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First time f150 tow -any advice?

 
Old 05-07-2012, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Pes949 View Post
On the post with all the detail I would just be careful about "straddle the tongue". This can be very dangerous should the hookup not be done right. Have a friend stand in the bed of the truck and look over the closed tailgate but be sure to be clear in case the tongue does fly up.
Exactly why I suggest double checking the hookup first. I personally haven't taken a nut shot yet but I have driven a vehicle onto a trailer that wasn't secured. Scarey stuff. Nothing and nobody was hurt but the dude that hooked that one up got his *** chewed pretty good. I always check the hookup before loading now. Doesn't matter if I did it myself just a few minutes previous.

Still, I suppose you don't need to straddle the tongue, just have your head looking down the center. The straddle just makes it easier to keep perspective. I forgot to mention in the first post that its not a bad idea to have a few hand signals worked out before you start. Usually just need "slow", "stop", "go back", and "it's all gone wrong and I'm getting out of here!!!"
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just updated the thread to say that the truck did perfect. I even got 14mpg going there and 9 on the way back (downhill vs. uphill). 800 miles in one day pulling the heavy uhaul and my 3000lb cobra on top of it and zero hiccups. couldn't have asked for more and very proud of my truck. averaged 70-75mph most of the way. cobra made ok power on the dyno but has more in it after I fix the spark blowout issues. thanks to everyone for their help
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so what is OK power? we want to know! man just like a good book leaves you wanting moor ha ha.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:54 PM
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load it up check everything TWICE and run the the hell out of that 5.4
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Lock man ur awesome hit the nail on the head # thumbsup
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by blueovelboy View Post
so what is OK power? we want to know! man just like a good book leaves you wanting moor ha ha.
it made 709rwhp, but it's got more in it before I turn up the boost and go for broke
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it made 709rwhp, but it's got more in it before I turn up the boost and go for broke
wow good numbers! sounds like a work in progress
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Holy crap that is some serious power! You should supercharge your F-150 so you have two high horsepower vehicles!
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