Originally Posted by sky2adam
My only thoughts are I wouldn't ever want to be close to or at the max tow rating of my vehicle ever again. You will have to be much more careful with speed, hills, braking. You are at the maximum recommended limit of that vehicle in probably ideal conditions.
I'm not saying you need a diesel to tow 4500 pounds, just don't ruin your daily driver to go camping.
Take that all with a grain of salt, i just downgraded a Duramax to an F150 with ecoboost to pull my 1809s.
me either, done that - won't do it again. After one year towing at max. towing capacity, went with an midsize SUV with 7200# towing capacity - (over 3000 more pounds than needed) - much much better - but still have to watch the total weight in the SUV.
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