Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2016, 12:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 552
Ford F150 SuperCrew payload capacity

Advice? I'm in the market for a new (or new to me) tow vehicle and probably will buy a Ford F150 SuperCrew 3.5L Ecoboost 4x4. I'm getting the 4 door to carry passengers. To park it in my garage I have to stick with the 5.5' box. That limits the payload capacity to 2060#.

Our current trailer (21DK, below) has a GVWR around 5000#. We plan to upgrade but not to more than around 23' and 7000# (e.g., Rockwood 2304DS). We just don't want anything bigger.

We'll take that on trips including western mountains. I doesn't bother me if the gas engine revs up climbing high passes as long as it doesn't overheat and is operating within design specs.

With that in mind, am I correct in thinking the 2000# payload should be enough for a 750# tongue? Getting a 6.5' bed gets me another 800# but that's a lot of truck for what will be my daily driver in the city most of the time, and I can't park it in the garage.

As far as my payload is concerned it would be, at most, 700# in passengers, a 60# dog and couple hundred pounds in the bed. (Honda 2000 generator, gas can, and some personal gear.) More likely the passengers load will be half that.

Thanks
__________________

__________________
Chris Cowles, Gainesville, FL
- 2000 Coleman Mesa
- 2014 Shamrock 21DK
- 2005 Dodge Durango Limited 4x2 5L V8 Hemi
- 2016 Ford F-150 SCrew Lariat 4x2 3.5L V6 Ecoboost
chriscowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 09:24 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 95
That would be the XLT with the 23 gal. tank, 7000 lb. GVWR. Mine has the 36 gal. tank with 1830 payload and I tow 7800 loaded. Need a good WDH with sway control.
__________________

__________________
Seachaser186 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 09:29 AM   #3
Site Team
 
acadianbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,836
Look around the lot and check the yellow payload sticker on similar vehicles. I think you will find that most are nowhere near 2,000 lbs. More likely 1,500 to 1,600.
__________________
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp297/acadianbob/IMG_2757.jpg
2012 F150 FX4 Ecoboost, 2016 Surveyor 274BHS
2003 Yamaha FJR1300, Demco Premiere Slider
1969 John Deere 1020, 1940 Ford 9N, 1948 Ford 8N
Jonsered 535, Can of WD-40, Duct Tape
Red Green coffee mugs
acadianbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 10:05 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
KMP44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Central New York
Posts: 910
My F-150 has a rated payload around 1800 and our Roo (23IKSS) is pretty tongue heavy, so when I weighed it loaded we were right at the max on the rear axle. Well under the max tow rating, but maxed out on payload, which is pretty common for a 1/2 ton. It tows, handles, and stops nicely - no complaints there. Personally, I plan to go with a 3/4 ton gasser for the next truck just to get the payload up around 3,000 lbs. Trade-off is its not an ideal daily driver, but I only drive about 15 miles a day for work.


I think for what you have now and what you think you might buy, you would be fine with an F-150 EB, but I would make sure it has the max tow package from the factory. The F-150's have a huge range of payload when you start looking at the door stickers.
__________________


2005 F-150 FX4
2013 Rockwood Roo 23 IKSS
KMP44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 10:21 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 95
3 posts and already; the truck he is talking about it more than capable of towing this camper. He does not need a 3/4 ton truck.
__________________
Seachaser186 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 01:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seachaser186 View Post
3 posts and already; the truck he is talking about it more than capable of towing this camper. He does not need a 3/4 ton truck.
X2
__________________
Marcel & Jenne
Kemptville, ON
2014 Rockwood 8282WS
2015 Ford F150 Eco-Boost
BusyRetirees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 01:26 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seachaser186 View Post
3 posts and already; the truck he is talking about it more than capable of towing this camper. He does not need a 3/4 ton truck.
x3

....as long as it is the ecoboost....
__________________
2012 Ecoboost Screw, 3.31 (yes....really) rear end.
2016 Flagstaff 26FKWS, about 7500 loaded
Retired AF Mustang.....Picker always looking to jam.
Major Oz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 01:29 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
f5moab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,847
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seachaser186 View Post
3 posts and already; the truck he is talking about it more than capable of towing this camper. He does not need a 3/4 ton truck.
Just wait....
__________________
Trailer: Lifted 228BH, heavy duty springs and Yokohama tires DELAMINATED ROOF
TV: 2016 GMC Sierra Z71 4x4 CC, SLT
Spare TV: Two Alaskan Malamutes

Living somewhere in ID; previously lived in Moab UT; previous to that, don't ask!
f5moab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 01:39 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
mike.t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Norcal
Posts: 1,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seachaser186 View Post
3 posts and already; the truck he is talking about it more than capable of towing this camper. He does not need a 3/4 ton truck.
No one said he "needed" a 3/4 ton. One person mentioned he is going 3/4 ton next time.
__________________
2015 Salem 27RKSS
2015 Ram 2500 CC 4x4 Cummins
55' Chevy Bel-Air
Burgers on the BBQ and a cold beer
mike.t is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2016, 02:26 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 95
And I mentioned the particular truck the OP was talking about was more than capable of towing that camper. He is talking about the 7000 lb.GVWR Package with the 3.5 EB and 2000lb. payload.
__________________

__________________
Seachaser186 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
f150, ford

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 PM.