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Old 09-22-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Towing 2012 308RES Lacrosse

I just purchased a Lacroose TT 308. 35FT 7400

I have a 2010 Platium Ford F150 355 Gears. I'm thinking I should be ok and looking to get advice on the Reese Dual Cam or the Equilizer Dual Cam.

Thoughts/Concerns???
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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1st of all, welcome to the forum.

Depending on your F150 engine, cab/bed configuration, 2 or 4WD, GVWR, and GCWR, that trailer may be way too much for your F150. The empty weight of that trailer is listed at 7500 lbs, and by the time you add options, a battery, and propane, you are probalby going to in the 800 lb. range before you add your own camping gear.

Why don't you give us some of the other stats with your truck.

Engine
Bed/Cab Configuration (Reg, super, or supercrew, along with the bed length)
GVWR (from the drivers door)
Axle code (from the drivers door) just to double check.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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2010 F150 Platium, 4 door, 6ft bed. 4x4

I was told that it will pull 9700.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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2010 F150 Platium, 4 door, 6ft bed. 4x4

I was told that it will pull 9700.
4 door super cab or super crew ??

Engine ???

I don't think Ford makes a 6' bed. They are either 5.5', 6.5', or 8 foot. I don't think the 8' bed is avaible on the supercrew.

Did your truck come with a factory heavy duty tow package ???

It will still be good to give us the axle code and GVWR from the drivers door.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:12 PM   #5
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to the forums and congrats on your new tt.

Because I don't have complete info on your truck all I can do is guess.

Seeing how it's a Platinum, I'm guessing it's a SuperCrew. And with 3:55 I'm guessing it may have a tow package, but not the MAX Tow package.
So comparing the "dry" towing capacity of 9700 lbs that you gave us to the LaCrosse numbers below, After loading the tt for camping I'm guessing that you'll probably be close, but under your max ratings. You do need to double check your payload capacity after loading your truck with people and gear. The 848 lb hitch weight is a little heavier than most comparable tt's.

Model 308RES

Base Weight
7,490 lb. (3,397 kg )

Hitch Weight
848 lb. (385 kg )

Cargo Carrying Capacity
2,099 lb. (952 kg )

Exterior Length
35 ft. 7 in. (10.8 m)

Exterior Height
11 ft. 1 in. (3.4 m)

Exterior Width
96 in. (2.4 m)

Fresh Water Capacity
48 gal. (182 L)

Black Water Capacity
30 gal. (114 L)

Gray Water Capacity
60 gal. (227 L)

Awning Size
16 ft. (4.9 )

Tire Size
ST225/75R15/D
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you'll be near max. personally, i would never tow a 35' TT with a 1/2 ton.
IMHO, that's at least 3/4 ton land.
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Thanks for all the replies, a great Website!
Sounds like I'm very close to the numbers. It's only my wife and I driving in the truck so the payload should not be as much. Batteries, propane, some food in the fridge, house hold stuff....I was looking around 8000 pounds. This gives extra 1700 pounds.

The truck did come with a hitch, but no trailer brake. Super crew, with 6.5 bed w/3.55 gears. 20 inch wheels as well....


btw.....Reese or Equilizer Double Cam? recomendations?
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Which engine do you have?
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #9
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You will probably be over 8000 lbs before you put ANYTHING in it.
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You will be great, your Ford is rated at 9700 lbs, I checked. My Lacrosse tows great and meets the weight regulations. The Equilizer Hitch will serve you well.
The Hensley Hitch is the best, it ties your trailer in a way that makes it feel like your towing a fifth wheel, but very expensive. A refurbished or used Hensley would be the way to go.
If you spend 10 months of the year going to get the groceries with your truck a 3/4 ton is an over kill. Unless you have the need to go 75 mph at all times when travelling with your trailer.
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