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Old 07-22-2011, 10:08 PM
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Thumbs up Finally towed with my Powerstroke.

Well, it's been a few months since I bought my new rig. One of the main reasons why I wanted to buy this truck was to tow my dad's boat, so I could use it when he wasn't available. It's a 2001 22-foot Sea Doo Bombadier Islandia with a custom t-top. With trailer and all it should weigh in at probably somewhere near 2 tons (4000 lbs.). Well, before I had this thing, we were towing it around with my pop's '97 Explorer XLT with a V6 which came 3.73 gears, trans cooler, etc. And obviously though it was able to handle it, it was struggling quite a bit. After having towed this thing with both vehicles I will compare it as two swimmers in a pool. The Explorer being a struggling toddler and the F250 being a confident lifeguard. The thing towed like a champ. I always thought the whole "didn't even feel it" thing was bull, but it's true. It's like the damn thing isn't even there. Well, enough talk. Here are the pics.







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Old 07-22-2011, 10:50 PM
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That's good to hear since I may be towing a ~6000 lb boat about 900 miles here soon! The heaviest I've towed with my rig was my parents old 1989 Ti-Star, probably mid 4000's on the heavy side, so nothing big. I have an older rig though so it felt it a little bit.

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I tow a 25' dovetail on occasion, with the usual load adding up to 21k GCWR. I can say without a doubt my truck stock tuned has absolutely no problems with the weight. Granted its over the GCWR, but as long as the Whoa is good the Go is no problem.

Being a 2wd truck, you should have no problems hooking up to 10k+ trailer and dragging it ANYWHERE.
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Towed this boat down to Key West and back a few months ago, about a 200 mile trip, with no problems at all. Still got a decent fuel economy and barely felt it back there. Pulls it out of the water with no problem, even with the low profile Toyo's I have on. Seriously, awesome truck for towing.
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