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Old 06-07-2014, 01:41 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Watarski View Post
I'm pretty sure the F150 will be capable, I just don't want to feel undergunned when I'm towing in mountains and/or long distances. Opinions welcome!
A suitably equipped 1/2 ton will lug the Grey Wolf just fine. We've been tugging a bigger TT with a 1500 Dodge for going on four yrs and that includes a half dozen trips through the Rockies to and from the prairies to the west coast. Just remember one of the golden rules of RVing... don't be in a hurry.


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Old 06-07-2014, 05:11 AM   #12
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Why all the must have more than a 1/2 ton for a 6,000 pound trailer? Really???

A properly equipped 1/2 ton will do just fine. Check the payload numbers along with all other numbers and take your time.

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Old 06-07-2014, 06:49 AM   #13
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Depends on the 1/2 ton...many have tow ratings in the 5-7500 range unless properly equipped then you can get 9500 area.

Which sounds like a lot...we have a sliverado 1/2 ton properly equipped...payload is 1500lbs give or take 50 depending on how full the gas tank is.

My, wife, kids, dog are 600 lbs. tongue weight is 750-800. Guess what that adds to? We're at the put bikes, firewood, grille, etc in teh truck and we're over.
And this on a TT that FR markets as 'mid-size SUV towable'

Our TT is ~6300lbs rolling down the road. So yeah, a 1/2 ton is close to the limit.

Remember that power isn't the issue - it's braking, handling, wear and tear, safety margin, comfort while towing.

I CAN tow my 6x12 cargo trailer with my subaru outback...and my boat is under the limits for it too...but why would I want to try that? Just to brag that I can do it?

If I'm gonna spend $40k on a TV and 25k on a TT why not spend $3k more and get a 'better' TV?

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Why all the must have more than a 1/2 ton for a 6,000 pound trailer? Really???

A properly equipped 1/2 ton will do just fine. Check the payload numbers along with all other numbers and take your time.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:59 AM   #14
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a properly equipped 1/2 ton will be fine with that setup. Since you will probably find yourself upgrading like the rest of us do, get the bigger truck for that reason so you aren't replacing truck and trailer at the same time.

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