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Old 09-25-2015, 10:08 PM   #1
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Hi all, looking at the XLR model an wanting to tow it with my 2013 f150! Looking for opinions?? Here's the specs on my 2013.

F150 (2013) supercrew 4x4
Engine = 6.2L
Transmission = 6 speed auto
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:40 AM   #2
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Will tow it but those 3.73 gears might bog you down in the steeps --- used my dad's ecoboost w max tow 4:10 gears and couldn't believe how much torque the ecoboost has - it could from a dead stop climb any hill and get you to 60 -65 with no problems ---- the only downside was the fuel Milage when towing - also over 65 mph had to pay Attention to sway the f150 is pretty light


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Old 09-26-2015, 07:11 AM   #3
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Hi all, looking at the XLR model an wanting to tow it with my 2013 f150! Looking for opinions?? Here's the specs on my 2013.

F150 (2013) supercrew 4x4
Engine = 6.2L
Transmission = 6 speed auto
3.73 rear end

Hyperlite, Nitro, Thunderbolt ? Might want to throw a model number in this equation. There is a fairly large swing between weights from a smaller Hyperlite XLR to the big 5th wheels.

I know there is a lot of back and forth on this site about F150s... I have owned probably 7 or so F150s. My last 150 was the Ecoboost. My last 2 trucks have been F250s. I'm liking the 250 way better and I even commute 50 miles into Atlanta everyday. This has all been in the last 15 years or so. Ford likes me cause I drive 60 to 70k a year.

Post up what model you are looking at...
Also, which GCWR does your truck have 13,500 or 17,100?

One issue you may have is tongue weight, especially if you are towing without a toy in the back. Our nitro has a tongue weight of about 1100 lbs completely dry, without propane, the genny, water, or anything else. It's closer to 1400 or 1500 loaded.
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payload is the limiting factor most of the time with 1/2 tons. Most of the newer 1/2 tons can be equipped to be very capable pullers. Just can't handle the payload that comes with the trailers they advertise they can tow.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:23 AM   #5
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I've had both Ford and Chevy half tons and presently a Chevy 2500. Half tons have the power but if you are purchasing, a heavier duty truck will give you a much better towing experience. Stability, power and general handling issues are far superior imo.
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I did not think you can get a 6.2l in a Ford. It would be a 5.0 or 3.5 ecoboost.
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I did not think you can get a 6.2l in a Ford. It would be a 5.0 or 3.5 ecoboost.
Raptor model has a 6.2
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I did not think you can get a 6.2l in a Ford. It would be a 5.0 or 3.5 ecoboost.

Yes it's a 6.2 same as the raptor.


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What does your driver side door sticker say for payload?



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This might be a SVT truck and the payload might suffer due to options. I know with my 2013 King Ranch SCREW Eco I had 400 lbs less payload due to options. I still towed 9500 lbs and 1750 pin weight. Worked OK but long term I would have toasted the rear axle.
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