Lets See a Pic of Your tow rig and trailer.

Jman78CJ7

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2006
Location
Stoneville NC
Put the ol 7.3 to work this weekend with a 35’ gooseneck I borrowed to tow to URE. Very happy with how it towed but braking could be improved.
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Croatan_Kid

How's your hammer hangin'?
Joined
Nov 4, 2007
Location
New Bern
Are the brakes not that great on the OBS Powerstrokes? or is it that the trailer doesn't have very good brakes? That's just a damn good looking truck. Not too much of anything and not really missing anything. I like the color too.
 

Jman78CJ7

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 10, 2006
Location
Stoneville NC
Are the brakes not that great on the OBS Powerstrokes? or is it that the trailer doesn't have very good brakes? That's just a damn good looking truck. Not too much of anything and not really missing anything. I like the color too.

Thanks, never been a Ford fan but love this truck. If it were a crew cab I could put the family in I’d have zero complaints.
Back in February I did new Hawk pads up front and new shoes and hardware kit from Napa on the rear. Braking didn’t improve as much as I had hoped. Don’t feel like the rear do very much. The trailer brakes were not the best, but the guy I borrowed the trailer from normally tows it with a totter home built on a semi chassis. So he probably had no idea if they worked or not. On our 42’ fifth wheel I could feel a whole lot of braking from the camper.
 

CLRracer

Mopar Nut
Joined
Mar 20, 2005
Location
Archer Lodge
Put the ol 7.3 to work this weekend with a 35’ gooseneck I borrowed to tow to URE. Very happy with how it towed but braking could be improved.
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Good looking set up. You were pulling into the Outpost as we were pulling out. My dad was in the motorhome with the yellow RamCharger.

Duane
 

jeepinmatt

At least half the people are dumber than the rest
Joined
Mar 24, 2005
Location
Stanley, NC

Lurch830

messin' with sasquatch
Joined
Mar 1, 2007
Location
Wilton, NC
Treated the tow pig to its yearly bath...looks better without all the dirt & dust on it!


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brengl1942

Active Member
Joined
May 13, 2015
Location
Hurdle Mills
Just acquired this beast, which will be my tow rig for my Willys when it is done. '96 K2500HD, 6.5 with lots of maintenance and upgrades. 14-bolt rear with 4:10 gears, 8600GVWR. It's getting a front end rebuild now, the shocks were trash and it had some bad ball joints and lots of play in the pitman and idler arms.
I'm upgrading with Proforged ball joints, pitman arm, idler arm. Super Steer idler arm mount, Kryptonite tie rod ends, and a set of Bilstein shocks. Should get the steering tightened up again and ready for the road.

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