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HELP Cross Country Towing Mods???
First off, I want to say this is an AWESOME forum. I just bought my first diesel a week ago and joined the forum (the addiction has begun) and have learned so much from reading your guy’s experiences, thank you. This also my first "thread" or post really, so I apologize if its in the wrong area...
Now for my question. Starting on Thanksgiving I will be driving from lower Alabama to western Montana (2200mi) towing a 24’ enclosed car hauler, with a car and all my household goods inside (total pull weight around 10k). I have about a $500 budget and 5 days to do any modifications to the truck. I know the budget is low but I know a lot of good ideas are free (or near) and just involve a little elbow grease. Driving from the south to the northwest I will probably experience basically every type of weather there is to be imagined, so my modifications must be able to handle cold climates as well as warm.
The truck: 2005 F250 6.0L CC/SB 115k miles. The truck appears to be bone stock with the exception that somebody has cut out the muffler and welded in a straight pipe. It has 325/65/18’s on the factory wheels and I’m going to leave those for the duration of the trip. No lift, no other modifications.
I am currently having a TBC fault and trying to resolve that (bought a new controller, currently in the mail) and the Tow/Haul function isn’t working (dealership ordered a new gearshift lever, they’re convinced that’s the problem…). I have been leaning toward a programmer to maximize my performance and fuel economy for the trip home. SCT has a great following and that would be my preference, however that would leave me without some important indications in the cab (EGT etc.). Any input at all would be great, THANKS!!!
MODS YOU CAN/WOULD/SHOULD DO WITH $500 IN 5 DAYS OR LESS BEFORE TOWING ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
Last edited by Montana250; 11-21-2009 at 03:48 PM.