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Old 03-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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I have a 1992 ford f-350 1 ton but it is not a dually. It has the 4 door crew cab. Now since it does not have the dual rear wheels is this going to tow a 25' 5th wheel ok?
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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How much toes the fifth wheel weigh and what's it's pin weight?

As far as I know Dualies do not increase your towing capacity, they probably do the opposite because of the extra weight of the truck.

I towed a 32' 10,800 pound fifth wheel for 10 years with an F250 without dualies. I think the pin weight was around 1100 pounds.
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All depends on the weight of the trailer.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
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A 25' 5er should be a good match for your F350 SRW truck, assuming your engine is up to the task. If you have the owners manual it should have a chart showing your truck's towing/hauling capacities.
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The towing vehicle

The truck is a 1992 ford f-350 with a 7.3 power stroke diesel. The thing is set up with a trailer package and a beast. It is an old state highway truck then our city had it and I bought it from them.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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I would be very careful about using this truck. It has been my experience that when a state government sells a vehicle to a city, and then the city sells it, most of the good use time is long gone. It will likely tow your trailer, but how safe will it be? Are the brakes good? Is the suspension/tires shot?

Back in the day that we used old Highway Patrol cars for our police cars, when we got rid of them, most had to go out on the hook of a wrecker.
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As far as I know Dualies do not increase your towing capacity, they probably do the opposite because of the extra weight of the truck.
That's somewhat true ONLY if the SRW and dually have the same GCWR. Even then, when it comes to 5th wheels, the SRW truck will run out of GVWR before it runs out of GCWR - in other words, it typically can't handle the pin weight of the largest 5th wheel it can theoretically tow.

That is the primary numbers advantage of the dually. Even if they have the same GCWR (and most don't - the current duallies are rated higher), the dually can handle the higher pin weight of the larger 5th wheels without exceeding its GVWR.

All of the ratings matter insofar as the manufacturers are concerned. In the fine print of the chart where the maximum trailer tow rating (which is derived from GCWR) is shown is an admonition similar to the one Ram uses - "Additionally, the GVWRs and GAWRs should NEVER be exceeded."

By the way, I believe the 1992 F250 came with a non-turbocharged idi (indirect or prechamber injection) diesel that predated the PowerStroke engines.

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Yes, check the weights and all to be sure you are good BUT I have to say, this is ONLY a 25 FT 5th wheel we are talking about, unless that truck is ready for the salvage yard it should be able to handle that amount of weight without looking twice. JMHO!
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I towed a 24ft 5th with 90 6.2 GM diesel 1500 for 3 years and 25k miles all over the eastern states and Canada.
Opened the exhaust and installed K & N air filter and gained 15mph in the hills.
In 92 the 7.3 was king, go and enjoy.
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Nope this truck has not been sold abused and put away we. It still has a lot of good life left to it. I bought the truck two years ago and it has been very dependable since.
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You are right this is not turbo charged. I didn't know it had to be to be the power stroke. So yes it is direct fuel injected.
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I suspect it is an idi engine as the direct injection 7.3 Powerstroke wasn't introduced until mid-1994 model year.

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The 7.3L Power Stroke diesel was introduced halfway through the 1994 model year in Ford Econoline vans and Ford Heavy Duty pickups. It effectively replaced the 7.3 IDI turbo of which it shared nothing with other than displacement size.

The Power Stroke is an electronically controlled, direct injection engine with a 4.11 in (104 mm) bore and 4.18 in (106 mm) stroke creating a displacement of 444 cu in (7.3 L). It has a 17.5:1 compression ratio, and has a dry weight of approximately 920 lb (420 kg). This engine produced up to 250 hp (190 kW) and 505 lbft (685 Nm) of torque in automatic-transmission trucks during the last years of production, and 275 hp (205 kW) and 520 lbft (705 Nm) of torque in manual-transmission trucks.

The 1994.5 to 1996/97 DI Power stroke had "single shot" HEUI (hydraulically actuated electronic unit injection) fuel injectors and ran a high pressure oil pump (HPOP) to create the necessary oil pressure to fire the fuel injectors. This generation of Powerstroke utilized a (HPOP) with a 15 swash plate angle. 1994.5-1997 trucks used a cam driven fuel pump, whereas the 1999-2003 trucks used a frame rail mounted electric fuel pump. The California trucks in 1996 and 1997 had split shot fuel injectors; other trucks didn't get split shot injectors until 1999. Single shot injectors only inject one charge of fuel per cycle, whereas the split shot injector releases a preliminary light load before the main charge to initiate combustion in a more damped manner. This controlled injection helps reduce the sharp combustion 'knock'.

It utilizes a single turbocharger with a turbine housing size of 1.15 A/R. In 1999, an air to air intercooler was added to cool the charged air from the turbo for increased air density. The cooler, denser air would increase the horsepower potential of the engine, while also reducing exhaust gas temperatures (EGT). Eventually, the turbine housing was changed to a .84 A/R housing and a wastegate was added. With larger injectors, the HPOP output was increased by utilizing a 17 swash plate angle to meet the requirements of the new, higher flowing injectors.

The 7.3 L DI Power Stroke was in production until the second quarter of model year 2003 when it was replaced by the 6.0L because of its inability to meet newer emission requirements. Due to its popularity, nearly 2 million 7.3s were produced from International's Indianapolis plant
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What is the trailer towing capacity for your truck? Dual rear wheels allow you to carry more weight over the rear axle.
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I do not know what the weight my truck can handle. I called my local ford dealer and gave him the VIN he could not tell me what the weight was the truck could haul.
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