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Old 03-18-2017, 11:45 AM   #1
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Anyone Towing a Ford F-150 4x4?

We are looking at what we can do to increase our mobility when we get to the campground. We currently have 2 bikes one of which is an adult trike that I had a customized basket made for. So I thought the F-150 could replace my untowable Honda Ridgeline as my primary vehicle and I could tow it, putting the bikes in the bed. The tow capacity is 7,500 lbs on my Forester and the F-150 loaded with the bikes should be 1,000 lbs under. Need the 4x4 for towing and some off road exploring.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:35 AM   #2
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Now a jeep!

Guess not! Anyway, the DW and I decided that an F150 is too big for her to drive. So we are looking at a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4 dr. We see a great many out there and everyone says they are perfect for towing. Found out the DW's tricycle will fit in the rear cargo area and I can attach the bike rack to the 2" receiver. When we do get it, I will be asking for advice on what tow bar and braking system works best.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:29 AM   #3
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Guess not! Anyway, the DW and I decided that an F150 is too big for her to drive. So we are looking at a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4 dr. We see a great many out there and everyone says they are perfect for towing. Found out the DW's tricycle will fit in the rear cargo area and I can attach the bike rack to the 2" receiver. When we do get it, I will be asking for advice on what tow bar and braking system works best.
Probably a good call.
Jeeps are plug and play.
F150 is probably not flat towable anyway and too heavy.
The Jeep will probably still weigh in at 4500 unloaded.
I'm towing 4k with my Chevy and thats the max I would go.
I do know the Ford will tow much more but the fuel mileage will be crap.
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And you will have much more fun in the Jeep !
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Jeep vs. F150

I've pulled a jeep across the country twice.
I love it..
Put the transfer case in neutral and off you go.
It'll follow you everywhere without any trouble.
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towing an F150

We have towed a 2013 F 150 super crew with absolutely no problem. I think that a jeep would be just as heavy as the F150 and all models after 2012 are plug and go towable (simple switch on dash). I would never buy a jeep because too many people have found them undependable.
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We have towed a 2013 F 150 super crew with absolutely no problem. I think that a jeep would be just as heavy as the F150 and all models after 2012 are plug and go towable (simple switch on dash). I would never buy a jeep because too many people have found them undependable.
We thought about a Jeep also but questioned the reliability.

I have 3 kids and just bought a 2014 Subaru Outback as a toad. It is a 6-spd and is as easy as putting it in neutral. It only weights around 3500 pounds also. Definitely not as good as a Jeep or F-150 off road but will do OK for exploring some dirt trails if need be.
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