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Old 09-15-2014, 08:06 AM   #11
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These salesman are tricky. Doubt it is anywhere in the paperwork.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:09 AM   #12
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Payload,payload,payload !!
Everything is there...towing capacity is worthless if you can't load the truck.
True. But the truck should have a payload around 1,500 lbs. With a 900lb tongue it only leaves another 600lbs or so. Yeah. Not too much, but doable. I suspect there is another 1,000lbs available in the trailer for cargo. Just need to place the stuff where you can.

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Old 09-15-2014, 08:24 AM   #13
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True. But the truck should have a payload around 1,500 lbs. With a 900lb tongue it only leaves another 600lbs or so. Yeah. Not too much, but doable. I suspect there is another 1,000lbs available in the trailer for cargo. Just need to place the stuff where you can.

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My 1/2 ton is only 1150 lbs, my brother in law's is 1300. His could be much lower. In my case, I'm just under when I have the trailer and me in the truck. Through in the family, car seats, etc and I'm over.




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Old 09-15-2014, 10:57 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the info. We don't load heavy so I'll be within specs. My concern is the 3:15 rear end gearing. What can I expect from this combo vs the 3:55 or lower rear end gearing? Will the EcoBoost be overworked? Thanks again.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:06 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the info. We don't load heavy so I'll be within specs. My concern is the 3:15 rear end gearing. What can I expect from this combo vs the 3:55 or lower rear end gearing? Will the EcoBoost be overworked? Thanks again.
Main thing is does it have a tow package? If not you can't tow that TT. Also what's your door sticker say for payload? If you have a King Ranch or Platinum then your payload could very well be under 1200lbs.

JMHO but you got duped and need to take it back and get the 3.55.

One more thing to think about is the trucks GCVWR. It's only 14000lbs with the 3.15 gears. If you're at your trucks GVW or close to it and with a 7200lb TT then you'll be over the trucks GCVWR of 14,000lbs.

I hope that 7200lb TT weight you're talking about is the loaded weight. If not then you're in over your head.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:35 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the info. We don't load heavy so I'll be within specs. My concern is the 3:15 rear end gearing. What can I expect from this combo vs the 3:55 or lower rear end gearing? Will the EcoBoost be overworked? Thanks again.
I'd recommend just keeping it out of the overdrive gears. Lock out anything above 1:1. It might accelerate like a dog, but you can probably get by. If it's a 2 wheel drive, consider changing the rear gears to something more tow friendly, like 3:73 or even 4:10. If it's a 4 wheel drive, you can do the same, just costs twice as much.
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It's always my opinion.... I would not consider towing anywhere near 10,000 lbs. with anything less than 3.73:1 gears. JMHO


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Old 09-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #18
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I wonder if the salesmen are being slimy or if someone told them ecoboost=11,000 pound tow capacity and didn't educate them that that is "properly equipped". I'm assuming it's 2wd as I don't think 4x4s were available with the 3.15 gear. Maybe you could get the dealer to cut you a deal on a swap to 3.55 or 3.73.
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I would take your vin# to a ford dealer and get the actual specs of your truck. When I bought my '14 Silverado, he had the basic stuff listed and under options it had the max tow package listed. Before I bought it, I took the vin to another dealer and had them run it so I knew what the truck actually had it without depending on a sticker in the window.
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I would take your vin# to a ford dealer and get the actual specs of your truck. When I bought my '14 Silverado, he had the basic stuff listed and under options it had the max tow package listed. Before I bought it, I took the vin to another dealer and had them run it so I knew what the truck actually had it without depending on a sticker in the window.
X2!

Look into the build sheet using the VIN to see how it was equipped. If it wasn't built for towing you can't fix that.

Judging from my door sticker that shows 1516 lbs. CCC, my Suburban has more than a lot of 1500 trucks!
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