Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #31
Senior Member
1surveyor's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bolckow
Posts: 139
Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
My 1500 with a 5.3L and 3.23 gear must be extremely unhappy pulling the 8528RKWS or the 831RLSS, but it hasn't protested in 7 yrs and approx. 35,000 miles of pulling them.
I have only pulled mine from the dealership to home, and it pulled like a dream and the truck stayed in 6th gear most of the time, we will only be doing short trips till momma retires.
peace to all and Merry Christmas

1 Surveyor

2015 Silverado Duramax w/Allison transmission
2014 surveyor 293RL fifth wheel
1surveyor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #32
Senior Member
dsrace's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: nebr
Posts: 280
Originally Posted by pmedic433 View Post
Another factor is his gear ratio, 3.55 is fairly tall for towing especially that heavy of a trailer. I have a 96 f 250 with a 7.3 power stroke, with 3.55 gears and it does not like going much over 65 pulling a wolf pack weighing only 6000 ish.(I know I know, st tire rating so flame on if you want!) I will be re gearing to 4.11 ASAP! We all know the frontal area makes a huge difference. I just don't see that truck being very happy pulling that 5ver.
btdt that with a 95 f250 psd pulling a '06 30wp but with the 4.10's it pulled decent and a bumped engine. the op does have some high gear in the back and that will be interesting to tow with. i have a good friend i with a 97 f250 with 3.55's and under 65 mph he haaaas to shut od off or stay between 73 adn 80 mph. different trucks i know but gearing plays a big roll and available gears just as much!! lol

i know a guy that has a small fifth wheel camper 5k lbs empty. he pulls to local lakes and camp spot's 99% of the time so he didn't think it was a problem towing it with his chevy s10 blazer auto with a 4.3 vortec v6! leach camper sales in lincoln ne on the corner of 27th and cornhusker hwy installed the fifth hitch in that s10 pick up because the camper they just sold him met the truck towing specs!! it was like an 04 or 06 model. 1 a year he goes down to a harley meet in missiouri somewhere and he towed that camper down twice with the s10. as long as he kept it under 60 mph he said it didn't do to bad but a 15 mph made him pull over to clean his shorts lol lol the truck went in for body work and the body shop caught fire and the truck burned so he bought a 1/2 ton chevy. where it is very true that your with in specs and most likely a good driver the real question is how much stress blood pressure spikes are you willing to put up with and do you normally have an extra day to take off for your trips to calm down from the drive? lol

'99 f350, quad cab long box, dually, 6 speed manual, gently mod'd.
2011 wolf pack 295 with full susp now!
dsrace is offline   Reply With Quote

5th wheel, ecoboost, towing, wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 AM.