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Old 03-26-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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I am considering a 2216 but unsure if my new F-150 5.0 will handle it. I have the 3.31 rear end and will also have my 1200 lb. Teryx inside.
the official dry wieght is 5400 and my total rig would be around 14,000 lbs loaded, which is 500 over the listing on the Ford website. All that said, does anyone have a similar rig and can share real world compatibilty?

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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I would pass. In fact, if it were me, I wouldn't pull anything over 70% - 75% of what my truck was rated for. I was in the same position you were with my I traded up my TV. My Tundra is rated at 7100 lbs and I was right around 6500-7000...sure it pulled it but I wouldn't expect the truck to last long.

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Who manufactures the 2216 ??

What engine and cab/bed configuration for your truck ??

What is a Teryx ??

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:21 AM   #4
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You should be able to safely pull what you vehicle is rated for. I am pulling a roughly 9000# trailer with my F150. It is rated for 11,200#. I have not yet put it on scales but I am guessing I am approaching my GVW and may be over my rear axle rating slightly. I would guess most people are exceeding their GVW's before they exceed their tow ratings, especially the folks pulling 5th wheels. If you exceed any of your vehicles ratings you are assuming some risk. It depends on your comfort level. There are many people pulling huge 5th wheels with F150's and Tundra's that must be carrying twice the payload their trucks are rated for. They maybe comfortable doing it, but I am not.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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Maybe I should have said, "your vehicle can safely tow what it is rated for." If you as the driver are not comfortable, then by all means don't do it. I have seen F450's pulling small trailers than I do.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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Here is another factor. If you exceed your vehicle's rated capacity, and then you have an accident, you may assume additional liability and potential criminal charges. It's a world full of litigation and I wouldn't take the chance.
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FYI, you do not only assume additional liability, you assume all liability as you INS provider will refuse to cover the claim, then sue you if required, for improper usage of the vehicle (knowingly loaded over MFG specs, and creating an unsafe condition), this is their out, your policy has a clause requiring you to use the vehicle in a proper manner and within the law. Over weight is not within the law.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:26 AM   #8
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New truck? That was the first mistake. ALWAYS pick out your trailer or 5er before shopping for your TV. You don't have to buy it first but get a good idea of weights. We started looking at 24-28' trailers and thought about the SUV route. We ended up with a half ton towable 5er and glad we waited to get the F150.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #9
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Pay attention to the post by Toby above. To heavy! Ford says that my 2011, F250, diesel, longbed, CC, 2 wheel drive, can tow a 5er of 16,200 lbs and I would not want to tow anything over 11,000 lbs with it. You may be able to tow what the towing guides say, but not me, been there, done that.

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