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Old 07-07-2014, 08:01 PM   #11
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It will depend on a few things. There is a data tag on your door jamb that will tell you GVWR and GCVWR. Get those numbers and we can work a few scenarios. The other info we need:

Year and Model (Super Cab, Super Crew, long bed, short bed, 4x4)
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Factory tow package?

There is no reason to think it can't tow the trailer, so long as your understand what your limitations are.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:03 PM   #12
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We are almost sold on a 2014 Cherokee 274 DBh. Just wondering if anybody has concerns about towing 6200 pounds with my f150. I have the tow pack with tranny cooler. Any guidance would be welcome.

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I would probably at least give it a try, yours has the transmission cooler and tow package. Just don't forget that climbing a hill is the smaller part of the equation, descending the other part.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:11 PM   #13
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:24 PM   #14
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Just wondering if anybody has concerns about towing 6200 pounds with my f150.
In a word, "No."

See sig picture. That 5ver weighs 7500 pounds at the scale, leaving me almost a half ton of "margin"

Added additional tranny cooler, tranny temp gauge and Timbrens. That's all. Would recommend same mods to any 1/2 ton pulling just about anything.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:18 PM   #15
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For what it's worth: I pull our 5500# 261BHXL with a Tundra. The truck has a 4.30 rear end, 9700# SAE tow rating, and just over 1300# cargo. Wife and two kids, corn hole boards, tool box, spare manual tongue hack, and two evenings of firewood.
Everything pulls fine, tracks straight, rides smooth. I don't feel like I'm over loading. I can hold 65mph just fine, over hill and dale. Stopping is never scary unless due to someone else's stupidity.

We won't ever go much larger than what we have. Partly because I don't want a diesel truck. They are horridly expensive to maintain. Not for me. And I don't feel like I need a 30'+ palladium to enjoy camping.

Nothing wrong with a 1/2 ton, unless you need to win drag races to show you macho-hood.


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Old 07-07-2014, 09:29 PM   #16
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I am pulling a 25DS which is rated at 4023# and 378# on the tongue. Loaded out by itself behind my 01' F150 it tows great. When I load it out with my Polaris Ranger 400 in the bed of the truck and 2 Honda 2K generators plus camp chairs, tools and all supplies. The fresh water tank topped off I scale out at 12500# total weight. I am 100# over on the rear truck axle but have airbags and LT 10ply tires aired up to 75psi.
Runs it down the road real well but does grunt a bit in the mountains. This truck has 198K miles on it and has been towing pretty much it's entire life.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:29 PM   #17
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Just wondering if anybody has concerns about towing 6200 pounds with my f150
When I looked up your 274DBH it said the DRY WEIGHT was 6261lbs. That's before you add battery, LP gas and all your junk. The GVWR is 7906lb.

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Just wondering if anybody has concerns about towing 7906 pounds with my f150?

If you're rated for 8300 lbs, your margin is pretty darn thin. 8300 lbs assumes one 150lb driver and nothing else in the truck.
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We are pulling our Surveyor SP-240 empty at 4760# with an additional 2000# of gear in the camper and the truck we have weighed out pushing 7,000 and we pull it with 2013 tundra with the big engine. On the way to William, AZ on the interstate we had Big Rigs, Motor Homes and 5 th wheels pulling off the road to wait until the 35 to 50 mph winds eased up. We just plowed on at 55 to 60. Admittedly I would follow the big rigs that were fighting the head winds just to help out. While I think about a diesel rug occasionally but the expense of running the brutes when you are not pulling anything is absurd. I'll stick with my Tundra and like many other guys I am not likely
to ever pull anything larger.
I can understand if you are using a diesel in your business.


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Thinking about payload actually would be my concern. I have no idea what the recommendations are on this TV.


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Guy at work pulls a puma that is 6400# dry with his 2011 and says it does the job fine. Most of my driving will be on flat roads. The previous owner pulled a fifth with the truck. Still have the holes in the bed to show for it. Guess we will find out on Thursday
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