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Old 05-22-2016, 11:13 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by asquared View Post
The ecoboosts you see are HD with max tow and rated much higher than your truck. Many of them are still running over payload but owners have chosen to do so.

As shown above you are overweight. It is up to you if you want yo upgrade and be within weight or not. We can only answer based on the data provided. Personally, I have towed overweight and based on the experience I had in the mountains of NC and,VA, I will never tow overweight again. I am the wife and I drive our rig 98% of the time. I would not let my DH drive with the weights you show but again, that is me not you.

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Old 05-23-2016, 07:49 AM   #22
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I see folks trailer RV's and racecar trailers with the ecoboosts all the time with 10000# on the back and go on and on how they do "ok" when in reality the trailer is nearly twice the weight of the truck and that is a recipe for disaster both in control and longevity of the drivetrain nor can they maintain any sort of speed on even the slightest hill.

I have towed trailers large and small with trucks ranging from V8 Dakotas to 1 tons with diesels and I can tell you without a doubt, go bigger whenever possible. Just because the numbers say it can be done, doesn't mean it should. Driver fatigue, emergency stops or maneuvers, drive train wear, engine and trans temps, tire and wheel bearing temps ALL figure into pushing a bad situation for trying to save a few bucks or "just get by". Headaches just aren't worth it.

Throw an F250 in front of that thing and you never needed to type this question. If the bigger truck is available or the financial means are there, upgrade and move on without a doubt and enjoy the trip without worry.

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Old 05-23-2016, 08:01 AM   #23
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From a Former Ecoboost owner

If you get the HD version with 8 ft Box, extra lug axle and larger tires it can to out at 2400 lbs CCC.
These trucks are scarce and only available in prior 2015 years. They are not selling them yet in the new body style.

I towed a Trailer Travler 1000 pin weight 9000 VWR with EcoBoost with HD Tow and CCC package. The yellow CCC was 1900 lbs.
We upgraded to a Fifth Wheel whose pin weight was 1900 lbs loaded ready to go. You do the math, I was over significantly. In non mountain towing It goes quite well and if you run the trailer brakes at high effort and higher than normal setting stops just fine. i was able to upgrade to real TV with minimal cost $7500 to be exact due to the surge of people wanting tricked out F 150's and a mis ordered super duty sitting on a dealers lot for 9 months.

It will move and will it stop your trailer, is it safe (totally your call). I believe by the information many have provided you can make a informed decision that meets your needs.
Adding in a inexperienced driver I would think this would factor into this.
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:08 PM   #24
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Bigger is better

I bought a Wolfpac 28WP with a dry weight of 7,700 lbs and I have almost the same truck as you and I can tell you it is not enough truck. I bought this toy hauler to take my bike with me and there is no way I could put a big Harley in the back and feel safe. My last several trips out if I encounter any steep grades the transmission is slipping trying to get up the hill. Bigger is always better.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:31 AM   #25
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Not enough info in the OP, and I'm feeling too lazy to see it came in a later post. But if the F150 is going to be used, the WDH is not set up correctly.
Front "Steer" weight:
Truck only = 3500
With trailer, no WDH = 3060
With trailer, with WDH = 3320

That 3320 should be as close to 3500 as possible (back to stock front loading). You need to transfer a LOT more weight, which will also help remove some weight from the rear axle, helping with some cushion to the rear GAWR.
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:33 AM   #26
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ERR on the Side of Caution...

My next door neighbor's sister and his brother-in-law both perished trying to use a smaller truck to pull a larger travel trailer, one that exceeded the ratings of the truck. If I recall the story correctly, they were going down a large hill on a paved road and the trailer started swaying back and forth and this caused them to lose control and crash. Both of them died. This is a 100% true story.

If you were to ask him about it, he would definitely urge you to go with a bigger truck, and have a margin of safety.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:13 PM   #27
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The gvw only apply to the truck so with tongue weight and all the stuff in the truck including people can not exceed the gvw. I have towed a 6500 lb trailer with a f150 for years and have have no problems at the weight scales
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Old 06-02-2016, 02:32 PM   #28
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Personally I'd opt for the bigger truck. It's a much safer vehicle to tow with as most come with 10 ply truck tires designed for towing and not those weak sidewall street tires. Another thing is the axle(s) and brakes are larger and can handle more heat and stress. My F250 has an oil and transmission cooler which most F150 vehicles need to have a towing package of some sort added to be comparable. You can never go wrong having too much truck.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:00 PM   #29
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My bad my f150 did have tow package and 10ply tires I now have an f250 which does tow better
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:10 PM   #30
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It's not hard to see the advantage of a heavier truck for safety and durability. The 150 must be newer?

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