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Old 12-30-2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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yet you have a 3/4 ton. My point exactly. I drive a 1 ton diesel to tow 8000, but a 5th is in our future. Yours in half ton towable. I'm referring to models that are 9000+ empty with GVWR ratings of up to 12k. That's ridiculous.
I bought the truck new in 2010 the trailer in 2013.
Trailer is the first one we found that met both of our needs.
The 1/2 ton tow rating is debatable as I have not weighed it fully loaded.

Upside to the 3/4 ton, Chances are very good I will not need to upgrade it to handle the next trailer.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:32 PM   #12
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I bought the truck new in 2010 the trailer in 2013.
Trailer is the first one we found that met both of our needs.
The 1/2 ton tow rating is debatable as I have not weighed it fully loaded.

Upside to the 3/4 ton, Chances are very good I will not need to upgrade it to handle the next trailer.
Just giving you a hard time. I would definitely rather have to much truck for the job. Bought my 1 ton diesel to prepare for the future 5th. Now I am only limited to what will fit where we like to camp and what my wallet allows
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #13
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Just giving you a hard time. I would definitely rather have to much truck for the job. Bought my 1 ton diesel to prepare for the future 5th. Now I am only limited to what will fit where we like to camp and what my wallet allows
I did not take it hard, just posting the facts.
I think it was about a year after I bought the truck I had to pass on a deal because the 3/4 was not big enough and I kicked myself down the block and back because I did not buy the one ton.

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Old 12-30-2013, 08:06 PM   #14
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The limiting factor on my truck is the rear axle limitations. As mentioned earlier not all fivers marketed as a 1/2 towable will work within the limitations of your truck. Also check check the load limit of your rear tires. There is a lot of good information on towing with a Ford 1/2 ton on f150forom.com.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:28 PM   #15
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From a half ton tow guy.
There are plenty fivers with dry weights that'll be fine to pull with a big v8 half ton, but the weight they put on your rear axle and suspension system is where you have to be most concerned. You'll sag and bottom out on bumps unless you have airbags, and of course, while they'll fix the sag problem, they don't increase your weight limits. Be watchful of pin weights.

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you shouldn't have to add air bags to keep your bumper off the ground and be mindful of your pin weight if the trailer is rated as half ton towable. Either it is or it isn't. Just a sales pitch so people look at it and go "oh look honey, we can tow this with our truck"
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