Could really use some straight forward answers to our dilemma.
We just bought a 2015 Jayco White Hawk Summit Edition 27DSLR 30ft TT....Dry Weight is 6000...Total GVW is 7500
Problem is we have a 1999 Ford F150 SuperCab XLT with only a 4.6 Triton/4 sp auto/3.55 axles and it does have the HD towing pack.
The GCVW though is only 11,500.
We know we will not be able to tow this trailer with this truck so we are trying to find in the next 4 weeks an acceptable replacement.
My first question is this: Can a 2005-07 Ford Expedition (XLT/Eddie Bauer) tow this TT with a 3.73 axle and a 3-valve SOHC 5.4 Triton V8 (rated at 300 HP)? We are really on a budget and can't spend more than $8500.
If not, could we buy another Ford Truck/SUV in the 2005-07 year range (F150/250) that could tow this trailer safely and through the Baker Grade, Siskiyou Mountains and Cascades? We really need help!
I have gotten so many different grey areas looking online at other forums and websites and now we are even more confused. Any help or your own experiences towing a 7000 pound TT and a 5.4 engine would be greatly appreciated!
Thank You So Much! Stephan & Sally