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Old 10-19-2015, 01:49 PM   #11
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Check your owners manual about if you can even pull a fifth wheel. It is not recommend to pull one on a 1/2 ton. I do believe the F150 is a 1/2 ton. How many people are you planning on sleeping in it?
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:29 PM   #12
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I am pulling a 2015 FR 2504S (about 5,000 lbs) with the same pickup (2014) that has a V6. It pulls fine on relatively flat land, but is a dog when going up hills. I am going to replace it with a V8, which should provide the power needed to comfortably pull the trailer and I'll likely get better gas mileage since it won't be as much a load on the engine and transmission.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:59 PM   #13
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I pull a FR 8280 5er with a 1/2 ton Chevy. 1500 Silverdo with no problem .
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:11 PM   #14
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Seen a bunch in Myrtle Beach State park with Quebec on license plate.Thats a pretty good haul if you match the 5er with the 1/2 ton truck it will work yes short bed and all most were fords but a few Chevys
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:13 PM   #15
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looks like the OP is a "one and done" poster. We need lots more info before any accurate advice can be given
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:51 PM   #16
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I am pulling a 2015 FR 2504S (about 5,000 lbs) with the same pickup (2014) that has a V6. It pulls fine on relatively flat land, but is a dog when going up hills. I am going to replace it with a V8, which should provide the power needed to comfortably pull the trailer and I'll likely get better gas mileage since it won't be as much a load on the engine and transmission.
Eh? Are you talking about the F-150? I pull a 7000 lb 2604WS up I-5 with a 2014 F-150 Ecoboost and I would not call it a dog at all. I have the power to pretty much go up anything at the speed limit. Only on the steepest/longest grades do I run into issues, and they are cooling issues not power issues.

BTW be careful with that "replace it with a V8" because it may not be better. I chose the Ecoboost specifically because it has more torque than the base V8. I love the sound of a V8 and have driven them for years. But this game is all about torque and the dual hairdryer V6 has it over the base V8s in the F-150s.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:52 AM   #17
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I have 2001 F150 supercrew and i tow a 2015 233s roo not having a problem till i hit really big hills then i dogs down a bit
Also you can look up your vehical specs here and it works for other trucks too

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Old 10-20-2015, 11:24 AM   #18
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We have a Flagstaff 829fkss TT with a dry wt of 6313#. I estimate that it is probably about 7100 or 7200 lb loaded and we tow it with a 2014 F150 EcoboostSuper Crew, Maxtow w/ E rated 10 ply tires on it. It pulls stronger than our 2005, 2008, or 2011 Super Crews similarly equipped but with v-8's (5.4l and 5.0l). Payload rating was 1900 lb with the standard tires. I? did put the heavier tires on it.
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I have 2001 F150 supercrew and i tow a 2015 233s roo not having a problem till i hit really big hills then i dogs down a bit
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That's a very good link. That said I have a '13 F150 ecoboost Supercrew 4X4 that pulls my Palomino easily.
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I am not a truck snob. I don't think you need a 20 cylinder, 6 axle 3 ton all wheel drive to pull a fiver. I do think with the right 1/2 ton it's totally possible. I think the weight distribution you need and the challenges posed by a short bed are daunting. You definitely need to find the right setup, and TT to pull it off.
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