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Old 04-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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What Classic Superlite trailers could we pull?

We just purchased a 2013 F150 crewcab with a V6 with Ecoboost. It is supposed to have towing for 9600lbs. I found a 2007 33' Flagstaff superlite- looks lightweight, has huge windows on the slide. Don't know the weight and am wondering if we could pull this travel trailer. Cannot find the weight of any 2007 trailers on the internet. Is there a website for that? Also, what weight travel trailer in general would be the heaviest we could safely tow? Planning to head across the US next year. Thank you.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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You would get better help if you post the model number, but check and see if your trailer is listed here. Good luck.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!

You need to get the owner of the 2007 camper in question to provide it's GVWR from the sticker on the left front corner. I don't think you'll have an issue with the total weight of the camper, but you'll have to watch the tongue weight and the available payload of the truck. It's not a max tow package so the GVWR of your truck is probably 7200 lb and a real payload of about 1000 lb depending on the number of passengers and gear you carry in the truck.

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Thank you for the replies- the GVWR is 7500 lbs. Is that too heavy for our truck? Are there other well-made, well planned out trailers that I should be looking at? We have a big old Jayco and I love it- so much storage and well made. The only other one I have found that is similar quality is the Forest River Flagstaff.
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If the camper's GVWR is 7500 lb the tongue weight at 13% of total would be 975 lb. You should be okay but need to be careful on the amount of weight in the truck including gear as you'll be close to your payload limit.

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Man...I was just in this same dilemma...you are pushing the limits of the F150.... It is capable...but a lot of trailer. I ended up buying a F250. HUGE Difference! Keep the length short...little bit lighter, and load management and you should be ok. A WD and Sway Control hitch is a must. The setup is most critical. I took mine to a CAT scale with a full load and weighed it all out. That was the trick on the F150

We purchased a Rockwood Windjammer. (Flagstaff step sister) love it so far!
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Thank you for the info!

I was just online looking at the Rockwood- like the layout-similar to Flagstaff. We have an F350 but it gets about 5 mpg when towing, which is why we got the F150. Guess we will have to go with an ultra light trailer or a shorter one.Thanks again!
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