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Old 02-14-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Thanks for welcoming my wife, kids and I to the site. Picking up our new
292 bhds liberty edition on Saturday. Won't have a chance to camp for awhile but very excited. Our first trailer. Not first time camping though. Reading some threads already has been very helpful.
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HELLO and welcome to the forum !
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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My one question when looking at trailers is if my f150 would pull ok. I have
a 2005 4x4 screw 5.4 with a 6 inch lift. It has been regeared with 4.56 gears. Working in the boat industry, I have pulled some of our 26ft seaswirls with it and no problems. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. The dealer says I should be ok.
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Welcome and congrats on your 292 BHDS liberty edition.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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Picked up new tt on saturday. Everything went smooth at dealer and towed home in several snow squalls. Fun. Truck pulled it way better than I thought. No problems. Now geeked to use it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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My one question when looking at trailers is if my f150 would pull ok. I have
a 2005 4x4 screw 5.4 with a 6 inch lift. It has been regeared with 4.56 gears. Working in the boat industry, I have pulled some of our 26ft seaswirls with it and no problems. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. The dealer says I should be ok.
In general, lift kits tend to have a negative impact on towing. The increased suspension travel, and generally softer spring rates you want off road lead to more on road movement of the tow vehicle, which induces sway into the trailer. This is highly subjective and will depend a great deal on your kit etc.

You might take a moment and look up the actual specs for your truck. If memory serves the payload rating on the supercrew is quite low. Most people hit the payload rating (the amount of GVWR you have after deducting the weight of the truck, fuel, occupants and all gear inside the truck/bed).

As a boat owner and having towed boats for the better part of 20 years I will tell you a travel trailer acts very differently on the ball than a boat does. All that frontal area makes them much less friendly to tow.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:37 PM   #8
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jeeplj8 Thanks for the input. I found a website that calculates max trailer weight with a 20% margin. I inputed all my specs and comes out to max trailer weight of 6667 lbs. Now with my lift it is a little less. I do have the factory springs and leafs with an extra leaf in the rear. My factory specs were with 3:73 axle. I now have 4:56. My suspension is actually stiffer than stock. So that all said, I am close. My specs are GVWR - 7200 GCWR 15000
Max trailer 9200. GCW 1369, max payload 1560.
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jeeplj8 Thanks for the input. I found a website that calculates max trailer weight with a 20% margin. I inputed all my specs and comes out to max trailer weight of 6667 lbs. Now with my lift it is a little less. I do have the factory springs and leafs with an extra leaf in the rear. My factory specs were with 3:73 axle. I now have 4:56. My suspension is actually stiffer than stock. So that all said, I am close. My specs are GVWR - 7200 GCWR 15000
Max trailer 9200. GCW 1369, max payload 1560.
Just keep in mind your higher gears can be cancelled out by taller tires. Having lifted a lot of Jeep's I have found that in order to spin a larger tire, you actually need a lower final drive ratio.

As with most things, use common sense, go easy on your equipment and take your time and you will be just fine. And more importantly, have fun!!
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