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Old 12-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #31
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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.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #32
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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

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