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patperry2766 wrote:

rollindowntheroad wrote:

Ok I finally give!!! I understand that I wouldn't be able to tow a 5th wheel. With calculations I've come up with the max I could even tow a travel trailer is 7,000 lbs. A far cry from what Ford advertises.


That's not correct either. Per the 2019 Ford trailer towing guidelines and based on the info from your original post, max tow weight is 10,700 lbs

2019 Trailer Tow

look on page 19


Yes, that's the listed "tow rating". What the OP is saying, and what most don't understand, is that once you load the vehicle with gear and passengers etc he only has enough payload left to support the tongue weight that a 7k trailer would have. Rarely will you ever get to anywhere near a vehicles tow rating without exceeding 1 or more other ratings first.

A travel trailer weighing 10,700lbs would have an average tongue weight over 1300lbs! That would exceed the receiver rating and nearly max out many 1/2 ton trucks on payload without anything else in the truck.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Yes, the motor can put out those numbers but doing so really limits the duty rating.
That must be why you see so many reports of dead ecoboosts everywhere - Oh Wait - I haven't seen any such reports - must be a bunch of malarky.





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Just to add a little bit more information. The ford 3.5 v6 ecoboost puts out 375 horsepower & 470 foot pounds of torque. How a little mostly aluminum engine of that size can handle twin turbos and that much power is mind boggling. However they seem to be holding up as well as any other gas engine that's out there.


I think it comes down to very few tow at the max ratings or even tow much at all (ie:90% or more of miles are running empty).

If Ford was comfortable towing 10k on a regular basis, they would be putting it in the 3/4 & 1 ton trucks.

Yes, the motor can put out those numbers but doing so really limits the duty rating.


That is fine unless you are full time. 50% or more of the time we are towing our 19000#, 40 ft 5er. So we want a truck rated to tow more than 10% of the time.

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valhalla360 wrote:

Yes, the motor can put out those numbers but doing so really limits the duty rating.
That must be why you see so many reports of dead ecoboosts everywhere - Oh Wait - I haven't seen any such reports - must be a bunch of malarky.


Could you explain?

What I basically described is the motor is capable for short bursts of putting out lots of power but it's OK because very few do more than that...hence most don't exceed the duty rating.


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That is fine unless you are full time. 50% or more of the time we are towing our 19000#, 40 ft 5er. So we want a truck rated to tow more than 10% of the time.

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What 1/2ton is rated for a 19k lb 40ft 5er?

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That is fine unless you are full time. 50% or more of the time we are towing our 19000#, 40 ft 5er. So we want a truck rated to tow more than 10% of the time.

Ken


What 1/2ton is rated for a 19k lb 40ft 5er?


None are. The point is to get the right truck for the job, never mind what the salesman says or what you best buddy is towing with.

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I see a guy pull a 36 ft.FW Montana with a Ford 150.He say it pull very good the truck don't even feel it.


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Don't forget, you can pull the Space Shuttle with a 1/2 ton, and I'm sure that's a lot more than 19K.


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