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Old 09-15-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Question HELP...Can my F-150 pull the 27HFS - XLR Hyper Lite

Here's the original window sticker, your help would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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If you have already purchased truck, consult owners manual. I am sure someone else ( weight police) will chime in .
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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Doesn't look like it to me.

Your maximum GCWR is 5216 pounds.
Maximum trailer weight is 5800 pounds.

If your vehicle is not equipped with a heavy-duty trailer towing package, the maximum weight your vehicle can tow is limited to 5000 pounds.

Dry weight of the trailer is 5578 pounds.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:40 AM   #4
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Also check tongue weight. My 27hfs when dry is pushing 800+
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I've had several 4.6L's, and I wouldn't want to pull that camper with one. Those weight ratings don't take into account frontal area. What makes a camper hard to pull is the fact that you have ~64 Sq. ft. of frontal area you are dragging that is catching wind. IMHO, that 4.6 will struggle with a camper that's weights are far under it's rating towing capability. I have an Expedition with 4.6 that I used to pull a 23' camper that weighed 4400lbs home with. Flat ground to slow rolling hills- nothing steep at all- and it was a fight the whole way. Didn't think it was ever going to make it. Dropping to 2nd gear and revving like crazy just to maintain 55 on a slight incline. I would recommend upgrading to something with a 5.4L if you stay in that year range of 1/2 ton truck- it is night and day compared to the 4.6.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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I have a 4.6L F-150 that I use to pull my 20' bass boat and the 4.6L handles the boat just fine. I used the 4.6L to move the camper a short distance (like 5 miles) one time and it struggled. I am towing my 27HFS with a 5.4L expedition which it does Ok but an F-250 with a 6.0 diesel would be more than enough. I would not attempt to pull the camper with a 4.6L at all. By the time you get your camper loaded down with stuff, you would have a hard time taking off from stop lights or even handling any hills. I feel that you would be asking way too much from a 4.6L with this camper.

When my camper came from the factory, the dry weight (unloaded) was at 6600lbs. I think you would be over the spec for that truck.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:27 AM   #7
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Doesn't look like it to me.

Your maximum GCWR is 5216 pounds.
Maximum trailer weight is 5800 pounds.

If your vehicle is not equipped with a heavy-duty trailer towing package, the maximum weight your vehicle can tow is limited to 5000 pounds.

Dry weight of the trailer is 5578 pounds.

This is incorrect. I only seen a GVWR which is for the truck itself of 6,800LBS.

To answer the question truthfully and accurately when need a picture of your door sticker or if you can tell us what your GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) and your GCWR (gross combined weight rating) is before we can go too much farther. It would also be hugely helpful for a weight of your truck full of fuel and you in the cab.

Subtracting your truck weight from the GVWR will give you the "payload" (additional weight/tongue weight will be part of this) you are allowed in addition before going over the manufactures listed rating.

subtracting your truck weight from the GCWR will give you the maximum the trailer can weigh. But remember to factor in toys, gear, people, pets, food and supplies...

If you can get us the GVWR, GCWR and a truck weight that would be great and we can help you...

Until that information is obtained here any other replies are really not even valid due to not having all the needed information... IMO...
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This is incorrect. I only seen a GVWR which is for the truck itself of 6,800LBS.

To answer the question truthfully and accurately when need a picture of your door sticker or if you can tell us what your GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) and your GCWR (gross combined weight rating) is before we can go too much farther. It would also be hugely helpful for a weight of your truck full of fuel and you in the cab.

Subtracting your truck weight from the GVWR will give you the "payload" (additional weight/tongue weight will be part of this) you are allowed in addition before going over the manufactures listed rating.

subtracting your truck weight from the GCWR will give you the maximum the trailer can weigh. But remember to factor in toys, gear, people, pets, food and supplies...

If you can get us the GVWR, GCWR and a truck weight that would be great and we can help you...

Until that information is obtained here any other replies are really not even valid due to not having all the needed information... IMO...

I don't care where the numbers come in. GVWR, GCWR and truck weight are not the only important factors when towing like some make them out to be. A 4.6L is going to struggle with a travel trailer, especially if he plans to travel in any areas that aren't FLAT. Once again, the load ratings don't take into account the type of load. He could take a flat bed loaded with steel plates at 6K and have no trouble, but a camper at 4K is going to really stress his drivetrain. I know there are many here that pull light campers with a 4.6L. But, IMHO, it is a lot to ask of a 4.6 to pull a full size travel trailer. I would probably recommend stepping up to a larger V8 for anyone besides those doing occasional, local camping in relatively flat areas. And even then I'd recommend getting something less than 23' and 4K or so. This is just one country boy's opinion after having grown up seeing or personally towing all different types of trailers and loads, so take it for what it's worth.
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This is incorrect. I only seen a GVWR which is for the truck itself of 6,800LBS.

To answer the question truthfully and accurately when need a picture of your door sticker or if you can tell us what your GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) and your GCWR (gross combined weight rating) is before we can go too much farther. It would also be hugely helpful for a weight of your truck full of fuel and you in the cab.

Subtracting your truck weight from the GVWR will give you the "payload" (additional weight/tongue weight will be part of this) you are allowed in addition before going over the manufactures listed rating.

subtracting your truck weight from the GCWR will give you the maximum the trailer can weigh. But remember to factor in toys, gear, people, pets, food and supplies...

If you can get us the GVWR, GCWR and a truck weight that would be great and we can help you...

Until that information is obtained here any other replies are really not even valid due to not having all the needed information... IMO...
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:43 AM   #10
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I have the ecoboost with towing package which has a higher tow rating but I was still not comfortable stepping into the 27. I backed down to the 24 which weighs 1000 pounds less and 300 pounds lighter tongue weight. I can tell you I would not have been comfortable towing more. It pulls it fine but I definitely feel it.
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