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Old 03-16-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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7700lbs travel trailer

I currently have a 2014 Ford F-150 XLT super crew 5.0 3.55 axle ratio. I bought a 2012 Cherokee grey wolf 28bhks in jan 2017. I have been trying to get straight answers about towing the trailer. In different forums, I have heard many different positive/negative stuff about my truck towing 7700lbs travel trailer. Can some please give me a straight honest answers about the 2014 F-150 XLT Super crew 5.0 3.55 axle ratio with the 7700# towing package. I recently took a picture of the label on the hitch of my truck. The label shows standard towing with a max weight of trailer is 5,000lbs and 500lbs tongue weight, and with a weight distribution hitch the max trailer weight is 10,500lbs and tongue weight of 1,050lbs. Is that an accurate trailer weight and tongue weight for the hitch receiver using a weight distribution hitch? I would think Ford would put an accurate gvwr and tongue weight on the label, as if they were inaccurate, Ford could be sued if it would happen to fail. Would I be right to assume this? Any help would be appreciated.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-16-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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What's the trailer's tongue weight and what is your truck's payload capacity?
By the way, your pic is of the receiver. The hitch goes in the receiver.
The weights on the receiver are what it is rated for alone and has nothing to do with your truck's specific ratings.
So if you exceed the reciver's ratings, it's on you, not Ford.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:45 PM   #3
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I think every truck with a factory class 5 hitch has that exact same sticker on it. my 2014 GMC Sierra 2500HD Diesel says the exact same thing. I'm towing a 2018 Cherokee 304BS and loaded probably just south of 10,000 lbs.
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The sticker on the hitch is only what the receiver hitch itself is rated for, it has nothing to do with what your actual truck is rated for.

Depending on options, your truck has a MAX tow rating between 7,500 and 8,000 pounds. This drops as you add people and gear to the truck. So, with multiple passengers and a bit of gear in the truck your tow rating could drop quite a bit. Payload capacity is the other concern.

If you have your combo weighed when itís ready to go and the weights are below the limits and it tows comfortably then just go enjoy the trailer. However, if youíre over in any of your weights then you need to think about how to address that.
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I looked in the 2014 Ford brochure for your vehicle. With your configuration you have a towing limit of 7700 pounds if you have 4 wheel drive and 8000 with 2 wheel drive.. The hitch has a higher limit but that does not increase the limit of your truck. That same hitch is probably used on a variety of different trucks. Stay below the 7700 pounds.
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I looked in the 2014 Ford brochure for your vehicle. With your configuration you have a towing limit of 7700 pounds if you have 4 wheel drive and 8000 with 2 wheel drive.. The hitch has a higher limit but that does not increase the limit of your truck. That same hitch is probably used on a variety of different trucks. Stay below the 7700 pounds.
His payload or trailer's loaded tongue weight will be the limiting factor.
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i have a have the husky tow Center Line TS 800-1200 weight distribution hitch, that the dealer sold me, when i bought the trailer. the trailers tongue weight is 752lbs, so around 875lbs with the propane tanks and battery. my travel trailer GVWR is 7700lbs fully loaded. the unloaded trailer weight is 5244lbs. I usually put 1575lbs in the trailer including the propane and battery weight. So Im about 800lbs under the GVWR of the trailer and max trailer weight towing capacity of my truck.
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i have a have the husky tow Center Line TS 800-1200 weight distribution hitch, that the dealer sold me, when i bought the trailer. the trailers tongue weight is 752lbs, so around 875lbs with the propane tanks and battery. my travel trailer GVWR is 7700lbs fully loaded. the unloaded trailer weight is 5244lbs. I usually put 1575lbs in the trailer including the propane and battery weight. So Im about 800lbs under the GVWR of the trailer and max trailer weight towing capacity of my truck.
Is the 752lbs loaded or dry?
You also didn't post your truck's payload capacity. What's it say on the driver's Tire and Loading door sticker?
It'll say something like "Occupants and cargo should not exceed xxxxlbs". Driver counts as an Occupant.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:36 AM   #9
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the 752lbs tongue weight is from the brochure. I don't know if it's dry or loaded. I was told that is without propane tanks and battery. The sticker on the door jam of my truck says payload is 1552lbs. I know occupants count as payload. So 5 people, about 590lbs, and 3 bikes in the bed, about 120lbs.
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A good place to start for getting good answers here would be for you to post a picture of the tire and loading sticker on the driver’s side door jamb of your truck.

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