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Old 12-13-2017, 09:29 AM   #1
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F150 instead of ram

Looks like we are going to get the 2018 F150 instead of the ram. Both are V8. Ford has 1800 Lbs payload, ram is 1500 lbs. both pull right around 9200 Lbs. The trailer we want has dry weight of 6500 and TW of 701. Will this work out ok? I have been asking a lot of questions and researching a lot as well. I just want to get it right.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:39 AM   #2
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I pulled just about the same weight with my 03 F150 5.3 for several years and pulled the same TT with a 13 1500 Silverado 5.4...both were Crew Cabs without any issues at all in 9 years.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:02 AM   #3
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The rule i have read is trailer loaded shouldnt be more than 80% tow rating. If thats 9000 lbs 7200lbs loaded give or take. The bed of the truck has a payload of 1800 now minus passengers, gear in bed and that will give you ur max tongue weight.
I would do airbags, did it on my 14 silverado 1500 and loved it. Traded up to a 2500 cause the trailer i wanted maxed out the 1500
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #4
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Dry weight does not provide enough information. What is the gross weight loaded on the trailer?

At 1800 payload and 9200 towing This looks doable but could come close depending on how you pack and how many people and what the gross weight of the trailer is.

I have 3 people with a similar weight trailer and payload (16 f150) but we pack heavy. I have less than 100lbs of payload left packing light. It was bad towing at first (pull was fine but lots of wiggle). I made adjustments to the WDH setup (never trust a dealer) and pack lighter now.

Lesson I learned is know how to tune your WDH when close on the numbers as it makes a huge difference. If you can manage with a lighter trailer or the bigger truck I would. I regret not getting a larger truck for the trailer I bought. The truck can pull it fine but it is a tight rope if your setup is not spot on.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:01 PM   #5
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My 2011 F 150 4 WD, Super Crew, 5.0L has been pulling about the same weight TT around the northern California Sierra, up to 10,000 msl since I bought it new. It pulls like a dream with between 10 and 12 mpg. Without the TT, my max MPG runs 20 to 23. It rides better than any sedan I ever owned. I would buy a new one, if I could afford $70,000.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:25 PM   #6
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I've got a 16 F150 Ecoboost with max tow. our 2018 Toy hauler 5th wheel is rated for just over 11,990 fully loaded Pin weight is 1700 lbs off the site.
UVW is 8,420 LBS.
The trailer will never see over 1100 lbs when loaded.
max tow for our truck off the Ford 2016 brochure is: Maximum Towing (12,200 lbs.) Payload (3,240 lbs.)

no issues towing... so even with the truck you are expressing interest in and the trailer you plan to haul you should be ok. IMHO
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Are you using a weight distribution hitch (WDH)?.
If you are, it sure looks like it needs adjusted. It is lifting the nose way too high. I tow with a very similar vehicle and very similar trailer and mine sits completely flat but I did have how to adjust the hitch a bit more than what they had set at the RV dealer.

I have a GMC with the 6.2L 6 speed and it only has issues on long 9% grades in 108 degree heat. I had to slow down and rev a little higher to keep the tranny below 220 degrees. I was fully loaded and at the end of a 400 mile drive.in a mountain range so I expect most trucks would have been a little hot. My theory is that thee higher RPMs allow the tranny fluid to move faster and cool better.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:31 PM   #8
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1800lbs payload is much better than 1500lbs payload.
More payload is always better.
That's why I chose the F150, over the Chevy/GMC, Ram and Tundra.
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I've got a 16 F150 Ecoboost with max tow. our 2018 Toy hauler 5th wheel is rated for just over 11,990 fully loaded Pin weight is 1700 lbs off the site.
UVW is 8,420 LBS.
The trailer will never see over 1100 lbs when loaded.
max tow for our truck off the Ford 2016 brochure is: Maximum Towing (12,200 lbs.) Payload (3,240 lbs.)

no issues towing... so even with the truck you are expressing interest in and the trailer you plan to haul you should be ok. IMHO
Those look like F250 numbers. Where did you get that? I want one.

My 16 f150 with max tow gets 1800lbs payload maybe 1900lbs without some options. I would almost be at payload with your pin weight. If you meant 150 then I want to know where you shop for your trucks and what I missed because I bought all wrong. Tow numbers are right fro f150 but payload is very high.
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Those look like F250 numbers. Where did you get that? I want one.

My 16 f150 with max tow gets 1800lbs payload maybe 1900lbs without some options. I would almost be at payload with your pin weight. If you meant 150 then I want to know where you shop for your trucks and what I missed because I bought all wrong.

Are you running Ecoboost with max tow or a different engine with lighter rear end?

I'm looking in another year for the Diesel F150 with max tow which is over 13,000 lbs towing capacity.

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