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Old 05-01-2014, 02:09 PM   #81
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The VIN #s are different- that's not the same camper.
Excellent catch
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:16 PM   #82
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I need some clarification on the tongue weight. I understand that it should be 10-13% of GVWR, but is that number static? Say the TT is 6536 GVWR, so tongue weight is ~850lbs. But what if I load my trailer and I'm only at 6000 lbs. Does my tongue weight now change to 10-13% of what my actual load is, ie ~780 lbs now?

EDIT: And tongue weight based on the GVWR also would include any batteries/propane since I'm counting the gross right?
GVWR is EVERYTHING.

Tongue weight should be 12.5% of your actual weight; not to exceed GVWR.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:06 PM   #83
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I towed a Roo19 with a similar 2012 F150 ecoboost. I have the standard 7200lb gvwr with 3.55 gears. Use a equalizer wdh. Pulled it 5000 miles on a four week trip across the southwest (TX, NM, AZ, CO). Never had an issue with the combo. Overall averaged10.5 mpg. Worse was pulling west through Texas into a steady 20-25 mph head wind. 6.5 mpg for those 350 miles. Going through mountains was not a concern at all. Set cruise for 65 and truck held speed both up and down. Truck would auto down shift to hold speed on the way down. Engine breaking was pretty effective for a gasser. Didn't go through Cumberland pass, but still hit some 6.5-7% grades. Our hitch weight was roughly 550lbs. Had a lot packed into it. Like most others state, get tongue weighed if you are concerned. You can always use the home scale trick if you do not have a tongue scale
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:43 PM   #84
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Just a quick bump to the thread. I had actually pulled the trigger on the truck and then was lucky enough to exchange it a few days after to one with a max tow pkg and higher payload, everything else being equal (except the truck is now black). Here's a pic:



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F150 Ecoboost 4x4 XLT pkg. Tuxedo Black. 3.73 gears. #7700GVWR, #1766Payload, 157" wheelbase, 6.5' bed.

Love this truck and should have no problems pulling the trailers we're looking at.
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Just a quick bump to the thread. I had actually pulled the trigger on the truck and then was lucky enough to exchange it a few days after to one with a max tow pkg and higher payload, everything else being equal (except the truck is now black). Here's a pic:



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F150 Ecoboost 4x4 XLT pkg. Tuxedo Black. 3.73 gears. #7700GVWR, #1766Payload, 157" wheelbase, 6.5' bed.

Love this truck and should have no problems pulling the trailers we're looking at.
Good call. A lot of the eco beast trucks actually have very low payload capacity. I'm envious...enjoy

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That's a nice truck!
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