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Old 02-08-2016, 12:19 PM   #11
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I have a f150 3.7 eng and I tow my grey wolf 26 RR and it weight 6000 just fine do you a towing package on your truck
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:22 PM   #12
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That's correct...The third weight lets you see that amount being transferred to the front axle. Helps you make sure you are adjusted the best possible way for optimal weight transfer.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:53 PM   #13
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For some of the more experienced towers on here...Does the 3.31 rear end seem like a high ratio for towing? I've always had 3.92 or 4.11 in my trucks since owning a camper. Could that be what is causing it to "struggle" to stay at 65?
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:21 PM   #14
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I have a 2013, F-150, V6, non ecoboost. Our TT comes in a little under 3800, dry. Tows fine! Make sure you have the tow/haul button in and away you go.
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Having just sold my 2013 F150 EB, I can attest that they do have power and can pull, however, they just don't have the torque to pull at highway speeds up hill with a load near capacity.

It ain't no race car, but if you take your time, it'll get there.

3:31's are definitely more of a highway gear.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:24 PM   #16
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Towing/brakes

We have a 2011 F150 and a TT that weighes in at 5300 lbs. According to our truck numbers we are good for up to 9000 lbs. We do use the tow/haul button which makes sure you get maximum rpm value in a shift. A friend of ours manages a Ford dealership and recommended a factory brake controller as it works better with computer in truck with trailer brakes.... if you are unsure about what your truck can handle ask the local Ford dealer. Happy trails to you!
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:28 PM   #17
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Off the top of my head you're okay. But, check the 2013 Ford Towing Guide online, find your truck and get its towing specs. If you don't have the tow package I strongly recommend you add at least a transmission cooler. I assume you know already you need a weight distributing hitch. Consider also that you should upgrade your truck tires to load range E.
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Old 02-08-2016, 06:34 PM   #18
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If one always tows with a WD hitch why is weighing the TV without it relevant?
The weight without wdh gives you an easy way to calculate true tongue weight and true trailer weight without the wdh messing with the calculations. Remember the wdh transfers weight to the front axle and back to the trailer.
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Thanks everyone for all the feedback. Feeling better about it already. My truck had the towing package already (trailer brake, receiver hitch and 7 way plug). I doubt I have the transmission cooler but I'll have to look at the paperwork from when I bought it. I did get a weight distributing hitch installed and I use the tow/haul mode so I guess that's all I can do other than upgrading the tires and taking it to a weight station. Thanks again for all the input and this site is already proving very valuable for a first timer.
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I just traded in a '13 F150 5.0... We've got a bit bigger trailer - 28BH, about 8000# rolling and loaded, I figure.

Truck handled it fine - knew it was there, but would cruise highway speed fine. Air up the rear tires, and good to go. WDH with sway (equalizer e2) all the time.

Put on about 3500 km last year; so about 2000 miles, I guess?

Having a fairly short wheelbase, compared the the trailer length, gusty cross-winds were a bit white-knuckle sometimes.
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