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Old 09-25-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hello everyone and greetings from the south shore of Long Island NY..49 y/o guy here recently married with a 9 mo old daughter who owned sports cars all his life now its on to a new chapter..I never owned a toy hauler or a truck in my life...The wife and i go to 5 or 6 motorcycle ralleys a year throught the USA..Between flights,hotels and shipping the Harley im spendin 12k a thinkin...Why not get a Ford 150 HD and a toy hauler...Will a Ford 150 pull a XLT 27HFS with a HD Roadking in the garage ?...Is this a good starter toyhauler ? How hard is basic upkeep for a guy who cant hang a picture straight ? Any answers or advice would be greatly appreaciated...Thanks

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:05 AM   #2
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Welcome. I'd have to actually look at the numbers (capabilities of the F150, weight values of the toy hauler) to be sure, but it seems a 250 might be better suited.


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Old 09-26-2011, 07:44 AM   #3
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Hello, and

We moved this thread over to the towing section, as your question has to do with towing, and it was felt that you would get better responses over here.

Please go back to the welcome mat and introduce your self again. If you will look around the forum, we have tried to split it up into various categories, since not everyone reads every post, to try and make searching easier, and for you to get help with your questions, and for you to be able to offer assistance to others when you can.

Now I have a question regarding your post, you mention Ford F150HD, is the HD in this instance the Harley Davidson version of the truck, or do they make a Heavy Duty version? That info would be helpful. Also the towing specs of the truck, if you know, and the weights of the particular camper you are looking at would be helpful. One last thing, are you towing on mostly flat ground, or will be towing through the mountains?

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Old 09-26-2011, 01:42 PM   #4
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if it's the Harley version of the F150, i'm told it will have a terrible tow capacity. i work with someone who has one.
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