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Old 06-28-2016, 02:05 PM   #11
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Been RV ing for most of 40 years and would say most of this is about expectations and perspective. We are in our third season of pulling a 28RKS Wildcat. It's a heavy trailer (8000 lb dry). Every season I go over our weights to ensure we are ok on TV GVW as well as GCVW. We always hit the number. Usually a couple of hundred pounds heavy on drive axle but overall good. As stated make sure you get a quality WD hitch but more importantly get it set up properly either including or combined with a good sway control system. We have towed in all kinds of terrain including a round trip to the Arctic ocean via the Dalton Hwy ( think 800 miles of gravel and 10-14% grades on a regular basis.). Probably the biggest thing is the tires that come on the truck. As stated earlier they are a "P" style passenger tire. When these wear out I plan to go to a LT style. While I have experienced no sway issues due to sidewall stability, I just know these are the " wrong" tire for what we do with them. I want to go to a smaller wheel ( Maybe 17 or 18 ") with a higher profile tire. When I say most of this is about expectation and perspective I mean that when I am towing I don't want anything over 60mph. I'm not too concerned if I'm pulling some grades in third gear. If it's two lane and traffic backs up behind me...get off at the first safe opportunity and let them go. I like low stress and peace of mind when I am camping. Enjoy your new rig.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:10 PM   #12
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New to this forum, this is my first post. I have a new 2016 F-150 super crew cab with the 6' box, 3.5 ecoboost, max tow package. Time to get something to pull. I would like owners of this type vehicle to share what they are towing currently (Brand, tt or fiver, length, weight, pin weight / hitch set ups) what experience they have had especially the problems and if they would do something different than there current set-up. Looking to make some long trips when retire in a year and maybe some short ones until then.

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Hello,

Please show us your door pillar stickers. This will help determine what you can tow. Everything else in conjecture until we know the ratings.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:30 PM   #13
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Please show us your door pillar stickers. This will help determine what you can tow. Everything else in conjecture until we know the ratings.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:30 PM   #14
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I tow a Rockwood Windjammer 3029 with an F150 Supercrew shortbed. The trailer dry weight is approx. 7500lbs; loaded around 8400 lbs. Tanks are empty. So far, the F150 Ecoboost, 3.55 differential has towed the trailer about 13,000 miles. Been to Grand Teton, Florida, Michigan, New York up and down many a hill with out an issue. Equal-i-zer 1200 WDH.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:46 PM   #15
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New to this forum, this is my first post. I have a new 2016 F-150 super crew cab with the 6' box, 3.5 ecoboost, max tow package. Time to get something to pull. I would like owners of this type vehicle to share what they are towing currently (Brand, tt or fiver, length, weight, pin weight / hitch set ups) what experience they have had especially the problems and if they would do something different than there current set-up. Looking to make some long trips when retire in a year and maybe some short ones until then.

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We are towing a Flagstaff 8528 IKWS with our 2013 Ecoboost. As, someone else said put some E rated tires on it. I also added the Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS). We have very wonderful towing experiences with this set up. See my signature for details.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:39 PM   #16
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Far, Keystone , and probably others build 5ers you can tow. With LT tires after YOU do the numbers that is the way I'd go. Set my cousin up and no sway at all. Don't listen to anyone at the truck or RV dealer tell you what can be done. Do your own figure s
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:00 AM   #17
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I have a 2015 F150 3.5 EcoBoost 3.55 Gears Lariat FX4 and I usually keep the Travel Trailer under 6K for any 1/2 ton truck. I know they have light fifth wheels but I would not do it. That just me...

Here are some tow specs for the 15+ F150's 2016 Ford F-150 Full Size Pickup Truck | Towing Specifications | Ford.com



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The new camper just brought it home in this pic. The WDH is not setup properly (Dealer Installed)



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I have the identical vehicle only a 2014. This Ford is pulling a 2016 (bought in 2015) Salem Hemisphere 302FKS, 34.5', 7300 lbs dry weight. We used to have 5.3 GMCs and Chevs for years but after numerous disinterested GM Salespeople, during my last vehicle purchase I decided to try a F150. Definitely not sorry! On most highways I select trailer tow mode and cruise and the truck looks after the rest with a bare minimum of down/up shifts while the GM products were continually shifting to handle a load similar to the Hemisphere. Gas mileage pulling, is much better than the 5.3, but without the trailer attached it is somewhat worse, but not a whole lot.
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I see Kendive already sent a link to the general page.

I too was going to say you need to review the towing guide. Here is a direct link
https://www.ford.com/resources/ford/...0_r2_oct23.pdf

STUDY THIS
Understand this.
Ask questions if you don't understand it.

99.9% of RV sales people are totally clueless (or actively disingenuous) and will try to sell you something too big for you to tow.

Make sure you watch the payload very closely!
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I have the identical vehicle only a 2014. This Ford is pulling a 2016 (bought in 2015) Salem Hemisphere 302FKS, 34.5', 7300 lbs dry weight. We used to have 5.3 GMCs and Chevs for years but after numerous disinterested GM Salespeople, during my last vehicle purchase I decided to try a F150. Definitely not sorry! On most highways I select trailer tow mode and cruise and the truck looks after the rest with a bare minimum of down/up shifts while the GM products were continually shifting to handle a load similar to the Hemisphere. Gas mileage pulling, is much better than the 5.3, but without the trailer attached it is somewhat worse, but not a whole lot.
I noticed you use Tow Mode on you 14 F150. When in tow mode doe the 2014 F150 down shift for you to assist in braking?




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