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post #1 of 6 Old 01-31-2014, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Flat towing?

Well you guys have answered my tranny question, now a different one.
Am I crazy to think I can tow a 350 with another 350?
Both are DRW.
Any opinions welcome. It will be 1000 miles of interstate.

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When you say "flat towing" you mean with a tow strap?

That far I would rent a trailer, if it was down the street then that would be OK but a 1,000 miles, I'd get a trailer.

You have plenty of truck too tow it

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Have to pull 2 trailers back though. Trying to save fuel and share driving.

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Sorry, not with a tow strap but a tow bar.

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Most tow bars are rated at 5k lbs, never seen anything over that and with the wieght of a superduty I would definitely want a brake system on it.

also.
1. You need a manual tcase or manual trans to flat tow
or
2. You have to remove the rear driveshaft or you will destroy your automatic transmission

the heaviest I have flat towed is my bronco with my old 99 f150 and it like to push the backend around.

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It is a manual. I will also remove drive shaft. I have found several tow rated for 8500 and 10000 lbs.
are there any bad towing habits the truck will have. If it's a hassle I'll just drive. But I will be making a trip a month up there to get 2 trsilers and it sure would be easier driving up with one truck and 2 drivers.

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