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Old 01-26-2004
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Default 5.9 Liter Cummins for towing

I am considering purchaseing a used diesel pickup. I would like a 4X4, extended cab in an older truck. I will be towing numerous trailers, 5th wheels, that will be generally under 30ft in length. I would also say that weight will be in 2-6,000 lb weight category. Will the 5.9 have enough power, and will an auto tranny be sufficient, I would rather drive an auto, however if less headaches I would consider a stick....

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Old 01-27-2004
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Default Re: 5.9 Liter Cummins for towing

The 2003's came out with the 48RE tranny which is better than the 2002 and back 47RE. Make note though, to the best of my knowledge the 48RE's were installed after 2/03 so just beware that a few 03's had the older tranny. As for pulling a trailer weighing 6,000 lbs, are you kidding? It won't have any problem. I looked at used trucks at length before buying mine and if its in good shape a used one is damn near as much as new. You don't get the warranty, or get to break it in etc. If you want to find out more about the 48RE trannys go to the 3RD generation posts, theres a guy named Tim Holt who posts there and he is a transmission Guru.
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Default Re: 5.9 Liter Cummins for towing

Its important for us to know what model years you are interested in because the trucks are very different....any of them will have no problem whatsoever towing 2000-6000 pounds...
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Will it have enough power???? YOU BECHA!!! The only time I have heard about lack of power is when somebody is trying to pull 40,000+ pounds. I pull two trailers at the same time with a gross weight of about 16,000 pounds and I have outpulled a class A motorhome and I got 14 mpg to boot!! Yoou will be very happy with the Cummins. Go for it.
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Old 01-30-2004
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Default Re: 5.9 Liter Cummins for towing

Thanks for your input....I'll be keeping my eye out for a 4X4...anyone in southern Wisconsin have one for sale...let me know...!
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Default Re: 5.9 Liter Cummins for towing

A buddy of mine has '02 3500 dually that he uses as a hot shot truck. He is registerd commercially at 36,000 lbs and routinely pulls 27,500 lb load on a flat bed gooseneck. Power?, more than enough!
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Old 02-03-2004
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Default Re: 5.9 Liter Cummins for towing

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Originally posted by Tim Holt:
A buddy of mine has '02 3500 dually that he uses as a hot shot truck. He is registerd commercially at 36,000 lbs and routinely pulls 27,500 lb load on a flat bed gooseneck. Power?, more than enough! </div></div>No Doubt.....
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Just out of curiosity is towing that much weight (27,000lbs) legal with a 1 ton truck?
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