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Old 07-31-2015, 06:21 PM   #1
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Towing a pickup

I'm looking to tow a vehicle and today my truck is something I already have. F150 platinum that gross weight is 7600lbs. Is this going to hinder my speed allot on my Berk? I average 68 to 70 on interstate

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Old 07-31-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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A couple of questions. Do you have a 360hp engine with a 3000 Alison Transmission? Is your Ford Pickup a 4 wheel drive? If it is only rear wheel drive check your owners manual as I believe on the pickup it is limited to a freewheeling transfer case. On my Ford Explorer I am limited to 65 mph for 6 hours. It is a heavy load and will effect your fuel economy. I have seen other Berks towing big pickups so it can be done. Good luck and safe travels.


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Old 07-31-2015, 07:34 PM   #3
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This is one of the limitations I have with mine. I have the 340 w/ the 2500 trans. I'm limited to 5k tow capacity. Hence my Wrangler toad.

But to your question.....it won't limit your speed if, like Mmnsc said, your F150 is 4x4 and flat towable. It will decrease you fuel mileage.
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I lot of vehicles today are not flat towable that is why the Jeep Wrangler is so popular it can be flat towed and many have no steering wheel lock.
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My Ford Sports Trac 4x4 has a neutral tow switch that disengages the transmission from the drive train. That makes it flat towable


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Old 07-31-2015, 11:51 PM   #6
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Don't forget your truck doesn't actually weigh 7600lbs. That is the gross weight (truck plus maximum carrying capacity) The truck actually weighs somewhere around 5800lbs or less. And no this won't hinder your Berk a bit. You'll only suffer maybe a 1-1.5 mpg in fuel economy and barely know it's back there.
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ndfellow - The 340HP Berk's Allison 2500 MH transmission is rated at 33,000 lbs and thus the GCWR rating also. I suggest that you weigh your Berk, fully loaded at a truck scale. You need to consider getting up steep grades in the mountains.
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If its not a 4WD they make a drive shaft disconnect for it.
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:49 AM   #9
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Thx guys my Berk is a 360 with a 3000 tranny. My truck is a 4x4. I appreciate the feedback!
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:25 PM   #10
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Consult you manual my 4x4 has very specific directions. On one page it states the same thing SIX times!


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