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RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

Not to worry, I have written of the F-150 as an option. I don't know if we'll end up with a travel trailer or a camper so I'm only targeting 1-ton trucks, but not DRW. The last time I dealt with diesel trucks I owned the 7.3l powerstroke and everybody was angry about the 6.0l engines. Now I'm doing my research on used trucks and I see the 6.4l is almost as hated as the 6.0. So I suppose Ram and Chevy are in the mix, which is fine I just prefer the Fords. I wish I had kept that old F-250.
thesumners 07/19/20 08:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

Did you consider a toy hauler TT? Might move the weight around enough to meet TV load capacity. Yes, but my wife hates the toy-haulers. She doesn't care about the toys, if she's going along she doesn't want toys in her living space so I gotta live with that. Some do have garages but, I'm good with the TT.
thesumners 07/15/20 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

Thank you all, for confirming what I thought. I'll be shopping for a 250 or 350 instead of a 150. Used prices are OK for what I'm looking for, so no worries on this end. Thanks! Greg
thesumners 07/14/20 11:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

3.5L ecoboost is 13,200 towing and 3,230 max payload, in the base configuration. We'd get a 4x4 crewcab so it would decrease a bit. So yes it's right at the ceiling of the specs. I am not arguing it's a good idea.
thesumners 07/14/20 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

25' ? Would seem easy to me. Check for max towing AND max payload options. I checked the specs and did the math. The F-150 is, looking at the spec sheet, able to do it. In practice I don't think it would be fun. I remember the white-knuckle moments in bad weather with a fully loaded F-250. That was ancient technology (1997 7.3l turbo diesel) I was hoping things had changed. I did actually test drive a V8 F-150 at one point, maybe it was a 11th gen. Man it was fun to drive compared to a big diesel! But anyway maybe I'll investigate a bigger rigs at this point just for the additional payload and brakes etc.
thesumners 07/14/20 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
Modern 1/2 ton tow vehicle question

Hey all, Our family was active on RV.net and camping for a while but we moved on to new hobbies. Now we're picking it back up again. In the past we towed a heavy 30' Arctic Fox and dirt bikes in the truck bed with a longbed F-250 diesel. It was fine for that purpose. We're looking a similarly heavy trailer again, maybe 25'. We haven't bought yet. Of course I would rather drive a 1/2 ton as a daily driver and tow with it. A F-150 with max tow package is right at the top of the specs. Dirt bikes in the bed with humans is pretty heavy, maybe 2800lb payload and 12k towed. So yeah the F-150 CAN do it but SHOULD it? I have not driven one or towed with a newer truck. Any pointers appreciated.
thesumners 07/14/20 11:14am Tow Vehicles
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