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Old 06-07-2016, 02:31 PM   #1
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Towing thoughts

I have a new 2016 F150 Super Cab.3.5L
My question is I want to tow my fifth wheel dry weight of 6800 all indications says I can do it after reading the owner's manual
My truck has an ego boost.
With my rear end ratio I think it said 9200 is the max.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:44 PM   #2
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What's your payload on the truck? What's your pin weight?


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Old 06-07-2016, 02:54 PM   #3
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GVWR 7050 with a combined weight with a fifth wheel would be 15200 pounds Max
The rear end ratio is 3.55
Kingpin I guess on the bed would be 1600 pounds
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:06 PM   #4
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The camper is a 2007 Rockwood Ultra Lite 8283
Which I mention it has a dry weight of 6800 pounds
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:07 PM   #5
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What is the payload capacity of the truck? Pin weight plus weight of people and gear in the truck is probably pretty close to capacity.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:13 PM   #6
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It's on the yellow sticker by the driver door usually.

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Your truck's payload capacity is WAY more important than the other numbers, when wanting to use a 1/2 ton to tow a 5th wheel.
You probably don't have enough.
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all depends on how your new truck is optioned. If not optioned right, you won't have nearly enough payload
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I have a new 2016 F150 Super Cab.3.5L
My question is I want to tow my fifth wheel dry weight of 6800 all indications says I can do it after reading the owner's manual
My truck has an ego boost.
With my rear end ratio I think it said 9200 is the max.
I can't pass this one up.

An "Ego Boost".

I am NOT making fun of your typo. Everyone makes 'em. But that one is full of ironic humor, and made me laugh.

And I'm curious only. What 5er weighs just 6800?
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Concur that tow weight is not the limiting factor but cargo carrying capacity (payload) and pin weight. Although my F150 EB could tow 11,300 lbs, I was pretty maxed out on my lightweight fifth wheel due to pin weights and weight of fifth wheel hitch exceeding payload.

This is why I no longer own a Ecoboob and tow with a 1 ton. I wanted a truck that I could keep when I get the next newer and bigger rv.

My 5th wheel specs:
7300 lbs dry and add another 1200 lbs for water and stuff.
Dry Pin weight 950 lbs. Actual pin weight about 1250 lbs

My F150 EB's CCC from yellow sticker slightly more than 1500 lbs

Hitch weight: 125 lbs
Pin Weight 1250 lbs

This leaves me 125 lbs of cargo carrying capacity left which isn't much. It was cheaper to buy a F350 than get a skinnier wife.
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