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Old 04-10-2019, 08:35 PM   #1
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Towing with a 2018 F150 with 2.7TC Engine

Is there anybody out there that is towing anything with a F150 with a 2.7TC engine? Charts state it can tow 8000 pounds. Just looking tow a 6500 GVW trailer.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:39 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:47 PM   #3
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You need to look at Payload Capacity before you look at Towing Capacity. Because nearly all tow vehicles will run out of payload WAY before getting close to max tow capacity.
Tell us what the driver's door sticker says is the payload.
It'll say "Occupants and cargo should not exceed xxxxlbs".
Also does it have the factory tow package and what is rear end ratio, can size, bed size, 4x2 or 4x4?
There's a lot more, than just engine size, in figuring towing and payload capacity.
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I am confused by the trend toward large trailers and small truck engines.
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I am confused by the trend toward large trailers and small truck engines.
Grabbing the popcorn and ! Here we go...
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:29 AM   #6
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I am confused by the trend toward large trailers and small truck engines.
Guess you haven't read up on the new Ford V6's.
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Well this is sure to get heated...

There are lots of threads with information on towing capacity and payload and half tons and 3/4 tons and on and on...

The short version; do some reading here. Then do your own math. Whatever you do do- don't trust the dealer.
They will look only at your max rating and rarely take into account the other factors. You will see in other threads people being told by dealers they can get a 10,000lb trailer with a half ton because "the book says" they can pull 11,000lbs.
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Well this is sure to get heated...

There are lots of threads with information on towing capacity and payload and half tons and 3/4 tons and on and on...

The short version; do some reading here. Then do your own math. Whatever you do do- don't trust the dealer.
They will look only at your max rating and rarely take into account the other factors. You will see in other threads people being told by dealers they can get a 10,000lb trailer with a half ton because "the book says" they can pull 11,000lbs.
And most dealerships 'Online Towing Calculators' on their websites use the RV's dry weight...

As do many RV sales people.

Not the real world towing weights.

I think that this is why many people wind up with RV's too big for their britches!
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:37 PM   #10
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2.7 Eco Boost towing

I pull about 4500 pounds in a small travel trailer with a 2015 F150 2.7 Eco Boost, 4x4, and crew cab. It does great. I don't like to drive much over 60 but it will certainly to over 70 without problems. My mileage is between 10.8 and 12.1 . Never had any over heating or high trans temp issues. Wouldn't have any concerns with 6500 pounds, heck it has twice the horsepower of my old dodge pickup and I pulled over 7000 pounds with it.
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