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Old 06-25-2011, 09:08 AM
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Towing questions

Hey guys,

It's been a long while since I've posted on the forum, and I've never posted in this thread. When I bought my truck over the winter, I didn't have intentions of towing much. In fact, I still don't plan on towing much. However, I am going to need to tow probably 7-8K worth of machinery on about a 70-80 mile trip. Mostly flat, between Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. Will I be alright to tow this without gauges?

99 F350 DRW 7.3L 4X4 all stock.

Also, I just recently had my turbo rebuilt and the mechanic told me there needed to be a break-in period before I could tow with it. He didn't specify how long of a period (how many miles) that was. I no longer drive my truck daily and I probably have only put 500-600 miles on it since the rebuild.

Thanks for the help, and sorry if this stuff has been asked.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:38 AM
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I've tugged my 10,000 Lb 5er for over 20,000 miles with no problems...your load sounds pretty light for your rig...I would invest in a scangauge II (to monitor important engine temps) though, just for peace-of-mind...it's only about 170 bucks at AutoZone, and worth every penny....takes about 5 minutes and NO TOOLS to install.

Cheers!
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Have a good trip, your truck will enjoy getting to pull this little load. LOL
With 500 miles on turbo rebuilt, you should be fine.
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Thanks guys. I didn't think I had anything to worry about, especially for such a "light" load and a short trip. My main concern was the turbo rebuild.
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Thats not even a real load for that drw. tug awayy.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:05 AM
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yep you'll be fine, have a safe trip
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Sounds like a cute little piece of machinery.
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