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Old 08-06-2013, 05:50 AM
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2013 F250 RV Pulling?

I just bought a 2013 F250 with the 6.7 Powerstroke.

My father has a 7.3 with airbags and plug in chip and pulls our 35' Montana Fifth Wheel. I think the GVWR on it loaded is about 14-15000 pounds guessing on the heavy side.

This truck should be able to handle that without a problem correct?

I am putting the rails in for the hitch this weekend to pull the RV to Bristol at the end of this month for the NASCAR race so it will be through pretty dense mountainous terrain.

I am not chipping it due to the warranty. I work for a tractor company and make TSB's and find warranty glitches for a living so I know how it works I am not playing those games. 15k engine > 1k chip

Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:07 AM
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I would guess that anything the father in-laws 7.3 can do your 6.7will do no sweat. Congrats on the truck and welcome to the site!
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:22 AM
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Thanks for the response! I figured it would tow it without any difficulty!

Not my father in law my dad. He drove mine this week on the farm towing tobacco bales to sell and needless to say he changed his mind about wanting a new Duramax!

The biggest thing I am worried about is trans temp through the mountains of NC and TN. I am just gona drive it in manual and let the gears slow me down almost like a tractor going down a hill.
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^ I think you have the right idea through the mountains. As long as your torque converter stays locked, then your tranny won't get hot.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:44 PM
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Well heck if I had $60k+ in a pick up Id be getting a good monitor ASAP!
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I just bought a 2013 F250 with the 6.7 Powerstroke.

My father has a 7.3 with airbags and plug in chip and pulls our 35' Montana Fifth Wheel. I think the GVWR on it loaded is about 14-15000 pounds guessing on the heavy side. My 7.3 DRW CCLB GVWR is 11,200.

This truck should be able to handle that without a problem correct? Handle it, sure. Be legal, maybe, maybe not.!
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:19 AM
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Well heck if I had $60k+ in a pick up Id be getting a good monitor ASAP!
The only monitors available are some like Spartan and the Edge CTS which would be nice but they tune as well and I don't want to play around with the warranty. Correct?
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:37 AM
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Looks like I answered my own question when I found this on Ford's site.

F250/F350 SRW 4x4 - 16,400/16,300

That is max loaded fifth wheel trailer rating for my truck with 3.55s and the 6.7 PSD.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:02 AM
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The Edge CTS will monitor without tuning if you want.
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