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Old 09-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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Towing a Wolfpack 25SRV with a 2006 F-150

I have recently bought a 22 foot Wolfpack Toy hauler (my first one). It is my unstandering that my 2006 F-150 Supercab 4x4 with a 3.55 diff will tow 8200#. The trailer GVWR is around 11,000# and the dry weight is 6250# plus an onboard Honda generator (150#) I will be adding. My typical toy payload will be aprox. 1700# to 1800# (1 sandrail or 2 pilots and a 4 wheeler) with out gear water etc. This puts me near the max towing capacity. Im looking at putting any tools and riding gear etc in the back of the truck to keep the tow weight down. I believe the max payload of the truck is 1800# including people. I coulds also put one of the 4 wheelers in the back of the truck if I had to. Prefer not to because of the additional work to load and unload. So basically I'm looking for advice and any experience along these lines.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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Do you have the 17 or 18 inch wheels on your truck? Are you sure the diff is not 3.73? Anyway, with the Ford Tow package the max pull is 10,000 lbs. I have an 05 and have no problems. I also get an additonal 36 HP with my air and exhaust system. Just keep the overdrive off!
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:56 AM   #3
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What kind of Anti-sway and WD are u using?
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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Based on the info on the window sticker it says 3.55? I bought what they called the Tow and go package with 5.4 trident, 4x4 , hitch, factory wired for brake controller (not supplied) and trans cooler. I had called an RV dealer and he told me that the tow capacity was 8200# for this model truck? As far as sway control unless its part of the weight distribution system I dont have one. The tires are 17". Where did you get the 10,000# number from? I dont pick up the Trailer and weight distribution system untill next wensday. Gonna be out of town until then.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:03 PM   #5
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The tow information is so sketchy and varies on where you look and who you talk to, so I went to my service manager. Are you sure it's 3.55? I know that's the bore of the cylinders in the 5.4. I was pretty sure the rear diff came with a 3.73 or 4.10 gear.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
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It does say 3.55 diff on the window sticker and I also call a dealer with my Vin No. and they concured. The 3.55 was available in the 2005 to 2007 s. Here is a link for new vehical take offs:http://www.newtakeoff.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=8152

I also noticed you use the Equilizer hitch system. I dont know what the RV dealer is giving me however it does not have sway control (side of hitch style)and that would be an extra $75.00 to bring the total to $400.00 with tax. I can get the 10,000# Equilizer on Ebay for $446.00 shipped.
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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GET THE SWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too much trailer for the 1/2 ton. U NEED IT!
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:21 PM   #8
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Too much trailer for the 1/2 ton. U NEED IT!

Now that statement concerns me! I am assuming that your talking about the trailer being able to push the 1/2 Ton around not that it is too small to pull the weight?
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:26 PM   #9
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It will pull fine. You'll get up to 65 on the HWY and you'll get 7 1/2 to 8 MPG doing it. You don't even want to be messing with a swaying trailer when you are "small".
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Old 09-26-2007, 02:27 PM   #10
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My delaer let me test drive my trailer...you should make it a deal stopper.
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