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Ford F-150, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Towing, Truck
#27 of 46 Super Duty History.
Jun 01, 2007 (11:35 am)
Prior to the 05 Superduty, Ford had 3 truck frames. F-150, F-250/350 and F-450/550.
Obviously this was expensive so for 2005, they put the F-250/350 on the F-450/550 frame with lower rated springs and axles. Hence the increase in towing capacity.
#28 of 46 Best 1 ton dually diesel for pulling heavy rv
Dec 18, 2007 (5:35 am)
Trying to figure out which 1 ton diesel dually Dodge or Ford is the best for pulling a heavy rv. Any information on vehicles would be appreciated. Stick or automatic.
#29 of 46 Re: Best 1 ton dually diesel for pulling heavy rv [bulldog6]
Dec 23, 2007 (8:29 pm)
Are you kidding? You obviously have not done a test drive yet. hehehe Drive the Dodge first. The F-350 makes the Dodge seem like a 30 yo work truck.
Also always use automatic for towing. The clutch is a weak link.
Mar 23, 2008 (2:34 pm)
I have an aluminum 2 horse trailer which I tow with my 1999 ford F250 7.3 diesel.. Complete weight of the trailer with the horses in it are about 4000 pounds, Now I am looking to put a Lance cabover in the bed of the truck weighing about 2000 pounds, Would I be able to have the cabover and pull the horse trailer without boosting up the rear suspension?
Thanks for any help I can get!!!
#31 of 46 F350 TOWING PROBLEM
Mar 28, 2008 (4:25 am)
I HAVE A05 F350 PSD 4X4 AT;WHILE TOWING 5TH WH. IT STARTED TO MAKE A CLANKING NOISE BETWEEN 50 & 60 MPH ON A GRADE NOISE STOPS BELOW 50 OR ABOVE 60 ANY IDEAS WHY.TRUCK SEEMS TO NOT PULL LIKE I THOUGHT IT WOULD. FIRST TIME PSD OWNER....
#32 of 46 2001 F-150 4x4 pickup
Sep 19, 2008 (5:06 pm)
I have a 2001 F-150 4x4 and while pulling our other truck out of the yard, I heard a pop and now the truck doesn't go into reverse. The fluid doesn't look burnt and it goes into park and drive, but when put into reverse I hear a buzzing noise. Any ideas ?
#33 of 46 Leaf Spring numbers
Apr 03, 2009 (5:27 pm)
Can someone tell me the number of leaves are on a "stock" 2004 F-250 supercab.
I just bought one used and it seems abit "up there". I may be 6'1" but there's less of me below the belt than above so it's abit of a hop up. Should get some runnin boards but...
Just joined so I'll say Howdy as well.
#34 of 46 2001 F-250 Super Duty Towing problems
Apr 13, 2009 (10:20 pm)
I have a 2001 F-250 Super Duty with the 5.4 liter eng and 4:10 gears. I pull a 29' coachmen travel trailer. My foot is always to the floor with this thing. One the high way going with traffic I can average about 65 MPH. On other roads I average about 57-60 MPH. People tell me that this is enough truck to pull this without a problem but it's very hard to pull the trailer. I even put a larger XSMN cooler on the truck, because the fluid would get so hot and push out the front seal. Has anyone experienced this problem with this truck? Some people say that I should get a stronger built XSMN?
#35 of 46 Re: F-150 Towing [softstor]
Apr 19, 2009 (2:37 pm)
I have a 2004 Ford F-150 FX4 with a 5.4 V8 and a 3:73 rear gear. I have pulled a 3 axle 22' trailer weighing about 2300 lbs... On the trailer was a 1991 Mitsubishi Montero 4 door with a curb weight of 3800 lbs. I had tow this vehicle over 4 mountains about 90 miles and had no trouble climbing these mountains with a speed of approx. 40 mph. Given that it did pull this fairly easily, I would not do this very often. I guess that I am to easy on my truck.
May 13, 2009 (12:43 pm)
I have a 01 F250 7.3l diesel and I tow a 31' travel trailer 5000lbs max. I notice if I try to maintain hwy. speeds of 70 it seems like it is over reving with trans out of overdrive. Pulls good in od but I don't want to burn up trans. Any thoughts?