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Old 09-26-2015, 02:33 PM   #21
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:37 PM   #22
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F150 Towing?

Been pulling a Wildcat 28RKS with a 7700GVW F150 6.2 with Max Tow package for three years. NO issues. One can always use more power....it's who we are
We gross at 16800lbs fully loaded ready to go at our heaviest. That was for a 3 month trip north to the Arctic Ocean so I was carrying an extra spare mounted on wheel for both the truck and trailer. That puts us 300lbs under allowable CGVW for the truck. IMHO, it's all about expectations. I'm not a high speed trailer ing guy......it burns a LOT of fuel. I like to stay under 100KPH (63MPH). As far as towing ability, we pulled a lot of 10% grade this summer and up to 14 in some places and the 6.2 3:73's did the job. At 63MPH , in level country no head winds, I run in 6 gear 1500RPM 95 % of the time. Our trailer has dry weight of 8000lbs and weighs 9200 ready to roll. If u use the 12% rule, I'm 1100 Lbs on the hitch . Moved my gen set to a nice checker plate box on the back trailer bumper to get the weight off the truck payload. 9000 miles this summer we averaged 11.2 MPG over the entire trip...city, highway etc. and of course make sure you set your WDH up properly. I used a Reese anti sway bar so no effect from side wind or commercial traffic passing.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:29 PM   #23
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Somebody mentioned 4:10 gears that is not what they come with It was 3:73 that is what you got and what you won't if you ordered with tow package that is what was on them in 2011 max tow package but that was Eco boost to don't know if that means anything
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Folks, your ECO boost and 1/2 ton trucks are very nice trucks but take it from someone who has been down the road with all trucks gas and diesel. You need 2500 or more series to do any type of towing. I have horses and a fifth wheel. No matter what the dealers tell you the extra suspension and the stopping power (brakes) make the difference. Be careful out there.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:10 PM   #25
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...Worked OK but long term I would have toasted the rear axle.
Based on what? I have a 3.23 re with over 90k on it and probably 70K towing and it still doesn't make any noise. Could blow on the way to FL, but, so far, so good.
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Based on what? I have a 3.23 re with over 90k on it and probably 70K towing and it still doesn't make any noise. Could blow on the way to FL, but, so far, so good.
My thoughts were semi floating vs full floating with 1750 pin weight...
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You need 2500 or more series to do any type of towing.
This is far from true . . . IMO . . .
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When we shopped for our 2014 F-150, I told the salesman I wanted serious towing capability and he sold me the 3.5 Ecoboost. About four months later we were shopping for our first TT, we found a FR Wildcat that we really liked.
I asked the dealer to hook it up and let us drive it around the parking lot to get the feel of it. He came back saying he could not sell us the TT to be towed with the F-150. An argument ensued and he explained the F-150 could easily pull the TT. But even with good trailer brakes, the trailer could push the truck into an intersection when we were trying to stop for a red light. If that happen, our kids could go to court and take his dealership away.
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Based on what? I have a 3.23 re with over 90k on it and probably 70K towing and it still doesn't make any noise. Could blow on the way to FL, but, so far, so good.
My pin weight could be as high as 1900 lbs with the F 150 add passengers and gear in the bed I was 1000 lbs over CCC, rear axle at limit, after a long tow rear diff was hot and smelly. Really a moot point as the truck is now being used by retiree to go to his cottage and haul emptys back to the brewers retail.
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Using f150 for towing

Is there anyone who actually wants to answer the OP's question? Can't believe y'all aren't tired from arguing this yet. I get people have differing opinions on tow vehicles but most of the posts in this thread don't have anything to do with the actual question asked.

And I'm still waiting too hear what model trailer you are looking into towing...
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