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Old 06-16-2012, 04:35 PM
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Towing Fiver for first time

I'll be towing my 10,000lb fiver for the first time with new rig. Any tips/advice on what to monitor or be aware of? First trip will be relatively flat, very little elevation, maybe 300-400 ft gain. I think my 6.0 had stiffer suspension. Just alittle anxiety with new rig and curious what others have experienced in towing with the 2012 6.7L.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:48 PM
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most critical item to monitor is speedo to avoid getting tickets while towing
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:27 PM
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most critical item to monitor is speedo to avoid getting tickets while towing
these trucks like to creep up over the speed limit when you arent paying attention. Cruise control is your best friend..
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:46 AM
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You will be fine. Let's see some pics of your truck in action.
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Take some Advil with you as your jaws will be sore from the grinning.
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Luv the enthusiastic optimism here :-). Truck in shop for int/external detailing and spray-in bedliner then will snap some pics.
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I gotta say - once I installed the airbags; my truck doesn't seem to notice whether it's towing anything or not. the motor never feels like it's working very hard and the truck doesn't feel like it's being pushed around by the trailer when turning or stopping. swing those corners wide and have fun!
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Hmm, that's interesting to hear. Have a link/vendor where I could look more into these airbags? My 6.0L barely sagged and didn't much care if the fiver was back there or not but I'm not so sure this will be the case with my 6.7L just by visual appearance of the springs.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:58 PM
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Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bag Helper Springs (pair) #2535

I added an add-a-leaf to my f250 raised the rear height about and inch and a half and stiffen it up for towing.
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sheesh!!! You will have a blast, I went from pulling a 8500 lb bumper pull to shopping for a 5'ver. I bought a 38' 16k plus and when I first hooked up I about pooped my britches. It did not look that big until I backed under it. I had a friend ride along (with a cdl as I was nervous and wanted a back up plan) and had only pulled one gooseneck prior. I pulled out, drove thru town, got on the on ramp and took off. My friend had a dodge 3500 and he couldn't believe the truck took off like it did. I hit the freeway and up a slight grade I looked down and realized I was at 75 mph. A 10k 5'ver will be childs play for the truck...

another fun thing to note, after you unhook, the truck will have adjusted fuel delivery for pulling, until it unlearns you will have a bit more 'ooomph' on take off...
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