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Old 02-22-2016, 07:08 PM   #11
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I personally would go the extra price and get the F150. 3.5 L Eco boost with the heavy duty tow package and the 3.55 rear axle. And u won't have any problems. Forget the dodge 1500 you won't be happy towing a TT weighing 7000 lbs believe me. It's your dime but I changed to the ford was unhappy with the dodge in towing. Was a great riding truck but totally different when hooked up to a travel trailer. Hope this helps
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:15 PM   #12
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I personally would go the extra price and get the F150. 3.5 L Eco boost with the heavy duty tow package and the 3.55 rear axle. And u won't have any problems. Forget the dodge 1500 you won't be happy towing a TT weighing 7000 lbs believe me. It's your dime but I changed to the ford was unhappy with the dodge in towing. Was a great riding truck but totally different when hooked up to a travel trailer. Hope this helps
I had a 2012 Ram and traded for a 2015 F150. The Ram has coil springs in the rear which gives it a wonderfully soft ride. Going to the Ford towing was much more stable and no longer thought of airbags.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:49 PM   #13
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If I can swing it, I'll go the 3.5 route. But one of the TT's I'm looking to swap to is the micro lite 25bhs. Don't know the exact weight of the one near where I am, but on the website it's listed at 4800# and some change dry. Gvwr isn't listed either. . I would think a maxed out 2.7 would handle it. But not sold on that particular trailer just yet. Others out there I'm eyeing.

Appreciate the info from you guys!
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:01 PM   #14
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We just picked up a 2016 F 150 3.5 Ecoboost with a 3.55 diff and trailer tow last night. Although I haven't towed with it yet the performance is really impressive! Can't wait to pick up the new Roo!
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:28 PM   #15
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Don't know the exact weight of the one near where I am, but on the website it's listed at 4800# and some change dry. Gvwr isn't listed either.
All you need to do is add the CCC amount to the dry weight, to get the GVWR.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:50 PM   #16
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Alright, so roughly 6300#..
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:59 PM   #17
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I was towing my Wildcat Maxx 24RG with my 2015 2.7 EB F 150. The only limiting factor was the truck's tow capacity of 8000#. The trailer is 6400# dry+LD hitch+ sway bar+driver and passenger.....you can see that really, really fast I was up against weight issues. And I had the 6900# GVWR/towing package. I bought a tongue weight scale and the claimed dry tongue weight of approx. 670# was at 850# with a lightly loaded trailer. There was no way I could load the trailer to its 10,000# GVWR. While I had no issues with the 2.7 EB I just didn't have the margin I wanted and traded up to an F250 diesel.
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