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Old 12-29-2011, 06:45 AM   #131
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The DW and I went to our local Ford dealer today to see what could be worked out on a 2012 Ford F-150 Supercrew with the Ecoboost. Love the truck and the trade in offer they gave us for the Silverado. Everything about the deal is very attractive. Just not sure about taking on a vehicle payment. Probably going to be a sleepless night.
Will it have a 6 1/2 foot box ? The reason i ask . it should have the heavy duty payload pkg with a 6 1/2 box ..IF you need a little more...something to think about...
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:39 AM   #132
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It has the 5-1/2 foot box. And the regular trailer tow package. It's rated at 11,300 lb. tow capacity and my trailer is right at 7000. Decisions---decisions.
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It has the 5-1/2 foot box. And the regular trailer tow package. It's rated at 11,300 lb. tow capacity and my trailer is right at 7000. Decisions---decisions.
Better double check that! The regular tow is not good for 11,300 to the best of my knowledge. Only Max Tow gets you 11,300. I think your capacity would be 9,600. If this is key to you, double check before you buy.

Scroll down to the bottom of this 2012 F150 brochure.

http://pa.motorwebs.com/ford/pdf/brochures/f-150.pdf

Good luck! Hoping mine arrives at the dealership today. It's in transit from Kansas City to St. Paul.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:35 AM   #134
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The 3.73 rear end alone will get you the 11300. Max tow requires the 3.73 but only includes goodies like extending side mirrors, trailer brake and maybe beefier rear springs. I got the 3.55 rear and have no trouble hauling around 8500 lbs with a set of helper springs under the rear axle. BTW, the trailer brake came with one of the other packages on our truck.
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It has the 5-1/2 foot box. And the regular trailer tow package. It's rated at 11,300 lb. tow capacity and my trailer is right at 7000. Decisions---decisions.
Depending on your rear gear (3.73) or 4.10 ..you will need those... But it might be nice to have both the Max tow pkg and the Max payload pkg...together.. Check out the Ford web site 2012 F 150 towing Capacity... lots of good info..
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One thing I insisted on while looking was the 3.73 rear end. That eliminated about 95% of the trucks sitting on Kansas City dealer lots. I have a brake controller on the Silverado I can take off and hopefully put on the F150. The Silverado has been great for flat landing towing around here but we do want to head to the mountains with the TT sometime soon.
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One thing I insisted on while looking was the 3.73 rear end. That eliminated about 95% of the trucks sitting on Kansas City dealer lots. I have a brake controller on the Silverado I can take off and hopefully put on the F150. The Silverado has been great for flat landing towing around here but we do want to head to the mountains with the TT sometime soon.
Insist on knowing what you are getting when it comes to payload capacity and towing capacity... check...double check..then check again.. i found that a lot of sales people have very little.... if any... knowledge of this.. and you are the one stuck with something ...if it truly isnt what you would need for towing...just saying..
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The 3.73 rear end alone will get you the 11300.
I don't think that is true. Without Max Tow (or HD payload in some cases), the hitch is not rated for that weight. Look back on earlier pages on this thread and you will see pictures showing the difference in the hitch. Not being contentious but just trying to make sure our information is accurate for everyone.

If you look at the link I posted to the Ford brochure, scroll down to the bottom and you will see the towing capacities for all of the configurations. The footnotes suggest that all of the 11,300 capacities require either Max Tow or HD Payload.

If I am reading it right, a 3.73 rear is required but does not in and of itself get you the 11,300. e.g. The FX4 comes standard with a 3.73 but towing capacity is 9,600 without Max Tow.
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Really do your research when looking for towing in the 2012 F150... Depending on Cab type box type , engine, MAX towing ,, max or heavy duty payload pkgs rear ends...a person can get as high as 11,300 for towing and up to 3,000lbs payload..go on the ford price and build web site and "play" with it ...have fun
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Here is the chart. Looks like you can get a 11,200 lb capability in a Supercrew shortbed (145" WB), but only in a 4X4 with a 3.73 rearend. This would require the Max Trailer Tow Package.
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