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Old 10-07-2015, 07:59 PM   #1
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Used truck; what to add?

Lot's of leases are being turned in and there are a lot of F150's not set up for towing available for a good price.

What is recommended for an F150:
5.0L 3:55 axle
GVWR 7000lbs
Passenger tires probably.
Ford specs show this model has a MAX tow weight of 9200lbs and GCWR 14,400lbs

Travel Trailer will be a Rockwood 1905:
GVWR ..................3946lbs (3111lbs dry)
Hitch ..................446lbs
ATV in the truck bed 800lbs
Passengers.............400lbs
Other gear.............200lbs
Total....5812lbs

I'm thinking transmission cooler, brake controler, sway bar and a good WD hitch. I want to put the ATV in the truck bed; think I'll need air bags to get things level?

Not sure yet if I want to order a new truck or add to a used. Never towed more than a 14ft boat so I want to make sure I get this right and not make any major mistakes.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:15 PM   #2
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You need to know your payload rating. I think with your trailer loaded, hitch weight would be closer to 600 lbs, then with atv, passengers and supplies you will be over payload weight. Now , only you can decide once you load everything on whether you are comfortable and feel that you are safe enough.

FWIW- I'm over in payload.
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:21 AM   #4
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you probably aren't far from your payload before you even hook up camper. ATV has to stay home.
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Ford cataloge say's this truck configuration "should have" a max payload rating of 2,060lbs.

Do I add....tongue weight+ATV+passengers+other gear to get my payload? Does truck payload include the 36 gallons of gas in the truck? That could be another 250lbs.

Thanks for the help, I'm slowly learning.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:58 AM   #6
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I think you should look for a truck with the towing package. There are a lot of those too . . . .save you a lot of work and money.
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you probably aren't far from your payload before you even hook up camper. ATV has to stay home.
Give the man a break, that's BS that he's close to payload without the trailer.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:51 AM   #8
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Ford cataloge say's this truck configuration "should have" a max payload rating of 2,060lbs.

Do I add....tongue weight+ATV+passengers+other gear to get my payload? Does truck payload include the 36 gallons of gas in the truck? That could be another 250lbs.

Thanks for the help, I'm slowly learning.
Yes, your ccc is all passengers, gear, hitch , tt tongue weight and 4 wheeler all added together then subtracted from ccc.

Basically everything you add to your truck gets subtracted from your ccc except you and fuel.

You and a full tank of full are all ready figured in.

You need a bigger truck!

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Old 10-08-2015, 08:58 AM   #9
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Im thinking more truck! The ATV alone can max out a 1500 series truck. Adding the hitch weight will push you over the limits long before you add bodies to the seats
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Lot's of leases are being turned in and there are a lot of F150's not set up for towing available for a good price.

What is recommended for an F150:
5.0L 3:55 axle
GVWR 7000lbs
Passenger tires probably.
Ford specs show this model has a MAX tow weight of 9200lbs and GCWR 14,400lbs

Travel Trailer will be a Rockwood 1905:
GVWR ..................3946lbs (3111lbs dry)
Hitch ..................446lbs
ATV in the truck bed 800lbs
Passengers.............400lbs
Other gear.............200lbs
Total....5812lbs

I'm thinking transmission cooler, brake controler, sway bar and a good WD hitch. I want to put the ATV in the truck bed; think I'll need air bags to get things level?

Not sure yet if I want to order a new truck or add to a used. Never towed more than a 14ft boat so I want to make sure I get this right and not make any major mistakes.
What is the trucks empty weight with driver and fuel?
I would think, without knowing all the details, that the rear axle and maybe rear tires of the F150 will be overloaded. But, you need to know the actual weights. Maybe the other gear would be loaded into the trailer?

Edit: If passengers, gear, tongue weight, and ATV is as you say, the unloaded truck (150# driver and fuel is already figured in) can't be over 5100#. My 1500 Chevy weighed nearly 6000# empty. So, IMO the ATV has to stay home or you need a more capable truck.
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