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post #1 of 18 Old 05-23-2011, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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Towing 17,000 pounds...

Hey Guys,
I just want to get your input about hauling 17k with a gooseneck. My truck im going to be using is a 2008 f250 PSD. The truck im actually going to pick up weighs about 12-13 thousand pounds... I just estimated the weight of the gooseneck being around 5,000 pounds. If you can, please give me your input.
Id greatly appreciate it!!


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As long as the brakes on your rig and trailer are good. You should be fine. Allow for plenty of stopping time

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Run either the tow tune or stock dpf delete tune

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wow Dave! Thanks for the lighting fast response!! I will probably keep it on the tow tune, and i just recently got the 50,000 mile service done at ford and i got all new rotors and brakes. Should i be worried about the truck "Squatting" in the rear alot? Because down in Newark (where the truck is) the roads are horrible... Pot hole here, pot hole there, its like tire pop heaven.
Oh, and the truck is about an hour drive... But im a bit skeptical about taking all highways... Route 280 has huge hills. Might just take back roads if i can.

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Keep an eye on your gauges. As to the squatting. It shouldnt be a huge issue if the trailer is loaded properly

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Make sure to take pictures for us too.

And the truck should handle it fine as dave said watch out with stopping and just be safe.

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Dereku- I will definitely take pics. Im gonna try and get a pair of the go pro cameras and put one on my rear fender with the trailer and exhaust pipe in view. Also one looking out the front window and have the chip display in view so you guys can see the boost psi, egts, and more...

Dave- thanks dave, ill keep an eye on them...

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what is the load? a truck that weighs 13,000 pounds is a big *** truck

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what is the load? a truck that weighs 13,000 pounds is a big *** truck
That's what I was thinking... yeah, follow Dave's advice and you should be good! Also, does the Ford dealership normally completely replace your rotors and brakes every 50k miles? That doesn't seem right...

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That's what I was thinking... yeah, follow Dave's advice and you should be good! Also, does the Ford dealership normally completely replace your rotors and brakes every 50k miles? That doesn't seem right...
I agree. I think pads are every 50-70k and rotors should be every 100K ish or more.

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