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RE: Towing a full profile fifth?

If you are that nervous you can always go out and buy a gps that is setup for Rv's. You input the info of your trailer (height, length, etc.) and it gives you a safe route to take.
Kevin O. 03/16/17 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mods for 7.3 Excursion??

So I pulled the camper up to St Augustine and back last weekend, about 250 miles round trip. I definately feel the airbags helped as far as the squat on the truck, of course after I readjusted the WD system. It was certainly lacking a bit in power, even going over interstate overpasses seemed to be a little taxing. I maintained about 65 mph with the overdrive on, unless in town and stop/go. The more I pull this camper, the increased confidence helps and I feel better about it. I still can't believe how much more power it needs than the last one, which was around 6000 lbs I would guess. Pulled that to Key West and back without breaking a sweat... So the edge 15001 I was looking at, the lowest setting appears to be 60 hp/100 lb/ft. Do you all think I'd be ok at that setting, assuming I add the larger trans cooler, and possibly the intercooler and exhaust recommended? Thanks again!I have not heard good things about Edge tuners... I also recommend calling Jody at DpTuner and let him put something together for you. I have a 2001 F350 with 180,000 miles. I bought an F5 chip years ago from DpTuner with 60 hp tow tune, 80hp daily driver, and 120hp race tune .. Not a single problem and it made all the difference in the world!!!! :B
Kevin O. 03/02/17 06:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Listening to the diesel hum

I didn't like my 7.3 PSD. Really loud. I sometimes drove a 7.3 for work. After about an hour the clatter hurt my ears. Very annoying. My dad has a 2000 7.3. Great truck but it rides like a dump truck and it's hard to carry on a conversation in it.Come on, stop knocking one of the best and most dependable diesel engines ever made! :B It is quite loud around town but I'm use to it. But on the highway while towing the trailer she just purrs along.. ;)
Kevin O. 12/24/16 09:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Oil additive f350. 7.3 2001

I also use Power Service Diesel Kleen Additive. Usually add a little bit every other fill up.. In the Winter I switch to Power Service Diesel Fuel Supplement + Centane Boost which prevents fuel gelling..
Kevin O. 12/24/16 09:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton towable 5th wheel...Ha!

To the OP, Even though there are specific 1/2 ton trucks out there that will tow your trailer and be within it's ratings. It will probably be the same amount of money or even cheaper to stick with a 3/4 ton....
Kevin O. 12/05/16 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do I want a 5th wheel?

Thanks for all the input. As mentioned in some posts, one of the things that concerns me is the 8800# GVWR. I don't know the weight of my truck exactly and weighing it would not be totally accurate because I have a Leer fiberglass top on it that I won't remove unless I decide on a 5th wheel. I don't carry a lot of gear but if I had a 5th wheel may find myself carrying more in order to go on longer trips. I'm guessing from reading so many "over weight" threads that it will be tough to stay below that 8800#. Towing a TT has been a breeze. My TT is only about 7000# loaded and with my Equalizer hitch I hardly know its there other than when I have to start from a full stop. Guess we will just keep looking and noodling the numbers to see if we can get in a 5th wheel at some point. Show season here is in January so I can go wander around them all and dream. Hey there, I'm always glad to see another proud 7.3L owner! There are not many of us left.. Is your truck a crew cab? Short bed? 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive? Keep in mind if you have a short bed you will need a slider hitch.. My F350 has a 9900lb gvwr . Last spring I traded in our 32' travel trailer for a 35' Jayco HT lite weight fifth wheel and couldn't be happier!! If you decide to go with a heavier trailer I recommend getting a 6.0 transmission cooler for the truck. It's four times the size of the stock unit and bolts right into the same spot. Good luck with your decision!! Kevin
Kevin O. 12/02/16 07:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What are you using to tow a 10k TT ??

A 6.2L will run circles around a 7.3L diesel towing or empty.. They are comparable in power. But to say the 6.2L would run circles around the 7.3L is ridiculous.... I tow a fifth wheel that is around 10,000lbs. I average 11+ mpg towing, I'll bet the 6.2L would be lucky to get 7-8mpg with the same trailer.. I'll stick with the stinky, loud, old school diesel thank you very much..:B
Kevin O. 11/10/16 05:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What are you using to tow a 10k TT ??

6.2 385Hp, 430ftlb torque 7.3 235hp, 500ftlb torque Tow away, no worries.That is considering if his 7.3 was bone stock. A $400 chip will make all the difference in the world to that old diesel... But the 6.2L will tow it just fine as long as you don't mind 7-8mpg.. To the OP, If it were me I would be searching for another 7.3L ! :B http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/Ctmustang1/13592234_10208020182121225_2443604503407131415_n_zpspb3cyhus.jpg
Kevin O. 11/09/16 04:05pm Tow Vehicles
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