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Old 08-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Opinions, ideas, what have you?

Here's my quandry. I have a 2012 F-150 Supercrew with the 3.7l v-6, 3.73 limited slip differential, and 6,000lbs tow rating. We just bought a 26RL TT that has a shipping weight of 5463lbs.

I have the WDH & friction sway control, the pull home from the dealer went well. The truck performed even better than expected, but the TT wasn't fully loaded. Also, I am wanting to put my '05 Triumph Tiger motorcycle in the bed of the TV (weighs approx 500lbs wet) when we take our trip next week.

Would you do it in stock configuration? I'm sure some of y'all wouldn't pull the TT with that TV at all, but right now it's all I have.

I installed HD air shocks in the last few trucks I've had, and saw a set of bolt on air bags at the RV dealer we bought the TT from. Of those which would give us the best results if needed?

I've never experimented with performance chips either, any recommendations in that area would be appreciated as well.

Just trying to get some ideas, opinions, and the like from those with experience towing like this....thanks in advance...

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Here's my quandry. I have a 2012 F-150 Supercrew with the 3.7l v-6, 3.73 limited slip differential, and 6,000lbs tow rating. We just bought a 26RL TT that has a shipping weight of 5463lbs.

I have the WDH & friction sway control, the pull home from the dealer went well. The truck performed even better than expected, but the TT wasn't fully loaded. Also, I am wanting to put my '05 Triumph Tiger motorcycle in the bed of the TV (weighs approx 500lbs wet) when we take our trip next week.

Would you do it in stock configuration? I'm sure some of y'all wouldn't pull the TT with that TV at all, but right now it's all I have.

I installed HD air shocks in the last few trucks I've had, and saw a set of bolt on air bags at the RV dealer we bought the TT from. Of those which would give us the best results if needed?

I've never experimented with performance chips either, any recommendations in that area would be appreciated as well.

Just trying to get some ideas, opinions, and the like from those with experience towing like this....thanks in advance...
Would forget the chips and put the air bags on and forget the air shocks. Just my opinion. I know the weight police will nix your whole rig, but they don't contribute the coins to buy something else.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:39 PM   #4
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Trade in time... A 2012 F150 for a 2012 f250 or F350
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Trade in time... A 2012 F150 for a 2012 f250 or F350
Chevy 3500 Duramax1T, get a real truck for a change!
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A Real Truck ?? A CHEVY ???
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Jim, in my humble opinion, you are already pulling a bigger rig than you should be. I would NOT add the bike. You might want to stick to flat road. I would hate for you to not be able to stop going down hill, into a traffic jam.
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Try it, you'll like it! Don't knock it til you try it! Drive a Duramax, you'll throw rocks at the FoMoCo.
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