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Old 12-31-2012, 01:23 PM   #11
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I would have to say I agree - you are going to be bust on payload. We have a payload capacity of 1864 in our ecoboost, and an actual tongue weight of 630lb. Believe it or not that payload goes mighty quick. Full tank of gas 223lb, driver 200lb, wife and kids, hitch, 2 mountain bikes, 2 kids bikes, stroller, kids toys, chairs, and a mass of fire wood we have about 500lb of extra payload. Now we can seat 6 in the truck so when the grand parents come we get closer and closer. No issue towing the trailer as we can tow 11,300 lb but payload .... another matter.

having been there and done that with an undersized TV (we originally tried a v6 pathfinder) you will be amazed at how much the weights add up, and you don't want to be second guessing the weights the whole time.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #12
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im sure there are some out there, but when was the last time any of us saw a 150 lb driver, or even 150 lbs for that matter ourselves
47 yrs old and I'm at a heavy weight for me at 150lbs 5'7"

Have a friend with a 2012 F150 Max Tow/Max Payload Ecoboost who recently purchased a 5'er & I've warned him that he has too much trailer for his truck
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We had 07 f150 with tow package and got the 5.7 2012 hemi 1500 and the dodge out preform the ford in every aspect. Not find of fords since they have issues with cam sensor and won't fix them.
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Have a friend with a 2012 F150 Max Tow/Max Payload Ecoboost who recently purchased a 5'er & I've warned him that he has too much trailer for his truck
I know we're straying from the original post, but your friend with the F150 with max payload has as much payload capacity (by GVWR) as 3/4 ton diesel trucks. They have a GVWR of 8200 lbs and depending on equipment, weigh around 6200 lbs loaded ready to camp.

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I know we're straying from the original post, but your friend with the F150 with max payload has as much payload capacity (by GVWR) as 3/4 ton diesel trucks. They have a GVWR of 8200 lbs and depending on equipment, weigh around 6200 lbs loaded ready to camp.

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While that may be true the RAWR of only 4800 lbs. still needs to be watched closely.
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Ford is one of the manufacturers that offers several different "tow packages" and suspension packages.

You may think you can use the MAX TOW numbers and/or the higher GVWR numbers but few dealers order lot trucks with both (or even any).

Unless your window sticker said MAX TOW and HD Suspension package you may be shocked to find out you are no where near the advertised numbers.
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I know we're straying from the original post, but your friend with the F150 with max payload has as much payload capacity (by GVWR) as 3/4 ton diesel trucks. They have a GVWR of 8200 lbs and depending on equipment, weigh around 6200 lbs loaded ready to camp.

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True but the 3/4 diesel is only a rear spring away from a 1 ton. The F150 is maxed out in the HD model, but theres still an upside to the 3/4 ton.
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I know we're straying from the original post, but your friend with the F150 with max payload has as much payload capacity (by GVWR) as 3/4 ton diesel trucks. They have a GVWR of 8200 lbs and depending on equipment, weigh around 6200 lbs loaded ready to camp.

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His truck has the Max Tow and AFAIK Max payload. That being said his 5'er will put almost 1500lbs in the box on the king pin and will weigh really close to 10K when loaded. Not a combination I'd want to run and I own an Ecoboost, so I am very familiar with how it hauls. I'll be shocked if it doesn't get pulled over in BC due to their normally strict enforcement on towing TT's and 5'ers

I should note that Ford doesn't even offer the option of a Kingpin or Goose neck in the F150 series; you need at least a 3/4 or 1 ton and then you need to have the 8' box to get that option (at least from Ford) I've seen many 5'ers being towed with 6.5' boxes
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We had 07 f150 with tow package and got the 5.7 2012 hemi 1500 and the dodge out preform the ford in every aspect. Not find of fords since they have issues with cam sensor and won't fix them.
Your 07 and the current Ecoboost 3.5 are worlds apart Now that 5.7 Hemi is a sweet motor; I have driven one and was very impressed, but I haven't towed with one
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