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Brand New Truck & Towing?

Quick question guys... My truck is only about 100 miles old, and I need to tow with it this weekend. The load is only a 12ft cargo trailer with about 1,500lbs of equipment in it...

Will this be ok???

Thanks in advance for your advice,
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It'll be fine, working the motor like that will help break it in even more.

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It will be fine. I hooked up to my 10,000 lb boat with 28 miles on it and it was fine. I have heard it's good for the rings
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It will be fine. I hooked up to my 10,000 lb boat with 28 miles on it and it was fine. I have heard it's good for the rings

Thanks for the info guys!!!

I will be hooking it up and heading outta town tonight.

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Technically, towing is not recommended during the first 500 miles, as AAM wants the gearset "broken in" during this amount of mileage. Between 501 and 1000 miles, the speed should be limited and varied in nature.

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my dads buddy got a new 6.7 next day he pulled a bacco around your fine
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You'll be fine. When Big Rigs are purchased do they just drive them around 1,000 miles or so before they load 'em up? Nah.
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You'll be fine. When Big Rigs are purchased do they just drive them around 1,000 miles or so before they load 'em up? Nah.

laugh

(thats me)

Its okay... My first diesel... I know nothing :shrug: , and would rather not screw up a $50K truck on the first weekend of owning it..

With all those stipulations and BS in the warranty book :deal: I just want to cover my bases before I do anything...

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I can definitely understand wanting to be careful.
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