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Old 07-28-2014, 02:45 PM
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Towing weight??

I am so confused on what I can tow very where I look I get a deferential weight
I have a 97 F-350 7.30 4th crew cab automatic stickers says 9,200 but the manual says 12,000. I want to buy a 5th wheel aprox 36'
Also should I get an up grade chip to use I live in the Sierra Nevada so I have hills I tow a 8,200 5th wheel know truck does alright couple of hills at the top my speed has gone down to 40mph would a chip help if so what brand
As you can tell I really know nothing about towing
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:19 AM
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Your front axle is rated to carry 4600lbs.
Your rear axle is rated to carry 6084lbs.

The truck is rated to weigh 9200lbs max.

You need to weight the truck to find out what is weighs with you and a full tank of diesel. Then you can go from there.

Than you need to look at the GVWR and figure the pin weight of the trailers you are looking at.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:13 AM
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for better towing performance go with intake, exhaust, gauges (pyrometer and trans tempif auto), and a custom tuned chip by php, dynoproven, gearhead, power-struck etc.

a billet compressor wheel is another good mod after thea bove mentioned.
i recommend riffraffs billet wheel.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:54 PM
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Thanks everyone I have just a one time tow (for know), I wanted to know if I could tow a 40' king of road 5th wheel up to my place the owner says its a 16,000 lbs trailer,Going to look at trailer tomorrow night. It will be about 18 miles which aprox 6 miles is up a hill on the Highway starts at 1,500 feet to 2,800 feet. Going to stay in it for awhile we build our house and use the smaller one to take camping.
My truck is stock I pull a 26' 5th wheel for camping and the only issue I have had was doing about 40 mph at top of hills
After this I will start on some mods to give me more power- Gauges, trans cooler,
4"exhaust, intake and a chip. Not sure why I have been so worried I have seen little Toyotas, Ford Ranger pulling some pretty big trailer up the same hill heading towards lake tahoe
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:03 AM
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Since they have done it means it's ok? You'll be overloaded, and possibly overheat something, and sure hope your brakes on the trailer work.
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