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Old 09-07-2015, 08:55 PM   #21
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I would say no. I Pulled the same trailer with a F 150 Ecoboost and 3.73, added LT tires. Towed it just fine, some white knuckle moments with crosswinds in Near Northern Ontario. The limiting factor is no tow package, wrong Differential and the 5.0 l engine.

Even though I had all towing packages available it was not right and I was overweight on the CCC.

I would wait on a upgrade in TV prior to getting a fifth wheel.

I have a F 250 now and 1500 more pounds CCC. Tows like a trooper.

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Old 09-07-2015, 08:56 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by stealthWA2313 View Post
I don't know about that. My F150 has 13.8" front rotors and 13.7" rear rotors. Your 2500 has 13.8" front rotors and 14.17" rear rotors...NOT a huge difference. I don't have exhaust brake, but with the "Selec-shift" transmission I can keep my #7500 trailer under 50 mph on a 10 mile 5% descent...without applying the brakes. With the right technique I really don't see braking an issue in this case.

The only issue I see is the 3.55s
I think the original issue was trailer braking. Your trailer brakes are your secondary brakes, not primary. Never set them stronger than your TV brakes unless you want to see your trailer pass you on a wet curve.
Regardless of the specks, if you put the 1500 and 2500 HD Duramax side by side, the 2500 HD brakes are larger as is the drivetrain. I did this when I bought my 2500HD to see if there was a difference. I do believe the callipers are larger too.
I was weighing whether to buy a 1500 with tow pac or the 2500HD Duramax/Allison. No comparison. Huge difference especially in the drive train. Rear end is 3.73. In tow mode with exhaust brake on, braking is never a problem. It figures it out without my input. The Allison 1000 transmission handles it all.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:59 PM   #23
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