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Old 09-14-2006, 08:23 AM
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Towing questions

Hello everybody: I've just begun to tow a horse trailer and want to get it straight in my mind when I should be in overdrive off. Should I keep it off all the time while towing, even on flat straightaways? '02 F250 7.3. Thanks alot.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:35 AM
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The only time you turn it off, is when the transmisson starts searching around for a gear on a big hill or hard pull.
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Yeah, what he said...



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Old 09-14-2006, 09:33 AM
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He has a 02 7.3 4R100 As I stated before, If the transmission is not shiftting back and forth between OD and 3rd gear. There is no need to lockout OD.
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He said overdrive so I assumed he had a 99-03 7.3. Then I continued to read where he said 02 F250 7.3 C'mon clay get it together! haha jk jk

Glenn nailed it on the head. As long as it's not searching or hunting for the right gear leave it in OD.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:38 AM
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I saw what he has, i just don't know how it's equipt...my first PSD is the one I'm driving so i have no idea what an 02 model has as far as tranny.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:38 AM
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Man Glenn you're quick lol...

Also, how big is this trailer so we might be able to help out some more if you give us the weight. I recentlly pulled 7,500# (car trailer w/jeep) with my F250 with 33"s and stock gear ratio of 3.73 and it only kicked out of OD once when I had to slow down to 55 on I95 when a tractortrailer couldn't pull the grade and there was a lot of traffic so I couldn't pass him.

If you don't know the weight get us a picture or describe it since I pull horse trailers as well with my truck, primarily 2 horse bumper pulls.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:39 AM
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The tow/haul came out on the 03 Torqueshifts... you lucky dog haha.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:05 AM
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The trailer I pull is a Featherlite 3-horse slant load gooseneck though not sure of the weight. the truck IS an 02, as I stated.
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I m with glenn that s exactly how I use it and I sometimes use it use just to keep down on smoke
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