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Old 05-21-2016, 06:16 PM   #1
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I'm submitting to the weight police!

I need some help with my weights. My wife is about to embark on a roughly 1000 mile round trip by herself and I want to make sure she will be OK with the TV I have now. TV is a 2014 f150. I vote that she uses a f250 but I'm not sure.








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Old 05-21-2016, 06:23 PM   #2
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I feel the F-250 being heavier will pull easier and less strain and fatigue on the driver.


Just my opinion.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:58 PM   #3
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Is the F150 overweight though?

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Old 05-21-2016, 08:04 PM   #4
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You are really close if not over. Was the truck/trailer loaded for the trip? Full of gas and passengers and water/propane/clothes/food etc
You truck is not a Max Tow or Max cargo version of the truck based upon the CCC 1359 and the GVWR of 7200. What equipment does the truck have?

Your Truck hitch is above tongue weight.

What Trailer?
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:38 PM   #5
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While waiting for answers to B and B's questions, some would argue / contend that you are already over Rear GAWR. It seems that the WDH is about right; moving 360# of the 1000# of tongue weight - 260# to the steering axle and 140# to the trailer (40# scale deviation). I'm tired, so someone check my math. WW
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:44 PM   #6
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Xlt with 3:55 gears. Intergrated brake control. Stock goodyear wrangler 18 inch tire. The trailer weighs 7140, the truck was about 1/2, I do have the 36 gallon tank. For the first half of the trip it'll just be her and her clothes which are 200 lbs. Her second half of the trip she will pickup 3 or 4 passengers weighing around 300 a more experienced driver will drive. She drove today with the f150 and seemed to handle it pretty good. They plan on getting the necessities near the venue and will have to leave everyday to get water. Always keeping the weight to a minimum.

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Old 05-21-2016, 09:01 PM   #7
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Front end with the wdh is 37.50 without 37.25. 40psi in all of the tires. A higher rated tire is an option. The trailer is a 279rbs. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-21-2016, 09:39 PM   #8
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XLT is trim package not equipment Package. You are Over Weight and without knowing the equipment package like Factory Towing Pkg, type of hitch you are using etc.
What engine? V8 5 L or 5.4 L won't give you towing capacity you need a Ecoboost for that.

You are 7200 not 7650 which is Max tow. I assume you have passenger tires and the trailer will wag the truck down the sway and instability. Been there myself with the same truck weight you have. I did have a better factory hitch so the tongue weight was not an issue.

The minute you add 4 people they have stuff, this adds to overload situation. Experience drivers does not add Cargo Capacity.

If you have the F 250 use it.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:42 PM   #9
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If a 250 is available, why ask? Just use the 250..
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My apologies. The truck is the ecoboost 3.5L 4x4. There is a better hitch? I had already thought about changing the tires.

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