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Old 12-30-2015, 04:38 PM   #41
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This is interesting --

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

(2) Vehicles equipped with 5.5' box will accept a 5th-wheel hitch, but current 5th-wheel trailer designs are not compatible with these models (133" wb. SuperCab and 145" wb. Crew Cab).
I was towing a 7000# TT with my 2015 F150 EB 145" WB. Two dealers said they have set up several to tow a 5er. Was ready to do it but did not like the 'lite' 5ers as well as a standard so bought a standard and before picking it up bought a 2016 F250 diesel. I think it could be done with a slider hitch but still would need caution when backing at angles.
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I've just recently traded for a 2015 F-150, EB and am now in the market for a Rockwood 8289WS 5er, about 8550# dry with #1350 on the pin. With the extra payload I get in the new aluminum body, I have no doubt this combination will work just fine.

What is the max payload capacity listed on the driver's door ?
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the hd package on my f150eco. is 2603 lbs. that is more than some f 250s I know of makes a lot of difference.
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Aluminum trucks weighing 700lbs less that steel bodied seems to would be much more affected by side winds and passing vehicles. The EB is a strong motor, I just don't trust the lighter duty frame, lighter built, smaller axles, smaller brakes, smaller engine and trans cooling, etc...
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Aluminum trucks weighing 700lbs less that steel bodied seems to would be much more affected by side winds and passing vehicles. The EB is a strong motor, I just don't trust the lighter duty frame, lighter built, smaller axles, smaller brakes, smaller engine and trans cooling, etc...

I noticed this a lot this winter.

A few weeks ago, went on a 6 hour road trip. It had snowed quite a bit, and wasn't stopping.

Driving in the passing lane, my 3500 was the most solid truck, I have ever driven. Heavy snow in the passing lane did not affect it at all.

A huge difference from my 150 of two years ago. Even better than my 2500 last winter.

The sheer weight, helps keep it planted.


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Have 2011 EcoBoost HD Tow 11,200 - 3.73, HD Payload 2,393 and 8200# packages. That includes oil/transmission coolers and E rated tires. Have a 5er with 1,850 pin (includes 100 hitch), that leaves 543 for us and stuff in the TV.
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Have 2011 EcoBoost HD Tow 11,200 - 3.73, HD Payload 2,393 and 8200# packages. That includes oil/transmission coolers and E rated tires. Have a 5er with 1,850 pin (includes 100 hitch), that leaves 543 for us and stuff in the TV.

Advertised, or actually scaled?


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To my knowledge, air bags and or spring do not add anything on your payload, It will level off your truck. I have air bags on my truck, and I checked with many suppliers...the honest ones will confirm this.
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Actual, didn't trust sticker on driver door post. Have carried ton of pellets several times, didn't bottom out either. By the way it has the 250 7 lug wheels, easy way to tell it's HD.
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Actual, didn't trust sticker on driver door post. Have carried ton of pellets several times, didn't bottom out either. By the way it has the 250 7 lug wheels, easy way to tell it's HD.

Like the old 7700 editions.
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