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Old 05-16-2016, 04:54 PM   #51
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Again, 3.73 Rear End, Max Tow and Max Payload are three different animals. Max Tow usually includes 3.73 or 4.1 rear end. Max payload has upgraded springs, axels wheels/tires. To haul a 5er with 4 people, the Payload Rating should over 2,100 (the receiver is 100+ for long bed, 250+ slider, 1,500+ pin now add people/gear 400+). A lot of dealers will say what's in the cab doesn't count or don't care and sell air bags.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:36 PM   #52
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I get tired of 1/2t bashers who've never towed a FW with one. These are not your grandfathers' 1/2 tons. I towed an 8400lb. FW with a 2004 F150 Supercrew, 5.4, 3.73, full towing package, for a few years. The previous owner did it with a 2002 F150 (don't know his specs).

A properly equipped 1/2t can safely pull a FW, within reason. I only towed up and down rte. 95 and no significant mountains but I believe it would have been okay.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:35 PM   #53
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I get tired of 1/2t bashers who've never towed a FW with one. These are not your grandfathers' 1/2 tons. I towed an 8400lb. FW with a 2004 F150 Supercrew, 5.4, 3.73, full towing package, for a few years. The previous owner did it with a 2002 F150 (don't know his specs).

A properly equipped 1/2t can safely pull a FW, within reason. I only towed up and down rte. 95 and no significant mountains but I believe it would have been okay.

Don't you know a 1 ton dually is needed to tow a popup?
Seriously, if I could have found a 5er to fit our needs to tow with my 2015 F150 I would have and not bought a 2016 F250. It was not the truck ~~ it was available 5ers and I'm too impatient to order one.
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Caveat: Upgraded transmission sump and cooling. Load range E tires. And this is the ONLY 5th wheel at 7800 loaded per scale and a 850 pound pin I would try this with. It does OK.

Upon arrival at a North Georgia State Park a guy asked me "Will that truck pull that trailer?"
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Upon arrival at a North Georgia State Park a guy asked me "Will that truck pull that trailer?"
After reading all the above, I'm a little surprised he didn't say "That truck will not pull that trailer.'
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Anyone out here successfully towing a fiver with a half ton truck? If
You are could you share what you are towing (brand, model, etc) and what
You tow with? I know there are lots of models out there that say 1/2 ton but I wanted some real experience. I have a 2015 F150, super crew w/ 6 1/2' bed, 3.5 EcoBoost and Max trailer tow package. Thanks !
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Not a 5er, but anything is possible with a properly equipt truck,
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I get tired of 1/2t bashers who've never towed a FW with one. These are not your grandfathers' 1/2 tons. I towed an 8400lb. FW with a 2004 F150 Supercrew, 5.4, 3.73, full towing package, for a few years. The previous owner did it with a 2002 F150 (don't know his specs).

A properly equipped 1/2t can safely pull a FW, within reason. I only towed up and down rte. 95 and no significant mountains but I believe it would have been okay.
I did the same for 2 years. The choice to move up was available and I took advantage of the new F 250 for a deal.
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I did the same for 2 years. The choice to move up was available and I took advantage of the new F 250 for a deal.
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Caveat: Upgraded transmission sump and cooling. Load range E tires. And this is the ONLY 5th wheel at 7800 loaded per scale and a 850 pound pin I would try this with. It does OK.

Upon arrival at a North Georgia State Park a guy asked me "Will that is truck pull that trailer?"
So your pin weight is between 10% and 11%? Never heard of one that low, that even low for most TT. I know they recommend 15 to 25 percent 5er pin weight. How does tow with that low of pin weight? No chucking?
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