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Old 05-13-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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1/2 Ton Fiver Towing

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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oh boy, here we go
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according to other eco boost owners your set to go with any 5'er you want lol
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I am. Pretty much maxed out but handling it down the road like a dream. can't hardly tell it's back there.
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I PM'd you. We just completed a 5,500 mile trip.
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Not a 5er, but anything is possible with a properly equipt truck,
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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 !
I am towing a Flagstaff 8528IKWS with a truck like yours. We have pulled it to Texas & Louisiana from Michigan with no problems. I have added the Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) and E rated tires (see my signature).
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:13 AM   #8
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Problem is pin weight of fifth wheel and cargo carrying capacity of your 1/2 ton.

If you get a max tow package with heavy duty cargo carrying capacity, you should be find towing smaller/lighter 5th wheels.

Just because a fifth wheel weights 7500 lbs doesn't mean you can tow it if you have only 1500 lbs of cargo carrying capacity and dry pin weight is 1300 lbs.

Save yourself the headache and get a 3/4 ton. I tried the fiver with my F150 ecoboost and I'm not driving a new F350.
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:34 AM   #9
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Looking at an F250 gasser. Just can't see the extra $8K for the diesel. I've had 3 F250 strokers and an F350
Dually gasser. They all towed very good. Good thing my cousin is a Ford dealer !! LOL!!
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