
First Tow

Hey, guys...

Picked up my '99 CC 4x4 F250 about a month ago (****, here comes the first payment ). I'm going to do my first ever tow with it. I'll be towing a small box trailer (for a couple quads) and maybe some bikes in the bed. I realize that ain't much for this truck but as it's my first tow is there anything to watch out for?
What rpm's to keep it at/under/over temps etc... I'll be doing medium sized hills as well.

Thanks!

Will
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-18-2007, 02:45 PM
Thats Mr. Oil Leak.....

 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cypress / Houston
Posts: 9,529
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to MrJohnWayne Send a message via MSN to MrJohnWayne Send a message via Yahoo to MrJohnWayne
The only temps you should be worried about are trans and exhaust. If you are on stock tuning then really shouldnt be a problem. I've pulled 12K behind mine and engine temp never moved.

Tranny wise you shouldnt have much weight but if you notice the torque convertor starting to engage/disengage quickly, pop it out of od.

RPM's shouldnt matter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-18-2007, 03:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vernon, Texas
Posts: 3,333
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to slammedSI Send a message via MSN to slammedSI Send a message via Yahoo to slammedSI
Also if you have a tunner and guages keep it under 1250 deg. If you have no tunner i doubt you will have anytemp issues.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 05-18-2007, 03:27 PM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: long Beach, ca
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to klookybrown
cool...

thanks guys- Can't wait to test out the 4x4 as well!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 05-18-2007, 05:01 PM
7.3 tech, supporter

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wichita KS
Posts: 1,224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
FYI, you will get the best miliage at 2000-2200 RPM other than that you should be just fine, just don't forget the trailer is back there lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 05-18-2007, 05:02 PM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: long Beach, ca
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to klookybrown
Quote:
Originally Posted by fordnut85 View Post
FYI, you will get the best miliage at 2000-2200 RPM other than that you should be just fine, just don't forget the trailer is back there lol
lol

now THAT'S good advice....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 05-18-2007, 07:53 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: OREGON
Posts: 1,109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
1250 degrees pre-turbo. good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 05-18-2007, 07:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,359
Thanks: 23
Thanked 29 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
noticed your in long beach... where you guys off too? glamis? pismo?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 05-19-2007, 12:42 AM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: long Beach, ca
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to klookybrown
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7.3pwrstroke View Post
noticed your in long beach... where you guys off too? glamis? pismo?
what's up... yup goin' to my bud's in San Bernardino then up the 15 over the hill there, not to far I guess. never been myself... We're headin' out Sunday mornin about 5am. Should be fun.. first time for me Quadin' and the like-
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 05-28-2007, 07:53 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am moving to TN from NY. I will be filling my truck bed full and will be towing my wifes car behind the truck with the wheek dolly. I have a DP tuner 4 position. Auto. What is a good trans temp to stay under. I notice it creeps up when sitting in traffic on warmer days and Since I will be making the move in July I wanna be safe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors