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Too much for the old girl????

Discussion in 'Towing and Hauling' started by Haulinhorse, May 26, 2020.

  1. Haulinhorse

    Haulinhorse Registered User

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    So....hooked up the goose neck trailer(no horse or extra water tank) to my 88F250 7.3 IDI and went to the weight scales at truck stop. This was my print out Steer axle 3720 lb.

    Trailer axle 5320 lb

    Drive axle 5100 lb

    Gross weight 14140 lb

    Keep in mind the horse is at about 1100 lb and whatever 80 gals of water is will be added. My question is.... is this too much for the old girl... I know the hills are gonna be slow, but we don't have too many of them where I go. The seller I got the truck from said should be no problem but I am now finding out he was a dolt!!!!!If I have to I will get a smaller trailer cause I like this truck a lot!!!!
    Give me some feedback on your thoughts.
    thanks in advance
     
  2. Thewespaul

    Thewespaul Supporting Vendor Supporting Member

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    With a few upgrades it will handle that weight fine, I would start with some good gauges for egt, boost, and coolant temp, then look into performance upgrades at classicdieseldesigns.com
     
  3. Dane Rickford

    Dane Rickford Full Access Member

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    I think that your rig should be just fine with that with that amount of weight after you get the proper gauges. I’ve been towing 6 days a week with my gross weight varying from 10,000- 21,500 pounds.
     
  4. chillman88

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    I think you'll be fine. You may find you want a turbo before too long, but I've hauled that much with my 91 down 15 up and down the hills from NY to Lancaster. Use your head and you'll be fine.

    Make sure you have good trailer brakes. There's plenty of upgrades if you find yourself unhappy with the truck.
     
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  5. Oledirtypearl86

    Oledirtypearl86 Full Access Member

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    Keep pulling bud
     
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