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Old 01-29-2016, 07:26 AM   #1
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Post Your 1/2 Ton's Specs

There are a lot of threads here on the FRF about towing large TTs and 5ers with a 1/2 ton TV but the actual specs and capabilities of 1/2 tons can vary greatly. So I thought I would start a thread for members towing with a 1/2 ton to post up their TV's factory specs to see how much they vary and what members are towing using those specs.

This tread is not intended to start a debate about whether anyone is within specs or crazily overloaded....Just to see the variety of 1/2 ton specs out there.

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2009 Ford F-150 XLT crew cab, 5.4L, 5.5' box
Max. towing package rated for towing 11200#
No HD payload package
GVWR 7200#
RGAWR 4000#
FGAWR 3850#
Payload 1560# (according to the 2009 Ford spec sheet)
CCC 1360# (according to the yellow sticker in the drivers door)
I've modded the truck by adding and extra leaf spring on each side and LT tires.

Towing the 32' TT in my signature. I haven't had it to a set of scales yet but the sticker UVW is just shy of 6200# so I should be at around 7100# loaded.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:35 AM   #2
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2014 Ram 1500 4x4 Outdoorsman with a 5.7L Hemi, 8 Speed Trans, 3.92 Rear end and 5'7" box
GVWR 5,365#
Payload 1530#
Max Tow Rating of 10,150#
GCWR 15,950#

I added Airlift 1000 airbags to help with the saggy Ram suspension.

I tow a Grey Wolf 26DBH with a:
Dry Tongue Weight 725#
Dry Weight 5,795#
GVWR of 7,725#
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:37 AM   #3
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RGAWR 2,260#
FGAWR 3,106#

Huh? Typos? Can't be right. 2260 seems awful low for a truck?
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:52 AM   #4
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Huh? Typos? Can't be right. 2260 seems awful low for a truck?
That's whats listed on the chart directly from Ram as the Base Weight.....GAWR for Front and Rear are both 3,900# Not sure exactly how they have it listed....rather confusing.
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Not sure what chart you are looking at but this one says front and rear GAWR are 3900 and GVWR is 6900. https://www.ramtrucks.com/assets/tow...ing_charts.pdf

Me 2013 RAM big horn 4X4 5.7 3.55 Quad cab
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CCC a massive 1100 lbs
Max tow 8400 lbs
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UVW 2800 lbs
GVW 3800 lbs
tongue around 400 lbs.
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That's whats listed on the chart directly from Ram as the Base Weight.....GAWR for Front and Rear are both 3,900# Not sure exactly how they have it listed....rather confusing.

I think your RGAWR is 3900, and FGAWR is 3700.
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I think your RGAWR is 3900, and FGAWR is 3700.
I have a 4X4 so the numbers would both be 3900. Apparently I read the chart wrong and must have posted what it has listed as the base weight of each axle. Sorry for the mistake.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:10 PM   #8
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Get this....

My truck is the 145" WB with a 5.0L Coyote V8 and a 3:31 diff

The chart sez I can tow 8100 lbs.

http://www.ford.com/resources/ford/g...rv&tt_f150.pdf

That's a load, but not the kind of load you're thinking of.

If I go to a 3:55 RE, it says I can pull 9,500. Say what? All that more for just a little increases in differential?

Okay, now get this -- In an EcoBoost with the same configuration, 3:31 axle, etc, it sez you can pull 9,500 lbs.

Hokay...... The EcoBoost is a strong engine but it isn't that much (if any) stronger than a Coyote V8...... BUT, if you go to a 3:55 differential, it only increases your towing from 9500 to 9800.

Something ain't right. It makes no sense. Everything else is identical as far as I can tell.

Same frame, same 9-3/4 inch rear end... Unless Ford was putting some 8.8 rears on the 2013....?? But I have the 9-3/4 on mine.

And Ford ain't like some of the others -- They don't make 100s of combinations. They usually just make one frame, one transmission, a handful of engines.

It's their 'modular' approach designed to keep costs down.

What I think is that a lot of these towing guides are just that -- Guides. And that they just kinda guessed at some of them
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2013 Ford F 150 5.0 XLT 4X4 Reg cab 8' bed
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Towing 9700
GVWR 7250
RGAWR 3850
FGAWR 3600
Payload 1978
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