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Old 08-15-2016, 03:39 PM   #31
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LT tires add stability to the F 150 but run really rough dry. They do not add payload.
My 2012 F150HD came with LT and I've 4 years on them. I don't find the ride any more rough than my 08 XLT.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:42 PM   #32
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Your brakes and rotors aren't going to last.
4 years on my OEM kit on my 2012 F150HD. Just over 20,000 towing miles including up and down the East Coast from Ontario to Key West. Many, many trips through the mountains etc. I could have easily stretched them another 4 months or so.
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:46 PM   #33
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I recently purchased a used f150 with similar payload. These fords tend to get squashed easily in rear if overloaded.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:46 PM   #34
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LOL, Two years ago I sold my 08 F350 when we bought the Solera.... 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.
New F150 EBs actually have more tow capacity than my entry level 2011 Ram 2500 CC w/5.7 Hemi: (9,100 TC & 15,000 GCVW). My TV is my daily driver so I have considered "downgrading" to a F150 EB for better commuting mpg... However, we really need/use the extra payload a 3/4 ton provides.

Our Ram 2500 has a payload of 3,000. Empty our "1/2 ton towable" 31' TT is 6,500 w/tongue weight of 650, but loaded we're 8,000+ w/1100+ tongue. The F150 would only have about 500 payload left, which would be fine for just the DW & I plus our dog & some tools in the PU bed. However, we have 3 (growing) boys, generators, bikes, kayaks, firewood, etc. & like to keep it all dry under a fiberglass cap. Therefore we have an average payload of 2,500 & are close to our GCVW 15,000 (TV & TT combined).

So, IMO the F150 EB w/out HD upgrade would be fine for a couple w/out kids & TT in the 7,500 (loaded) range. IMO the EB engine is capable but make sure you have your WDH & TT brakes setup properly. Our Equalizer 4 1200 is dialed-in just right & it feels much like towing a 5er or gooseneck. We switched from the OEM brake controller to a P3 and feel a definite increase in safety/emergency braking. Ram replaced my Hemi under their no hassle powertrain warranty so I plan to keep her for a while 'cause it's all working well together right now...
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:34 PM   #35
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I have a 2016 F150 with Max Tow, 3.5 ecoboost, tow mirrors, etc. I tow a Surveyor SC321BHTS - bumper to hitch is 35.5 ft. Fully loaded is about 8,300 lbs and tongue weight is just over 1k lbs. while I am technically within ALL weight ratings on the truck it squats the rear ended by about 4 inches and I am riding on the bump stops for most of my trip.

I'm debating putting air bags on it, also debating upgrading to a 3/4 or 1 ton.

Not saying one way or the other, just passing on my experience.
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I pulled a 7200# TT with a 2015 F150 EB. Used an Equalizer 4 point hitch and was satisfied. Even though within all limits that truck was maxed out in capabilities. Me, my wife and 2 small dogs plus less than 70# additional in the truck was all I would want. knowing we would upgrade to a 5er we bought the diesel... now even the 5er pulls comfortably.
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Fx2...Look into the Super Springs, similar situation; it helped me.
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I have a 2016 F150 with Max Tow, 3.5 ecoboost, tow mirrors, etc. I tow a Surveyor SC321BHTS - bumper to hitch is 35.5 ft. Fully loaded is about 8,300 lbs and tongue weight is just over 1k lbs. while I am technically within ALL weight ratings on the truck it squats the rear ended by about 4 inches and I am riding on the bump stops for most of my trip.
This is interesting. We pull a very small 5er with our F150. We ARE within the specs for the truck; loaded and wet. My payload is 1820 and my wet pin is 1250. My truck only squats 1 1/4 inches with the 5er. I wonder if your squat is a function of the weight being so far behind the axle with the bumper pull.

We previously pulled a bumper pull trailer with a tongue weight of about 700 pounds. The truck squatted more with the bumper pull . . . .
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