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Old 03-29-2014, 08:26 AM   #21
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Your low payload comes from all the bling on the Limited.
Yeah, ultimately, there tends to be a trade-off between bling and functionality.

Normally, I'm against exceeding the truck's ratings; but you might be able to manage this OK. It might help to keep as much of the load as possible in the trailer rather than in the truck. That way 10% of the weight goes against your payload rather than 100%.

If you decide to go ahead with your plans, keep your family safe with reduced towing speed. Good luck. Happy camping.

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:44 AM   #22
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If you have (4) LT LR D or E tires, I wouldn't worry about it.

Nope, got the stock Ps. But I still don't worry about it. I trust them more than the Loadstars they put on my trailer.

Mind you when the time does come to replace them ( probably later this year) I'll be looking at LTs.

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Old 03-29-2014, 09:31 AM   #23
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If your over your trucks gvwr I wouldn't worry about it. The only rating I would look at is the rawr which I'm sure you will be fine with. IMO if your under the rawr or right at it and over gvwr and still under fawr how does the truck know the difference. As for you only being at 6000-6400 loaded with your ecoboost you won't have a problem one pulling that. I think once your all hooked you'll realize everything will be fine. I have a tundra and a toy hauler which my biggest concern is staying under my campers gvwr now that I have a sidexside. I already know I will be right at my trucks gvwr if not slightly over but I know I'm at 100 pounds under rawr and I now have E rated tires. I know my truck is more than capable enough to do more if I wanted. Get your camper get you hitch set up properly load the family and go camping.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:06 AM   #24
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To illustrate the difference between Payload and rear axle ratings. My chebby 2500, when I first weighed it was 460 lbs OVER on payload (2220 pin weight) and yet still 640lbs under on rear axle rating. The GVWR is 9200 lbs but the combined axle ratings are 10,754lbs. So IMO, if you are only over on payload, you should still be pretty safe. Be careful, leave plenty of distance in front for braking and don't worry.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:11 AM   #25
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I have tosay, reading all these posts this morning makes me feel much better about my choice to purchase the 23IKSS rather than opt for a different trailer or trade in my truck that I just got last year.

Thanks for all the advise and look forward to picking our new Roo up in a few weeks.

I will defenetly be ready to go camping. My wife brought up the other night that we should pick up the camper and leave from the dealer to do an overnight trip. Can't wait.

I will post picks and let everyone know how it goes.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:17 PM   #26
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:13 PM   #27
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Towing Question (Payload) 2013 F150 Limited

I have a 2013 F-150 XLT 4WD with the extra tow package. We bought a 31 ft winnebago TT with a 900 lb Tongue weight. With a Husky hitch it rides 6 inches off the ground. I've been very disappointed with the ride and the ground clearance. Ford says you can add a Timbren suspension package but you run the risk of a harsher ride when the springs bottom out.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:56 PM   #28
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I have a 13 FX4 Eco max tow with every option. It would probably weigh very similar to your Limited. The max tow gives me around 400lbs extra payload. As far as I know your suspension is identical to mine. I would say the sticker is the limiting factor not so much the suspension.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:11 PM   #29
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My wife brought up the other night that we should pick up the camper and leave from the dealer to do an overnight trip.
strongly suggest you camp near the dealer or do a night of Camp Driveway.
you'll almost surely find some issues that may require being close to the dealer.

never recommend someone taking an untested trailer straight from the dealer, on a long camping trip.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:04 PM   #30
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You lost me with all those numbers but I have a f150 ecoboost and my camper is about 7200 dry...and I can't even tell if it's behind me..I have a 352 rear end..I'm rated at 9700 should be around 11,300 with the 373 rear end

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