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Old 03-04-2015, 04:58 PM   #15
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My 35's are rated at 3475lbs @ 75 psi. My mechanic who is a master tech and a powerstroke specialist and also tows with lifted trucks told me I would be just fine. I just need to change my tune. He tows a 15000lbs trailer all the time and he has 38's on his F350. As far as handling, I pulled a 9000lbs bumper pull from Virginia to Texas and back and it handled just fine. No problems at all. Though I do value everyone's opinion, I think for now I am going to listen to my mechanic. That being said I will not lift my next tow vehicle.
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:46 AM   #16
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My 35's are rated at 3475lbs @ 75 psi. My mechanic who is a master tech and a powerstroke specialist and also tows with lifted trucks told me I would be just fine. I just need to change my tune. He tows a 15000lbs trailer all the time and he has 38's on his F350. As far as handling, I pulled a 9000lbs bumper pull from Virginia to Texas and back and it handled just fine. No problems at all. Though I do value everyone's opinion, I think for now I am going to listen to my mechanic. That being said I will not lift my next tow vehicle.

I can tell you there is a hell of a lot more towing experience on this board than your mechanic has. Your choice you can listen or not! You did ask the question.

I have personally seen many rigs like yours heading West past PalmSprings to LA after a weekend in the Desert end up on their side because a gust of wind hit them! They all had lifted rigs with big tires because it looks cool!

For your sake and others I hope you never have to say "I wish I would have listened to you" !!!
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:12 PM   #17
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I have no dought that there is more towing experiance on this board than my mechanic has, no dought at all. I too hope for my sake and everyone else's that nothing like that happens. I hope no one takes what I said as if I don't think you know what you are talking about because that is not the case. I would not have asked the question if I thought I was going to just get a bunch of BS answers. All I am saying is I don't have the money for a new tow vehicle rite now. So for the time being I am going to have to make the one I have work and do it as safe as possible.
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Hmmm - There are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are very few old bold pilots.
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After much thought, I would like to apologize to everyone for my negative feed back. I am very new to the world of towing a 5er and was just shocked at all the responses I got. I do value everyone's opinion as ya'll have way more experience than I do. I would like to continue to be a part of everyone's discussions and soak up the wisdom if ya'll will have me.
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After much thought, I would like to apologize to everyone for my negative feed back. I am very new to the world of towing a 5er and was just shocked at all the responses I got. I do value everyone's opinion as ya'll have way more experience than I do. I would like to continue to be a part of everyone's discussions and soak up the wisdom if ya'll will have me.
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Every one has to learn, there is a lot of advice on these forums you just need to take it and do what works for you.

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I will, thank you.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:32 PM   #22
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We all have been there. I respect your response and hope you find a solution for your dilemma. Keeping the rear tires at max will help. As for the tune, you will find that the transmission is the weak link now so be careful how much power you try to put through it
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I will keep that in mind. Thanks for the advice.
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This may be a dumb question but why did you raise your truck?
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:58 PM   #25
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6" lift and 35s is nothing for this truck combined with that trailer. I have the same setup but a 7.3. It has towed a 35' 5er for thousands of miles and now has a heavy cabover camper and a flat bed behind it.
Sure regearing would help tremendously but its not a requirement. 2 things to consider imo:
1: like said get some GOOD tires. i just had one blow out on me, not fun and caused a lot of damage to the truck. i now how have 80psi load range E tires.

2: be very careful with a tuner on that 6.0. Im not sure if you are aware but the 6.0 has major headgasket (among other) issues, especially once tuned. You can tune it and gain 150hp, but not for long because your headstuds will strecth due to the added combustion pressure.
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Look at the ford towing specs. You are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle.
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This may be a dumb question but why did you raise your truck?
Narampa the truck was lifted when I bought it and I did not have my 5er at the time
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6" lift and 35s is nothing for this truck combined with that trailer. I have the same setup but a 7.3. It has towed a 35' 5er for thousands of miles and now has a heavy cabover camper and a flat bed behind it.
Sure regearing would help tremendously but its not a requirement. 2 things to consider imo:
1: like said get some GOOD tires. i just had one blow out on me, not fun and caused a lot of damage to the truck. i now how have 80psi load range E tires.

2: be very careful with a tuner on that 6.0. Im not sure if you are aware but the 6.0 has major headgasket (among other) issues, especially once tuned. You can tune it and gain 150hp, but not for long because your headstuds will strecth due to the added combustion pressure.
Thanks for the info. That makes me feel some what better knowing there is someone out there who has done it and had no issues. Yes I am aware of the problems the 6.0 has. The tunes that my mechanic got me are built for 6.0's with factory head studs so we will see how good they are. I am hoping to get it bulletproofed around October so hopefully she will hold strong until then and I won't have to worry about it.
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