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Old 03-24-2016, 08:10 PM   #1
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HELP I need towing advice

I have a 2013 Ford F150 Ecoboost with a 3.31 rear end. Tow capacity is 9,100.
I am wanting to purchase a 2016 Surveyor 24.7 BHDS.
It has an unloaded weigh of 5836 lbs, and a cargo capacity of 1745 lbs

At first glance, I think I will be fine, but as I do more research, I am starting to have doubts.

It will be myself and 3 children riding in the vehicle. The salesman says Im good to go. I have read many towing posts trying to figure it out myself and am running in circles. Can anyone answer definitively either yes or no?
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:00 PM   #2
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SSminnow,
I'm in the same boat you are. I am considering the purchase of a new EB Ford 150 and want to tow the same trailer or one similar in floor plan and weight.
I hear talk on here of a 20% window for towing as a safety margin.
Your tow capability 9100 lbs.- 20% = 1820 or 7280 lbs.
Your TT fully loaded 7581 lbs. So your a little overweight.
The truck I am looking at shows a tow capability of 11,400, but even at that I am considering a 3/4 ton.
Another thread has started on here about 3/4 tons. Some good intel.

RMc
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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I am not an expert but a quick look at the 2013 EB brochure with what you gave us (2013 EB 3.31 with 9100 tow rating) and I'd say you would be fine. You need to take a closer look at your payload in your truck. A quick look shows you have a payload around 1600lbs. You subtract the TT tongue weight and then subtract your passengers (not you) and any gear and the resulting number should still be within that payload number. Like I said, I think you will be good to go.

Marty

2011 F150 EB with 3.55 rear and tow package.
2703WS TT
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:46 PM   #4
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I am not an expert but a quick look at the 2013 EB brochure with what you gave us (2013 EB 3.31 with 9100 tow rating) and I'd say you would be fine. You need to take a closer look at your payload in your truck. A quick look shows you have a payload around 1600lbs. You subtract the TT tongue weight and then subtract your passengers (not you) and any gear and the resulting number should still be within that payload number. Like I said, I think you will be good to go.

Marty

2011 F150 EB with 3.55 rear and tow package.
2703WS TT

I agree with Marty
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