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Old 08-13-2016, 09:02 PM   #21
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I have the exact same truck, same numbers, in a 2015. I am leaving in the morning heading to Colorado from Florida. My 27 foot Toy Hauler weighs about 7,800 pounds loaded with a tongue weight of 1,050 pounds. I added Michelin LTX Defender LT E rated tires. My combination works great for me. I am very happy with my F150 as a tow vehicle with my trailer.

That said, if I went with a larger trailer I believe I would go with a 3/4 ton truck. I use a Husky WDH and 2 friction sway bars. The ride and stability is very good but I get the feeling that I am close to the comfortable limits of the truck. Especially for the Rocky mountain trips I do each summer.

Last year I used the original Goodyear P rated tires and this year I put the LT tires on. It made a big difference. I don't get pushed around by big trucks anywhere near as much.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:45 PM   #22
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I have the '16 XLT 4x4 3.5 EB with the 355. My payload is 1830 with the 36 gal tank. So I would say I have a more than able tow vehicle. You are always going to get these guys with the 3/4 & 1 ton commenting on the F-150 posts.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:04 PM   #23
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LOL, Two years ago I sold my 08 F350 when we bought the Solera. Kind of wish I still had it but honestly I use this truck fairly often and it's much more to my liking than my Lariat F350 was. I drive mostly in sub 45mph areas and the darn thing was often in DPF cleaning mode. On the rare times I took it for a longer drive or pulled a load, it was fine. Do I wish I still had it... no. Maybe it's my dumb luck but when I fill with diesel, I can rarely find a pump that is clean and not covered in diesel. They may be amazing pulling machines, but you better keep the hand scrub close when filling.

Maybe in a couple of years when we are looking for a new layout, I will get a 3/4 or 1 ton. I think we are focusing on a few 7500 GVWR 31 footers that my F150 should pull with ease.

Thanks for all the posts. Lots of good info.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:47 PM   #24
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The published GCWR for your truck according to the manufacturer, LESS (-) the actual SCALE weight of YOUR tow vehicle with everything you will carry in the truck - full tank of fuel, driver and all passengers, trailer tongue weight, hitch, coolers, bikes, etc. leaves you with how much trailer (GVWR) you should be shopping for. Most people will overload the trailer so don't guess that you will only carry so much.

You should stay below all GAWR and GVWRs; and lastly all towing components have to not be exceeded (hitch, ball, etc)
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:58 PM   #25
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I'm not out bragging ,being arrogant about my 1 ton. I was just telling you my story with our new camper and us being nieve with the Saleman saying sure your 1/2 ton will pull that no problem. Yes it pulled that's not the issue and you guys will figure it out on your own. When your tranny temps run high for a long period it's doing damage. Your brakes and rotors aren't going to last. TRUST me I was in the same boat asking people on this site if my truck can pull this blah blah blah. I though I was good but a year later I upgraded trucks.
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Old 08-15-2016, 02:28 PM   #27
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Look at the little sticker on the door frame for payload, surprise. Then subtract you, wife, children, hitch and stuff in the bed from the sticker payload figure - that's suggested max trailer tongue/pin weight on the hitch. The max trailer weight is supplied by manufactures for the different truck styles/packages. State regs and manufactures also have weight limits for brakeless trailers, then trailer brakes are required.
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I don't have a dog in this thread but the only way my truck and camper will ever go across scales is if someone steals it and they scale it


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Not sure what this means. Weighing your truck and trailer costs about $10 and benefits you. There is no reason not to do it. It isn't like you are being monitored or anything.

Without weighing, you don't know if you are at, under or over weight(s).




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Not sure what this means. Weighing your truck and trailer costs about $10 and benefits you. There is no reason not to do it. It isn't like you are being monitored or anything.

Without weighing, you don't know if you are at, under or over weight(s).




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