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Old 04-24-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Looking for a TH, need to make sure my TR can handle it

Im new so bear with me, Im looking at getting a toy hauler. 06 Keystone NRG 26FS. Ive been looking at so many towing specs and different threads and cant determine if I can safely tow this. 05 screw 5.4 3.73. I got a 2.5 level in the front with the 1" blocks in the back. looking for other options for the tounge weight. k&n cai and plan on getting a programmer. I plan to drive a reasonable speed and will likely be traveling 3-4hrs max. Also running 33" nitto all terrains on 17" wheels. the seller has a sway bar and weight distrubition that goes with the trailer. Thanks for any help I can get, Im trying to do this right by making sure the truck can handle what I get. Im wanting the queen bed in front is the reason Im looking at the bigger campers.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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05 screw.
Am I missing something? What is an 05 screw?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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super crew. 4 door,
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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You won't like that I suggest that you lose those oversize tires. They might look great but oversize tires, because they effectively change the rear axle ratio wouldn't be desireable. That 3.73 ratio is more like 3.23 with those tires...lower axle ratio always reduces towing capacity.

Does you have any weight info on the toyhauler you're considering?

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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hitch weight is-1240
dry weight-6880
It has a generator installed. I wont haul with water but will have 2 honda 450rs which weigh 363 dry. planned on putting my green mountain grill in to. an trailer dealer told me that with the WDH and sway bar I should be fine but thats why I wanted to try this. I still have my factory wheels and could throw those on when I tow if it will help that much. thanks
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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You will likely have to put air bags on the rear with that kind of hitch weight, and you probably should look for the biggest after-market tranny cooler you can find. Your truck will definitely be working pulling that load.
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im looking at the Road master active suspension instead of air bags. So my factory tranny cooler wont do the trick? hmm starting to think I might be stuck tent camping til I can get a bigger truck! Any suggestions on other toy haulers that have a front queen? I talked to a company in Arkansas that builds custom aluminum haulers but its a 9-10 week time frame and alot more money.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:51 PM   #8
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factory is normally not enough unless you have tow package which I have not seen mentioned . Part of a "tow" package is upgraded trans cooler
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Here's a link to 2005 Ford Towing Guide.

https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/.../2005_F150.pdf

Your truck with factory sized tires and 3.73 has a towing limit of 9500# (if 4X2). The oversize tires would reduce the axle ratio to about 3.31. They don't list that combination, but following the reduction for 3.73 to 3.55, the limit would be about 7500#. The GCWR also goes down dramatically with axle ratio.

The camper with propane and battery(s) will be probably over 7100# before you add anything else. With gear and bike, you'll add approx. 1700 - 1800#, for a loaded weight of 8800 - 8900#. The bikes in the garage will reduce the tongue weight, but you ideally want about 13% tongue weight for good towing manners...that'd be about 1150#.

That's probably higher than the payload available on your truck depending on the number of passengers and gear. To know for sure, a weight of your truck loaded with fuel, passsengers and gear subtracted from the truck's GVWR will tell you how much payload capacity and GCWR you have available. Just ball-parking the numbers say that you'd be at the max if not over the truck's limits.

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Your trailer specs.
Length
31'0"
Width
8'0"
Height
11'5"
Hitch Weight
1,240 lbs
Cargo Weight
4,070 lbs
Dry Weight
6,880 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity
100 gals
Grey Water Capacity
32 gals
Black Water Capacity
28 gals
Plus toys and propane.
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