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post #1 of 11 Old 04-15-2014, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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2001 F-250 SD 7.3

Hey Guys

I have read over and over the towing threads - so please be kind....

2001 F-250 SD 7.3. Rebuilt engine with .30 over, rebuilt tranny with HD parts (less that 15k on both) cold intact, 4"exhaust, 9 quart over stock transmission pan and a pac brake and new HD springs on the rear

I have a change to buy a 38' Work and Play Toy Hauler - 5th wheel

16k weight on the trailer

what do you think? Will my truck be ok pulling this?

I'm thinking I would need to add bully dog and something to keep track of EFCs and temps.

What else would I need to consider adding?
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Air bags. Is the bully dog for a monitoring system or a performance add on? Maybe a bigger trans cooler. I'd get some gauges. EGT, trans, boost at least. I might even spring for fuel, oil temp and coolant temp if you plan to tow this a good bit. I don't have experience towing this big on srw but I would think some would say a dually is better for stability reasons. Personally I think it will be fine.
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You will be over legal weight most likely.



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Im just looking at the bully dog for monitoring - I really do not want all those gauges if I can get away without them.
Do you think I will need the air bags, as I have just replaced the rear springs with HD Springs (not helper springs)??? I do have a pac-brake already (love it) so if I do add air-bags I will go with them
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That is a lot of trailer for a 250
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only on paper, besides gears its the same as a srw 350. airbags are nice, id recommend them.
is 16 the dry weight or gross? You wont go anywhere in a huge hurry but it'll sure get there

Ask 7.34ever (Brandon) He used to haul a bigazz trailer with a 7.3 250. If i remember right he said it hauled just fine besides being legally overweight

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only on paper, besides gears its the same as a srw 350. airbags are nice, id recommend them.
is 16 the dry weight or gross? You wont go anywhere in a huge hurry but it'll sure get there

Ask 7.34ever (Brandon) He used to haul a bigazz trailer with a 7.3 250. If i remember right he said it hauled just fine besides being legally overweight
Legally overweight.

You guys can run overweight, but when you get in an accident, and the lawyers find out you're overweight, you'll be paying that lawsuit off the rest of your life.
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Legally overweight.

You guys can run overweight, but when you get in an accident, and the lawyers find out you're overweight, you'll be paying that lawsuit off the rest of your life.
Ok StarDriver. I'm going to hijack a bit. How are all these guys towing these big hog 5th wheels? I don't see many f450s on the road. We are in the market and seems like most are over my "legal limit"? Are that many just towing illegal?

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Ok StarDriver. I'm going to hijack a bit. How are all these guys towing these big hog 5th wheels? I don't see many f450s on the road. We are in the market and seems like most are over my "legal limit"? Are that many just towing illegal?

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Yes. Either because they don't care, but most just don't know. "Well, Bob pulls his 42' Continental Coach with an F250 and said it did fine."



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I asked a guy I work with about it. His theory was if it truck could pull it, he would move it. Showed me a pic of his f350. His leaf springs where bent backwards

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