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2000 F250 Towing Questions - need to XC

Alright ya'll,

I've been reading a ton on this site and am learning a lot. I bought my 2000 F250 SRW not too long ago for dual use. Daily driver and to haul my two cars across the country when I move (which is frequently).

The truck just turned over 200k miles and I'm trying to get everything done before the big move. Here's what I've done/in the process of doing:

Coolant flush
Oil & filter Change
Front diff oil change
Fuel filter
Trans case fluid change
Gauges

I have two questions, so any advice you can throw my way is appreciated. 1) what else should I change/service prior to hauling? 2) Is there any reason a stock 7.3L can't haul 10-12k (trailer plus two cars)?

I see a lot of people mod these trucks and pull super heavy. I would like to keep the truck stock for longevity plus my money is going to my '55 Chevy restore. Sorry for the long post, but thanks for reading!

2000 Crew Cab F250 4x4:
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Mods: Indash Kenwood DVD/Nav, 08+ power/lighted/heat tow mirrors
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Anyone...Bueller, Bueller??

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is the truck auto?

I know you want to keep it stock, but a decent intake and exhaust will help wake it up and move air better, plus a simple tow tune and such will help with shifting and a little power.

BUT to answer your question, you shouldnt have a problem. A friend of mine hauls a 40 ft fifth wheel regularly with a bone stock '99

As long as you have gauges and can monitor what your truck is doing you shouldnt have any problems

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The truck is auto. I'm working on getting some gauges. I just finished wiring my '55, so I'm taking a break before jumping back into gauge wiring/install. Thanks for the reply.

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in the future youll want to upgrade your tranny cooler as well. Before hauling heavy i would definitely get at least the tranny temp gauge installed. Bone stock you wont have to worry a whole bunch with egt's or boost or anything, but you want to know when your tranny is getting hot

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Thanks Vannce. I plan to put an in-line cooler and gauge. Any recommendations on which cooler to use? I am leaning towards a plate cooler vs finned.

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