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Old 03-06-2016, 03:35 PM   #1
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Rockwood 8327 & F150 w/Ecoboost

Our family currently has a Wildwood 261. We need something with more room since our kids aren't getting any smaller. We've looked at many trailers with bunkrooms and we fell in love with the layout of the 8327. My only concern is the weight. Dry weight is just over 8000lbs. My husband's truck can tow up to 9600lbs. We do not tow our trailer with the tanks full, and we suspect we "only" keep maybe 300 lbs or so of "stuff" in the trailer. What are your opinions about the feasibility and ease of towing the 8327 with a 2013 F150 w/Ecoboost? Thanks!

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Old 03-06-2016, 09:28 PM   #2
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Short answer, not even close. Dry tongue weight on that trailer is 1119 lbs. which in my experience grows by a minimum 20% as has occurred on every trailer we have owned. That would bring it to 1350 lbs.
I have an Eco F150 with Max Tow which gives me 11300 tow capacity and a hitch rated at 1150 # w/weight distribution. Look at the sticker on the hitch and it should say 1050# as with that tow capacity you probably don't have Max Tow.
Also look at the yellow sticker on the drivers door and look for the payload # and subtract 1350# from that and if the hitch was up to the task you would probably still be way over payload once the truck was loaded.
Last I looked in the aftermarket there wasn't even a hitch available for the F150 that would exceed 1200#.


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Old 03-11-2016, 09:07 AM   #3
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Get away from the TT and buy a 5er. Easier to tow and the weight is distributed a lot better with a 1/2 ton. Check out the Rockwood Ultra lights, great floor plans.

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Old 03-12-2016, 07:21 PM   #4
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I have the 8327SS and a F150 ecoboost. I tow mine with a F350 diesel. I will tell you the F150 can pull it. But it was really uncomfortable. I tried one time just to see how it tows. It would need airbags and E rated tires at a minimum. I wouldnt tow it with again. The 8327SS is a awesome trailer. It would be worth it to trade that F150 in and get a F250 or F350. We towed ours over 4k miles to yellowstone and back. Best vacation ever

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Old 03-12-2016, 07:41 PM   #5
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Get away from the TT and buy a 5er. Easier to tow and the weight is distributed a lot better with a 1/2 ton. Check out the Rockwood Ultra lights, great floor plans.
While you are right about 5ers towing better than travel trailers, there are very few 5ers light enough on the pin to make towing with a 1/2 ton easy.

Dorear, before you decide what to upgrade to, load your F-150 with all your camping gear and your entire family and go to a CAT scale to find out what it weighs ready to camp. Then compare that weight to the GVWR on the sticker on the drivers door. That will tell you what you have left for the trailer.

A WDH for a travel trailer will add about 75-100 pounds. A 5th wheel hitch will be double that. Then you have to add the tongue/pin weight that wil be loaded on the truck. Assume at least 10% of a travel trailer's weight and 20% for a 5er.

A 1/2 ton can handle a much larger travel trailer than 5er. Today's WDHs make towing a travel trailer much much better than in the past.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:06 AM   #6
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Rockwood 8327ss towing

We have a Rockwood Signature 8327 and tow with 2014 Ram 1500. NO problems at all. One year all through the North Carolina mountains and plenty of power with the RAM. We love the floorplan 4 slides with plenty of room!! FK Walter, Anderson, SC

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