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Old 05-18-2011, 03:03 PM
metzgers3 metzgers3 is offline
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I have an 02 3/4ton with the 5.9L gas, and any type of steep/semi-steep hill kicks its ass! My trailer is probably 6260lbs dry 5th wheel and from a take off my truck is awesome but once the wind and a hill gets in front of her she struggles. I know aftermarket mods will help but not willing to spend that kind of money to gain 5mph on a hill. If i were you and can afford it I would go at least a 5.9L if not go V-10. Either way if you are looking for a tow truck fuel mileage isn't really a big concern.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:26 AM
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My 98 5.9L V8 towed a full size Bobcat and 1000 lbs trailer handeld it fine just the brakes started to burn or melt
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