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Old 01-30-2016, 05:33 PM   #61
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Ikk sorry am new and didnt realize I was on a thread-sorry.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:45 PM   #62
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I don't understand the manufacturer tow ratings. A dually has a much greater rear axle weight rating but the same gvw and gcvw, in turn giving you LESS capacity due to the fact the dually weighs more. I could load my entire payload capacity right on the bumper and not exceed the rating of the rear axle. What gives?
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:13 PM   #63
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Hi everyone,we bought a 2015 flagstaff superlite 27rlws travel trailer in July. I pull it with my Ford 2014 f150 4 wheel drive super crewcab with 3.5 ecoboost with factory tow package and weight distribution hitch. I have had several people say I do not have enough truck for the trailer but it does fine here in Kansas and Missouri. The dryweight on the tt is 6443 lb and when I did the math seemed like I was fine. Did I screw up somehow? All comments welcome hehe.
You are probably fine but if you want to confirm that you're within the ratings for your F-150 (GVWR, GAWRs and GCWR), use this website and take your (loaded ready to camp) trailer to the nearest CAT scales.
Actual Weights - Travel Trailer/Bumper Pull Weights from CAT Scales - Towing Planner

Your tow ratings can be found here:
http://www.fleet.ford.com/towing-guides/

Check the yellow sticker on your drivers door for exact numbers for your vehicle.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:13 PM   #64
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:02 PM   #65
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My 2006 F150 5.4L had a max towing capacity of 8,900#; my Rockwood 2102W had a loaded capacity of near 7,000#: nearly 2,000# less than max towing capacity. With only a 4 spd tranny and no tow/haul the F150 was always searching for a gear even when I took it out of OD.

I really liked the F150 but it was too light to be used to haul a 7,000# TT.

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Totally agree, my Chevy has 9000 pound tow rating and it could not handle 5000 adequately.
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:05 PM   #66
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I have a 11 f350 diesel srw extended cab long box with the camper pag. I'm looking at a columbus 320rs. my guestion is the srw adaquate.
Pretty sure you going to be more than fine depending on your rear axle ratio but it shouldn't tell you in your manual
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Old 03-17-2016, 11:51 AM   #68
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Totally agree, my Chevy has 9000 pound tow rating and it could not handle 5000 adequately.
This is really interesting to me, I also have a F150 with the 5.4 and four speed. One of the big factors is gearing, many of the F150 for example had 3:55 gears and yes if you were pulling close to or even within 80 percent of your gross the trans would get overworked to say the least. I went to 4:11 gears with 235/70 16 tires and it works great, however fuel mileage when not towing will suffer a little bit. I believe the engineers gear vehicles for the best fuel mileage, not for best towing. Along with the lower gears the transmission runs much cooler.

I'm a retired truck technician and I do know suspension and gearing can make all the difference in the world. I also beefed up the suspension with air bags and torsion bar. I can pull 8800# now even though I don't pull that much I wouldn't be afraid to.
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Hi everyone,we bought a 2015 flagstaff superlite 27rlws travel trailer in July. I pull it with my Ford 2014 f150 4 wheel drive super crewcab with 3.5 ecoboost with factory tow package and weight distribution hitch. I have had several people say I do not have enough truck for the trailer but it does fine here in Kansas and Missouri. The dryweight on the tt is 6443 lb and when I did the math seemed like I was fine. Did I screw up somehow? All comments welcome hehe.
If it is working for you, why worry about what someone else thinks. There is a old saying, if it's not broke, don't fix it.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:31 PM   #70
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As somebody who likes to have a decent percentage of buffer...I scratch my head when I read some of the questions people have. The guy who tows a too heavy camper with his crossover SUV because he wants to go camping so bad but doesn't want to give up some size. And he's got his family of 5 packed in it!

Not only are you putting your family at risk because you're too stubborn to look at real world numbers, or because the guy at the stealership said it would be ok, or that you're just to naive to know.....but guess what?!? They're the ones passing me at 75 while I have my wife and son in the right lane going 65. I want to get to my destination safe too....I've done my research and have all the right equipment....People come looking to see if they're doing the right thing....hear that they're not and continue on as if they've heard everything they wanted to hear.

Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.
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