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Old 06-14-2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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Can my truck handle this ?

Planning a trip from Ga to Maine this summer pulling my new Surveyer 294 QBLE. Tow vehicle is a 2004 F150,short bed, 5.4, 3.73 rear, 4x4. Am I asking too much from my old warhorse ?
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:27 PM   #2
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I'd say you're pushing it...
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:23 AM   #3
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Read the Ford 2004 towing guide, it will give you info you are looking for....

https://www.fleet.ford.ca/resources/...s/2004_All.pdf
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:28 AM   #4
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You're right at the top end of that TV's capabilities but you should be ok with a good WDH and some patience.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:39 AM   #5
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Hook up take your time and enjoy the ride and you and your truck will be fine. You aren't gonna win any races but your towing so who cares.


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Old 06-15-2015, 10:55 AM   #6
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I wouldn't be concerned with being able to pull it. Concentrate more on how it can handle it (swaying & etc.) and most importantly 'Stopping' it.


You will be pushing the boundaries of it's stopping capability. While any tow truck can lock up on less than ideal road conditions you could experience it a lot faster.


Like others have said get a WD hitch. If your trucks squats any amount in the rear when hooking up then you just lost some front wheel manuveribility (front is lighter) and braking power (again front is lighter). bring that truck back to level or even give it a little nose dive. To fix that get you some helper rear springs or better yet adjustable rear air ride.
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Planning a trip from Ga to Maine this summer pulling my new Surveyer 294 QBLE. Tow vehicle is a 2004 F150,short bed, 5.4, 3.73 rear, 4x4. Am I asking too much from my old warhorse ?
Last season, I was pulling a JayFlight 24RKS which grossed about 7100 with a '07 F15o SC, 4x4, 5.7, 3:55 LS with a Leer cap. By the time, I loaded all the "other stuff", fuel equalizer WDH and us, I figured we could easily be doing 8,000. Towing capacity of the F150 was 8300. Doable, but, you can't have too much TV.

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[QUOTE=Pauls Toy Hauler;893925]I wouldn't be concerned with being able to pull it. Concentrate more on how it can handle it (swaying & etc.) and most importantly 'Stopping' it.


You will be pushing the boundaries of it's stopping capability. While any tow truck can lock up on less than ideal road conditions you could experience it a lot faster.

Towed trailers are equipped with their own braking system, correct? Just asking
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I would invest in LT tires if not equipped presently. That is the single biggest stability upgrade you can make. Make sure you have proper tranny cooler. I towed a 32 ft Rockwood with a similarly equipped truck (2009 5.4l Triton) at Max capacity and no trailer tow package. It worked.
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I wouldn't be concerned with being able to pull it. Concentrate more on how it can handle it (swaying & etc.) and most importantly 'Stopping' it.


You will be pushing the boundaries of it's stopping capability. While any tow truck can lock up on less than ideal road conditions you could experience it a lot faster.

Towed trailers are equipped with their own braking system, correct? Just asking
They assist...not replace.
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