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Old 04-10-2016, 05:33 PM   #21
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Am I way out of my league attempting to pull this TT with my truck or if I am wise about what I put in the truck vs what I load in the trailer before hitting the road I will be in good shape.
Mike, I think you'll be ok but you need to load er up and get to the scales. Advertised and even the sticker weights for some of these TTs can be off actual weight by hundreds of lbs. The only way to know for sure is to weigh the rig.

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Old 04-10-2016, 05:38 PM   #22
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Hello,

My F 150 SCREW with Eco was Max GVRW 7690 and had CCC of 1650. I towed a Fifth Wheel with it overloaded, traded for F 250. There is one one good thing it appears your rear springs are the Max Package. When I had my 2703 Rockwood TT with the Cap and gear in the back I was maxed out on the truck as well.

If you must use this truck thinking short term only ...Pack Light, use WD hitch to level out, If you have a Cap/Tonneau take it off to save CCC, half tank of gas etc Nothing in the truck bed you can sneak buy but barely. You need to make sure you have proper transmission cooling, might need a extra add on unit.

This is of course you choice.

Kenny said scale it, yes for sure that is needed to see what you have.

It is common for F 150 to have that a low a payload without Max tow/ Towing Pkg.
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:42 PM   #23
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The only number that means anything is gvwr.

The rest is pulled out of thin air.
A real scale will tell you everything you need to know.


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Old 04-10-2016, 05:45 PM   #24
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When I bought the truck 4 years ago, I never envisioned purchasing a TT. At the time we had zero kids and I only hauled/towed my ATV and 19 ft boat. Hindsight is 20/20 and if I need to step up in trucks with higher numbers where I need them I can do that. However, I would rather not buy a new truck if I can avoid it. If I can be smart about what I pack and where I pack it and be within the ratings of my truck that is where I would like to be.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:02 PM   #25
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I really wish people would stop telling people to go over their ratings, just because they do it themselves. It's really careless and stupid.

Give the information needed. Let them make their own decision.

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Old 04-10-2016, 06:12 PM   #26
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Set me straight if I am wrong but the only number working against me is my payload. As long as I am aware of the weight of my occupants, cargo in the truck, and tongue weight I would be fine as long as I stay under my top limit. As many folks have mentioned already, I need to make a trip to the scales to see where I come in.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:13 PM   #27
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Set me straight if I am wrong but the only number working against me is my payload. As long as I am aware of the weight of my occupants, cargo in the truck, and tongue weight I would be fine as long as I stay under my top limit. As many folks have mentioned already, I need to make a trip to the scales to see where I come in.

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Old 04-10-2016, 06:18 PM   #28
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I really wish people would stop telling people to go over their ratings, just because they do it themselves. It's really careless and stupid.

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It is just as careless and stupid to throw out a straw man argument when you know nothing about the particular truck you are talking about.

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It is just as careless and stupid to throw out a straw man argument when you know nothing about the particular truck you are talking about.

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The truck is irrelevant.
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New TT: Towing Capacities/Questions

You must tow with a half ton...
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