Originally Posted by zorky
Wander if I messed up. I recently bought a 2013 F-150 King Ranch with 3.31 gears. I have a 2017 201BHXL which is about 4300lbs. Upgrading from a 2003 GMC Envoy which pulled this camper with a 4.2l and 2.73 gears. I planned on maybe upgrading to a 26-30 ft camper with slide outs in a year or so. Anyone else have 3.31 gears? The reason I bought is I tow my camper maybe 5-7 times in the summer to daughters sports tournaments. We spent a total of about 9 nights in it this summer but plan on using it more this next summer. I did not take my Envoy out of Ohio but one time to Indy. This next year we plan on taking it to Florida. Will these 3.31 gears pull it through the mountains OK? I do not plan on towing anything else with this truck and its not a daily driver either.
I have the exact same setup. I have a FLYTE 265DB Bunkhouse that advertises a 5190 pound dry weight. We are Tent campers and so we pack light, Im guessing loaded we are still under 5,900 pounds.
I pull through twisty back roads, up and down hills and the interstate.
I lock out 6th gear on the interstate, and stay within 60-65 or so.. and lock out 5th gear on the back roads. The truck has absolutely zero issues pulling the weight. I was hesitant getting the 3:31 gears but like you, pulling the camper is just a small portion of what it does. In 5th gear its still barely 2k RPMS at 62 ish or so..