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Old 05-31-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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I have a ROO 233S that we bought last year. I recently bought a 2013 F 150. Which is smaller than the 2008 F 250 I have been pulling it with. The new truck has a 5.0 L V8. I was wondering what your experiences were towing with this truck. I know I shouldn't have problems but I am still kind of nervous with the smaller truck.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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I have a ROO 233S that we bought last year. I recently bought a 2013 F 150. Which is smaller than the 2008 F 250 I have been pulling it with. The new truck has a 5.0 L V8. I was wondering what your experiences were towing with this truck. I know I shouldn't have problems but I am still kind of nervous with the smaller truck.

We tow our 23 IKSS with an F-150 (with a 5.4L V8), but your newer 5.0 engine should be pretty comparable. Around town you hardly know the trailer is there. On the highway it cruises nicely at 60-65mph. On the hills is where you really feel the drag from the trailer. I just take it easy and don't worry about losing some speed - I'm trying to ease the pain at the gas station a little and keep the truck out the shop. We've towed in some pretty good cross winds, and with the sway control the trailer stays pretty straight. After a couple outtings, I've gotten very comfortable with the combination. Your F-150 should be a good match with your TT.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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First and foremost, with the new truck and the camper - go get weighed!

Once you have the numbers, hopefully it'll put ya a little more at ease.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:40 PM   #4
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I have a '11 F-150 with the new 5.0. I tow a Surveyor SV-264 at about 6000#. It performs OK in almost every situation. I towed it from Amarillo to Phoenix when I first got it and it did well, even on some steep grades around Santa Rosa, NM and points west of there. Not sure what your trailer weighs, but mine does fine. On the way back I had a 45 - 50 mph tailwind and decending grades most of the way... and got 15 mpg... Headwinds and such drop that to about 9 mpg, but I average 10 - 11... Enjoy!
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