Performance Chip – Towing vs. Hauling
I have a 2000 F350, 7.3 PSD, DRW, Auto, 2WD, Full gauges (EGT, Boost, Transmission Temp), Full 4” Turbo Back Exhaust, AFE Stage 2 intake, Tru-Cool Max Transmission cooler. The truck is used exclusively to haul a 2004 Lance 1161 in the bed Camper that weighs 4600 lbs loaded. It has all kinds of suspension upgrades that help it to gracefully do its heavy hauling task. I have no problems with EGT or Transmission temps. I see a max of 180 on the transmission and a max of 1100 degrees EGT over a long mountain pass. It gets 10 miles per gallon loaded.
I’m considering a tuner chip upgrade and have a question about towing vs. hauling. Each of the tuner chips offers a set of tunes for different conditions. For instance DP-Tuner has “80 hp tow codes- for towing weight capacity between 5 and 8k lbs. p-codes 1211,1249,0478 will be adjusted to not trip the SES light under normal driving conditions
My truck isn’t towing, it’s hauling. All 4600 lbs is in the bed of the truck. For the purposes of a custom tune performance chip, does my ‘hauling’ 4600 lbs. approximate ‘towing’ 4600 lbs?
Thanks in advance.
00 F350 Lariat CC, DRW, 2wd, 7.3 , Auto, Tru-Cool MAX tCooler, Delrale Deep Cooling Pan, JW Valve Body, aFe Stage II Intake, aFe 4” Turbo Back, Pillar Mount Gshift Gauges (Pyro, Boost, Trans), GTP38R, Barder Billet Wheel, Bellowed Pipes, EBPV pedestal, PHP Hydra, Riff Raff FRX, HPX, EBP, Swamps HV/HF IDM, Dieselsite Max AC. 2014 Lance 1191 Camper, Supersprings, HD Timbrens, Sumosprings, Front+Rear 1.5” Sway Bars, Monroe Gas Magnum Shocks, 19.5" Vision Rims, Centramatics, Sumitomo 16 Ply.