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Old 05-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #41
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I thought about that but I don't anticipate getting a bigger trailer and the 3.55 limited slip will help a little bit with the gas mileage. Figured just the standard tow will pull my trailer just fine. Has to be better than what I am driving now.

But will know more this weekend after pulling. Lake time and lots of .

Thanks for the idea though.
I think you will be fine. My Supercrew (like yours) pulls my 33' Flagstaff 830FLSS just fine (with my equalizer.) It was 7,000+ dry and the Ecoboost takes it down the road just fine. I know many people like to keep upsizing the RV and I've been there and done that. I finally realized I much preferred camping at more rustic sites so I've gone up and back settling on a 29' camper, whcih is on order. Out of all my RVs over the years my favorite was a 24' Arctic Fox. Went from it to a big Everest 5'er and then a big TT and regretted it over and over. If you like RV'ing at big plush commercial RV parks (I don't) it's hard to beat one of the big rigs and a diesel to haul it. My D/A was a great tow vehicle but I sure enjoy my F150 more (especially when I fill it up.)
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #42
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Merlin...that Platinum will be great! Awesome choice! Now you'll have to get over to the F150forum.com.. It's a great place too, with tons of great advice.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #43
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Well I did it. Bought a new truck. Bought a 2012 f150 lariet platinum with the 3.5L v6 with echoboost. Did not get the Max tow package though. Will get to use it this weekend pulling the trailer. Looking forward to seeing how it works out.
What is the hitch weight limit on a non-max tow package?
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This is for the 2012 Platinum SCREW V6 w/3.55gears. Not sure if his is a SCAB or SCREW.

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  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7700
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1155
  • Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7700
  • Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1925
It's kind of low numbers because the truck is so heavy, the 20" wheels, and no LT tires. I looked at a used one and opted for my XLT SCAB because of the 9800lb max trailer weight. Gave up 20" wheels for chrome 18". Oh well.
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Thanks Blake. Kinda weird that the max tongue weight with WD is 1155 lbs, but the max trailer weight with WD is 7700 lbs. Surely the hitch can handle more then 7700 lbs? Or is limited by the 3.55 gears?
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:03 PM   #46
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3.5L V6 EcoBoost with 6-Speed 3.55 15300 - - - - - 9800 9700

This is from the F150 towing spec sheet. Doesn't differentiate between style levels. 9800 is for 2WD and 9700 for 4WD. With tow pkg but not max tow pkg. Platinum pkg really seems to change things.
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Well I did it too and purchased a F250 V10, I don't mind the diesels but my wife just hate the smell of diesel and the loud exhaust notes. Sense we are not full timers and most of our trips are less than 100 miles round trip it should be more than enough truck to pull 8 to 10 thousand pound trailer or fifth wheel . We are lucky, we live in a beautiful area with many lakes and campgrounds nearby.
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Add me to the list as well I brought home a 2012 F250 CC with a nice tow package. I can't wait to hitch up and roll out.
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I've been eyeing the Toureg Diesel
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Blakeb, curious where you got info. I just look at the manual on ford's website and it didn't have any separate info for platinum edition. Won't be picking up till tomorrow so don't have printed book with me.
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