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soundguy

02-19-2013 15:30:55
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if that backhoe has a loader.. get a 20' trailer. if no loader.. 18' is what I would reccomend. 16' would likely work.. but be a tight fit.. and may not ( probably won't ) let you get tounge weight orrect.

if you have a GN ball.. don't be afraid to get a 24' GN traler and drive in luxory.

a 16' trailer and that f250 for a N or 00/small 000 is fine..

having more is almost always better.. thus the 18' rec.

5k payload means you are right onthe edge of a 7k trailer.. however.. most 7k trailers will be abound 2kweight and that is 16'. going 18 and you are on the edge.. thus i reccomend a 10k trailer ( if gn.. go 14k )

ps.. you will be getting a tandem axle.. not single.. and make sure yours is legal per brake requirements of your state. most now want all axles braked. some allow 1.

you will also need a brake controller.
. if your truck is wired for 7 pin already.. you are pretty much there, though you may have to put in a couple relays under the hood. your ford is new enough that you can hit a walmart and buy the plug for under the dash.. plug it in, and then plug in a brake controller.

if you are only wired for a 4 pin flat, then you need to run a couple more wires. 1, power wire from brake controller for brakes. and also a breakered or maxi fused line for power tot he 7 pin. both of those can easilly be run downt he rail of the truck with some zip ties.. the 14awg trailer wire packs is fine for this.. double insulated usually. find the 4 flat and union your 7 pin onto it.. that way you have both.

your f250 is a fine truck for the load.

one question.. i read 7.3 and 250 and just assumed a 7.3 psd and since you said auto, that would mean 95.5 or later.

is that what it is.. or is it the 93.5-94.5 7.3IDI w/ATS turbo? or the previous? 89-93.5 NA 7.3?

all will have the guts to pull an 18-20' 10k trailer... the 7.3NA might take a lil while to get up to steam on the interstate.. but will make it. the 7.3 turbo and the 7.3 PSD will be fine even at interstate speeds.

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William Fissell

02-19-2013 16:11:33
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 Re: Towing Questions/Refs in reply to soundguy, 02-19-2013 15:30:55  
Sounder, thanks for the information

1999 F250 with the turbodiesel. 222k miles.

Fergie backhoe has the wheels set wide -like 7 feet wide....



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soundguy

02-19-2013 16:31:07
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 Re: Towing Questions/Refs in reply to William Fissell, 02-19-2013 16:11:33  
a 99 is not commonly called a 'turbo diesel' it is the powerstroke. ( yes.. it is a diesel with a turbo.. etc.. ) but the powerstroke is a completely different engine build than the 2 previous 7.3's

the 7.3 turbo diesel was built only from 93.5 to 94.5 prior to that was the NA 7.3.. after that was the powerstroke.
This post was edited by souNdguy at 16:33:12 02/19/13.

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William Fissell

02-19-2013 18:06:52
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 Re: Towing Questions/Refs in reply to soundguy, 02-19-2013 16:31:07  
I sit corrected.... it does say powerstroke on the fender. I'm not "for certain" how powerful this particular powerstroke is....



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BillM (OH)

02-19-2013 19:03:31
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 Re: Towing Questions/Refs in reply to William Fissell, 02-19-2013 18:06:52  
I tow my camper (GVW=14K) with my 2000 F-350 DRW Powerstroke and it does the job, as long as you have the wallet to feed it. Brings it right up the Fancy Gap hill on I-77 at 60-65, (as long as it's not too foggy). Camper weighs almost twice as much as the truck, and I stopped it once starting down hill at 65 when the trailer brakes disconnected just with the truck brakes - did have to wash out my undies on that one though. I have used my friend's 22 foot trailer to haul tractors and implements on the interstate using chains and tighteners (wired or taped shut) with no problems - I do stop every so often and retighten - also use a 2 inch strap across the tranny on the tractor in addition to 4 corner chains. You should be fine with the Powerstroke - best truck Ford has made - later models not so hot IMHO.

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William Fissell

02-19-2013 19:08:23
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 Re: Towing Questions/Refs in reply to BillM (OH), 02-19-2013 19:03:31  
Thank you! And I've been on that stretch of 77 running from Cle to Columbia....



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soundguy

02-19-2013 18:19:25
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 Re: Towing Questions/Refs in reply to William Fissell, 02-19-2013 18:06:52  

a powerstroke 7.3 will pull real good. they wo't race into traffic like a race car but they pull good.

I have a 350 and 450 DRW.. I pull a GN deckover with BT trailer and have pulled my buddies e350 stretch conversion ( 16 passanger) van home from being broke down in georgia. the van was long enough that it was nosed up to the front frame and rear was just a couple feet off the beavertail. we ran interstate speed home with no problems on power. I got a big scoop on top of my 450 that was pulling that one. 4.88 rear end and 19.5" rims. I included a pic of the rig.

in short. I love those 7.3psd engines.. you will have no power problem..

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William Fissell

02-19-2013 18:25:59
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 Re: Towing Questions/Refs in reply to soundguy, 02-19-2013 18:19:25  
Interesting... I had noted that it was a little slower into traffic than my subaru :) but when the pedal is put down- it GOES.

is this following the document i should work off of for TN?

http://www.tn.gov/safety/dlhandbook/11cdl03.pdf



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soundguy

02-19-2013 18:29:20
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 Re: Towing Questions/Refs in reply to William Fissell, 02-19-2013 18:25:59  
can't help ya on TN stuff.

in florida.. under 26k and no cdl.. as long as not for hirte / commercial ( farms are now commercial..e tc.. )



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