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Old 05-14-2012, 11:03 AM   #11
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The updated 5.4-liter Triton V8 is revised and includes variable valve timing for the first time. The result is better low-speed and peak torque. Horsepower now is 300, an increase of 15 percent from before. Ford officials boast best-in-class low-end torque, with more than 80 percent of the 365 foot-pounds of torque available at 1000 rpm. It tops out at 3750 rpm.
Ford increased the tow rating for the new, light-duty F-150, putting it at 9,900 pounds. This leads the class.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:08 AM   #12
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The updated 5.4-liter Triton V8 is revised and includes variable valve timing for the first time. The result is better low-speed and peak torque. Horsepower now is 300, an increase of 15 percent from before. Ford officials boast best-in-class low-end torque, with more than 80 percent of the 365 foot-pounds of torque available at 1000 rpm. It tops out at 3750 rpm.
Ford increased the tow rating for the new, light-duty F-150, putting it at 9,900 pounds. This leads the class.

You don't have to pull the cab off to replace the head gaskets do ya?
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Chances are you will have a minimum of 1,000 of stuff in the 5ver. The unloaded weight does not include the weight of the propane, fresh/gray/black water, etc. either. In all likelihood the weight of the air condintioner(s) is also not in there.

You will easily be over 10,000# and probably be very close to 11,000# if you do not have gensets.

That sounds like a lot of trailer for a 1/2 ton. Another thing when looking at 3/4 ton TVs is that the GCWR on gas vs diesel are sometimes not the same. Be sure to check that before you commit to a particular 3/4 ton.
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gvanmeter, while your truck will be grossly over-loaded, and probably quite scary to drive, if you are only going 30 to 40 miles, you could probably limp along at 50 mph without killing anyone.
But do look at getting a new truck asap.
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You don't have to pull the cab off to replace the head gaskets do ya?
Maybe, but at least Ford doesn't need any fed (my tax) dollars to make the number 1 truck!
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Maybe, but at least Ford doesn't need any fed (my tax) dollars to make the number 1 truck!
Blind squirrel finds a nut every once and awhile!
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