Hi Kevin,Welcome to the Heartland owners forum. We have actually a good bunch of persons here and also I"m certain you will certainly get plenty of replies.Enjoy the forum and hopefully you sign up with our household soon.Jim M
We tow ours with a dodge lamb 3500 drw. Us did upgrade our sheet springs though. Simply a thought. Girlfriend will absolutely have to clock what you placed in it. Ours 4100 king"s detailed dry load was means under the yes, really dry. By the time you add 2nd a/c upgraded fridge and also genny - you"ve included a lot. We were over weight with just a full tank that water. We went through and got to escape of every little thing that wasn"t totally necessary - and also we are earlier down to the weight where we have to be. I don"t recognize the load rating for your truck - but you are right. We witnessed someone towing a very big triple axle weekend warrior fifth wheel with an F250 today. Most likely okay. But maybe no the safest. You will acquire lots the opinions- mine is don"t carry out anything you"re not comfortable with. Study your axle ratings top top the behind axle for sure, and also check her gcwr because that the truck. Sweet without the trailer but loaded because that travel- then weigh empty to watch what you can really placed in it. Then, hope welcome to having actually a Cyclone! and enjoy it. We love ours!!
I recognize that asking this concern will likely open increase a can of worms as there room a lot of diverse opinions ~ above this topic. The being said, I have a 2002 F350 7.3L SuperCab DRW through 60K soft mile on it. We space going to but either a Cyclone 4100 or 4000 Elite. I have actually seen numerous lesser trucks cruising the interstate through these rigs and also seemed to it is in doing simply fine. If i cannot pull among these toy haulers v this truck, then i guess this life is not in the cards for us as we need a large rig because that our large family.Does anyone have thoughts ~ above this details TV pulling a cyclone?Thanks much,Kevin
I drove a 2000 F-350 SRW 7.3L for 220K miles. It to be a splendid truck and also was never ago at the dealer because that anything. I marketed it come a friend who drove it for numerous miles prior to he sold it. Not certain what gears friend have, but 4.10"s would certainly be a plus. Mine had 3.55 gears and also struggled a little bit in the hills. With that said, I just pulled heavy a hefty gooseneck a couple of times. Probably approximately 16K. I understand you claimed yours is a DRW, but the payloads, torque, and also horsepower have came a lengthy ways since the 7.3. The tranny would be the ony thing I would be pertained to about. The E4OD didn"t have a an excellent reputation although I never had any issues with mine. Ns am pulling a 4100 with a 2013 DRW, and also it does well.
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Haven"t looked increase the specs ~ above the Cyclones you are looking at, but we have a 2002 7.3 that we pull our 15,000 lb. (loaded) huge Country with. I, personally, would not walk heavier, yet it walk fine with our rig. Brakes would be your best concern. If you have actually a share transmission, the is the various other weak spot. Should manage the load fine if girlfriend aren"t full-timing or pulling a most long tough hills. We"ve gained a expert rebuilt transmission in our van (preventive, together the initial tranny was still pulling fine) and are running a gentle tow song with transition strategies matched to the rebuilder"s specs. If you save it in ~ or under 65, mileage will be in the 9-11 mpg variety (running weights comparable to ours).
The ideal information i can uncover for your truck is the the towing volume is only 12,500 pounds. Clearly the Cyclone will certainly be means too lot for your truck together is. But I have good news for you. The limiting variable of weak springs and also brakes because that towing heavy trailers like the Cyclone deserve to be overcome with the Automated safety and security Hitch System. Because you have actually low mileage on the truck, and also I have the right to only i think it"s in great working condition, it may be less expensive to store your truck and get the Automated security Hitch System. Walk to http://safetyhitch.com to find out more. I have actually personally evaluate this system and also I strongly recommend it.
I have been in the Elkhart/Goshen area because that over 10 job now. There space a preponderance of twin Rear Wheel Diesel pickups ~ above the roads with commercial tow sticker labels on the sides, towing new towable/fifth wheel rigs to the dealers throughout the country. I can"t discern any kind of preponderance the Chevy"s, Dodges, or Fords. BTW, i asked among these chauffeurs if the towing pickups were equipped with exhaust gas temperature gauges, due to the fact that I have committed $350 to have actually one mounted while i am here. The male I talked to had actually never watched one, and also didn"t think they were set up on any kind of of the fleets of van they use to haul brand-new towable RV"s.
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An EGT gauge is never ever a poor thing to have. However, if you space running stock, friend should usually never have any type of problems with over-temps. Share tuning won"t push an ext fuel in than the engine have the right to handle. The all precludes miscellaneous semi-catastrophic prefer an injector failing and also dumping fuel in, etc.