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Old 08-17-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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Towing Capacity?

We've been towing our 4400 lb jeep with no issues but was also thinking about setting up our f-150 with a curb weight of 5700lb.

I know the hitch is rated for 10k so no problem there but the listed capacity is 5k due to the gvr being 28k and gcwr 33k.

My question is we weighed our coach twice now full of fuel, water and empty gray and black as that is how we travel, full fridge etc...

We weighed 24k roughly. Does this mean I could safely to up to 9k and be below my 33k gcwr? With f-150 my gcwr would be about 30k or slightly under.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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I have an 2014 F-150 XLT 4x4 and a Georgetown 351. I went through this ad nauseum with my dealer and camping world in chattanooga. No dice. You are right on the weight of the F150 but even with the ability of the Legacy to tow more than the GT , it was the 36 feet of the GT and the weight of 26,000 pounds, making the tow not to exceed 5k which is still hard for me to understand. Really upset me. We went and bought a 2014 Ford Flex which has 7 passenger seating and is 4400 pounds. Still would rather towed the F150


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Old 08-27-2014, 09:38 PM   #3
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I have an 2014 F-150 XLT 4x4 and a Georgetown 351. I went through this ad nauseum with my dealer and camping world in chattanooga. No dice. You are right on the weight of the F150 but even with the ability of the Legacy to tow more than the GT , it was the 36 feet of the GT and the weight of 26,000 pounds, making the tow not to exceed 5k which is still hard for me to understand. Really upset me. We went and bought a 2014 Ford Flex which has 7 passenger seating and is 4400 pounds. Still would rather towed the F150


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Not sure I believe your dealers explanation.

Length has nothing to do with it.

3 considerations, chassis gvwr , chassis gcwr and the actual rating of hitch.

On the legacy our gvwr is 28k and gcwr is 33k.

We weighed coached with all tanks full
Fully loaded for trip and family on board and can't get it above 25k or so.

So as long as the hitch is truly a 10k hitch, towing 7-8k should be no problem.

We never travel with full tanks so this was a worst case scenario i did. Usually travel with half fresh and empty black and grey.
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Yes, its possible I misunderstood him too. On the GT the hitch is only rated for 5k. Our F150 dry weighed in at 4960 so I figured it would work but they said no. I am new to MH and have only had TT up till this year. On the F150 XLT Supercrew, it has a 36 gallon tank so I'm sure I would have exceeded 5k with a quarter tank of gas.

Thanks for the feedback.mI am bound and determined to have the Legacy before I retire next July.


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Old 08-27-2014, 09:46 PM   #5
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Is it limited due to licensing concerns? Here in Ontario you can only go to 11,000 kgs (~24250 lbs) total vehicle + trailer before you need a different license. It may be that the sticker limits on your motorhomes are less than it's capable in order to keep it within a similar kind of licensing class.
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Yes, its possible I misunderstood him too. On the GT the hitch is only rated for 5k. Our F150 dry weighed in at 4960 so I figured it would work but they said no. I am new to MH and have only had TT up till this year. On the F150 XLT Supercrew, it has a 36 gallon tank so I'm sure I would have exceeded 5k with a quarter tank of gas.

Thanks for the feedback.mI am bound and determined to have the Legacy before I retire next July.


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I think the important number to look at for the f150 is the curb weight which is including all fluids. Better yet is to get it weighed with whatever gear you may be hauling while towing. The curb on my 13' fx4 super crew was 5900 and when I weighed it with bikes and all the other stuff we typically travel with was around 6150.
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