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Old 07-08-2010, 10:35 AM
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Long Journey Ahead

Okay guys, I'm about to head out on a long journey to OK on Saturday (read about it here: Convoy to Oklahoma). I will be towing a 35' Sundowner horse trailer which weighs about 10k fully loaded. I will be towing on stock programming, as I haven't had the cash to get a custom tow tune yet. Is there anything you guys recommend I do with my truck before I leave? I took it to the dealer to get everything checked on, but anything I need to know? Or any tips or advice? I tow this stretch every year, but this will be the first time with the new mods

Here is my list of mods just in case:

SCT Xcalibrator2, ARP Head Studs, RCD EGR Delete, Edge Insight w/ EGT, 4" MBRP Turbo Back w/ Muffler and Cat Delete, High Idle Mod, ZooDad Mod
2.5" Leveling Kit, Icon Shocks, 18x9 Chrome XD Badlands, 325/60/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers

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Just drive it! You have all the right mods, less the coolant filter

PS, you'll love a good tow tune
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Just drive it! You have all the right mods, less the coolant filter

PS, you'll love a good tow tune
Yeah I'm working on getting both of those, just getting ready for the championship show in OK has sucked all my money away!

Should I leave it in Tow/Haul the whole way, or just when climbing and going down hills? Cuz my straight pipe can get pretty loud in Tow/Haul!
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I prefer to tow with my T/H on all the time. Better efficiency that way, plus I like the turbo brake and the shifting
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I prefer to tow with my T/H on all the time. Better efficiency that way, plus I like the turbo brake and the shifting
Yeah, I'm just talking about when I'm cruising on the interstates.
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Yeah, I'm just talking about when I'm cruising on the interstates.
I would still use T/H, especially without a tow tune . Mine tows like crazy with the tow tune, and not so well in stock form
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Loaded up! Ready to go! Bout to head out..

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Good luck. And keep the T/H on. Not only does it protect the engine from overloading but it also protects the tranny.
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Thats a long haul? I ran Alaska to Vegas, dead of winter pulling a HEAVY,HEAVY trailer, tow haul the entire way.... no issues! but summer time can cause heat issues over the hills, so watch for that, know your limit on tranny and eng temps whether you are going to pull over,slow down, or keep going when you hit certain temps etc.... besides that you be fine.
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Forgot to update this, but the trip to OK was quite troublesome. I blew a turbo hose, and my buddy's trailer's hub actually ignited into flames!!! He had to have a whole new axle put on while in OK, and I had to replace the turbo hose. Other than that, the trip went great! But man, that 6.4 F-450 with the 4:88 gears would leave me in the dust heading up the hills at 75.
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