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Old 10-05-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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Can this be safe??

On our way home from the Amana rally we are in a cg in Kansas. Talked with a man today that said a friend of his pulls a 30 foot TT with a 2015 Ford 150 with Eco boost. Can you do this and be safe and is this prudent??
I ask this as I have never pulled anything bigger than a utility trailer behind a pickup.

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Old 10-05-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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Its as safe as the guy who set it up and is driveing it as long as its not over gross.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:54 PM   #3
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"I ask this as I have never pulled anything bigger than a utility trailer behind a pickup."

Not being a wise ass, but Boy Howdy ... look over at the opposite lane on the highway ... there are bunches of us pulling RV's with pickups. There are lotsa ultralights in the 30' range legally towable with 1/2 ton pickups.
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It is probably safe as any...... As long as the trailer weight is under the capacities of the truck. A 30 foot trailer does not sound unreasonable for a F150 Eco boost.


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Old 10-06-2015, 07:47 AM   #5
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That's what I wanted to know. Don't know much about pickups any more. Have never owned a TT and last pickup was back in 1976.

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Old 10-06-2015, 08:27 AM   #6
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A thirty footer isn't that big really. Many are pulling 34' & 35' tts with half tons. Depends on trailer weight, hitch weight, truck and engine capacities, which all vary greatly.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:46 AM   #7
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Last week I was camping across from a family and I struck up a conversation. He was pulling a fairly long New Salem TT with superslide. I asked if the f-150 ecoboost crew cab had the hd tow package. He did not know. I asked what the trailer dry weight was and he asked how can you tell? I showed him the yellow tag on the door. 8275 lbs dry. I remember my first experience looking at used TT's at Lazy Days and before the salesman even showed me any RVs, He wanted to know what I planned to pull it with. He punched my truck specs into the computer and told me what would be safe to pull. Sometimes I see trucks speeding along the interstates and it reminds me of the trucks in the movie "The Grapes of Wrath".
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:04 AM   #8
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As you can see, I have a Ford F-150 ecoboost. BUT....it also has the HD trailer tow package. The 5th. wheel is 32'. I keep a sharp eye on anything and everything that is loaded in the trailer being careful not to over load which is easy to do.
Never travel faster than 65 MPH as most trailer tires are rated at 65 MPH top speed.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:30 AM   #9
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Go to the Ford site, look up the truck year and get the towing specs, then buy a TT that will not exceed the truck's capacity. ford.com/towingguides
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Last week I was camping across from a family and I struck up a conversation. He was pulling a fairly long New Salem TT with superslide. I asked if the f-150 ecoboost crew cab had the hd tow package. He did not know. I asked what the trailer dry weight was and he asked how can you tell? I showed him the yellow tag on the door. 8275 lbs dry. I remember my first experience looking at used TT's at Lazy Days and before the salesman even showed me any RVs, He wanted to know what I planned to pull it with. He punched my truck specs into the computer and told me what would be safe to pull. Sometimes I see trucks speeding along the interstates and it reminds me of the trucks in the movie "The Grapes of Wrath".
Sounds like you got one of the few salesmen that actually cared about weight limits, etc.
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