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Old 07-07-2012, 02:52 PM
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Setting up my truck to haul a Gooseneck

I have a 03 F250 CC SB with the 7.3. I recently purchased a 32' enclosed gooseneck trailer. So I am starting from scratch and need some input on what I need, what works and what I don't need.

So far the truck has 65K and has a cold air intake, 4" down pipe to a 4" exhaust. There is an Edge chip in it but I am planning on removing it and going with a DP tuner.

I would appreciate any and all info.

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:27 PM
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What are you hauling tunes are a good place to start but do you already have a hitch? I have a b&w turnover ball and I love it not sure on other brands but I have no rails in my bed to get in the way and air bags help alot I will be purchasing a set soon to help level out the truck and support the weight


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Old 07-07-2012, 07:57 PM
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I am looking at the B&W hitch but living in AK shipping is high so I have to be patient. I have heard air bags are a must so that will be on my list. I am also going to buy the regulated return.

Im in the military and will be doing my own move next year. The trailer is about 6,000 and then my house hold good may be as much as 7k or more.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:07 AM
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Any thoughts on brake controllers? Are stock brakes up to the tow or do those need upgrading as well, vented discs bigger calipers? Gauges? Larger capacity trans pan and diff covers? I have a year to get all this stuff together so I would like to do it right.

Thanks for the input
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Idk about tranny pans being as I have a six speed but any brake controller will work I use the one that came with my truck when I bought it it's old but works my truck in 35's and a 28' gooseneck loaded down I weighed about 18k and my brakes were plenty to get it slowed down but upgraded brakes never hurt and gauges are a must on any diesel truck I believe pyro and trans temp at least for an auto truck


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Old 07-09-2012, 06:13 AM
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I use the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller which has worked great for me. A LOT of settings and adjustments if you want to get crazy with it but it also can be setup very simply.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:23 AM
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This site might give you a deal on shipping and handling.
Trailer Hitches - 5th Wheel Hitch - Gooseneck Hitch - Reese Hitch
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b&w turnover ball is the way to go. ive been using them for 10 years. Ive seen pictures of 70+ mph wreaks and the ball stays hooked up and dosnt break. They cost a bit more but its worth it.
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For the performance side, you could always go all out. But to start, a free flowing exhaust and intake is a great idea. Then you probably should do gauges if you're gonna tune it. Then a valve body and trans cooler is always good. And then it can snowball and just keep going.
For the towing side of it, make sure ALL your wiring is perfect, no matter what.
For the hitch, it depends; if you ever want to run a fifth wheel, you could do the B&W. Yes, they are expensive, but nice. I personally like the rails, just cause you have versatility to use any brand hitch you would want.
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you should definitely try to get a trans cooler, from a 6.0 would be best. then gauges and tunes and other extras as you choose.
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