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rlh6805

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Hello all,

My wife and I recently bought a second home and have found ourselves not using our camper much at all over the past two years. I sold my Excursion tow vehicle and have now sold the camper too. The issue is that now I find myself having to tow the camper about 200 miles to the new owner using my 2010 F150. Here are the stats. Camper = 7,400lbs dry, 9,500lbs GVWR. F150 = 2010 with Max tow package, GVWR = 7,675lbs. The F150 is rated to tow 10k lbs+ so I think I'm ok but I'm old school where I think you need a 3/4 ton to tow anything. Any advise?


Rob and Cindy in Michigan
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Posted: 07/31/12 06:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd do it once, but it does not seem worth setting up the WDH for one tow to new owner. Do you have a brake controller still too?


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IMO you could do this regularly but others may disagree but one time will not be an issue at all

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APT wrote:

I'd do it once, but it does not seem worth setting up the WDH for one tow to new owner. Do you have a brake controller still too?


Hi,

I really was hoping to not have to mess with the WD setup and since I have the Max Tow package on the F150 is has a built in brake controller. I'm kinda curious to see how it works.

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Magblue10 wrote:

IMO you could do this regularly but others may disagree but one time will not be an issue at all


Yea, it is only going to be a one time trip. It seems that the newer 1/2 ton trucks are rated to tow what the older 3/4 ton's were and the new 3/4 tons are like the old 1 ton's.

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