towing capacity? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 03-14-2008, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
bignasty250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: san antonio, tx & long beach MS
Posts: 291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to bignasty250
towing capacity?

i am about to haul a 26' 13,000 lb. boat with my 02 f250 on 35"s about 40 miles on 80 hp setting of my ts 6 pos, will my truck tow it, anx also the boat has trailor brakes but i dont have the trailor brake boxe inside my truck will the plug still activate the brakes??

bignasty250 is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 03-15-2008, 01:28 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
sirnunya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Springfield, OR
Posts: 738
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it'll tow it fine. Not sure if you wired up the 7pin connector on your harness but if you just have the stock 4pin connector on the truck, no electric brakes. So it might not stop it fine. you need the controller as well for the brakes
sirnunya is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-15-2008, 03:55 AM
FJuanfiddy mod


 
Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,837
Thanks: 132
Thanked 186 Times in 166 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
If you dont have the brake controller box inside the truck the trailer brakes will not work. You will be able to tow it just fine just keep and eye on your gauges, watch the EGT's in the 80hp setting and if necessary switch to a lower hp tune

Email: Dave@powerstroke.org
2011 F150 Ecoboost Crew cab lariat. Custom tunes from KEM and 5Star, and Unleashed
2012 F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost stock for now-Totaled March 12 2015
2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/default.asp
http://nolimitfabrication.com/
Dave is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 03-15-2008, 04:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
StarDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dahlonega, GA
Posts: 2,857
Thanks: 10
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Brake controllers aren't that expensive, put one on your truck, alll it takes is one panic stop to cause you a bunch of problems. If you got into a wreck with something that large and it's found out you don't have the trailer brakes in operation, you could be in some real trouble.

2006 F-350 4X4 FX4 Tuscany Longhorn , Leer Custom bed cap, RECON lights, Upfitter switches, Whelen Lighting, Hi-Idle Mod.

Instructor at B.R.A.K.E.S ( www.putonthebrakes.com).

28 years Commercial Driver.

StarDriver is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 03-15-2008, 04:48 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
moore20017.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: chesapeake, OH.
Posts: 234
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The only time you will need to detune programming is if your foot is stuck to the floor! I heard this too many times to count.

I pull a tooling trailer, total weight 26-30K truck, trailer, and load. I have run the truck on Evolution "Extreme" setting since I have owned it. I have only put one auto tranny in 250K miles later.

My thoughts are; have the power when you want it, use what you need. You need to watch the EGT and use some common sense with your foot. DON'T MELT THE TURBO OFF IT!

GET THE BRAKE CONTROLLER. Keep in mind these trucks will accelerate loads much faster than you can stop them, stay off tailgates!

GT4594 T6
238/100
537/1050
moore20017.3 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-15-2008, 04:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The boat trailer may have surge brakes and doesn't need a brake controller.
OLDTOM is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-15-2008, 08:21 AM
John Wood Nut Swinger

 
strokin_early_99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: too far from Texas
Posts: 3,410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
If the trailer has electric brakes, buy the controller. If it has surge brakes then no controller is required. Pulling the load will not be a big deal.

Drive by your pyro and adjust your tunes as needed.

Early 99 (Born on 11-20-98) F350 CC LWB 4X4
north of 480hp and south of 13.7sec
Bored with current setup

Sled Pull and Drag Racing Videos

<><
Family of 5 saved by Grace.....

Sponsored by Left Coast Diesel in Concord, Ca

Anything BUT Conservative Performance
strokin_early_99 is offline  
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome