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Yes, your 7500lb trailer will likely weigh 9k lbs loaded for a trip. I had a 7100lb 35ft trailer and loaded for a trip it weighed in at 9000-9300 lbs depending on length of trip. You will not be happy with the F150 towing that kind of weight, and remember it's not just the weight but e high profile of the TT in the wind.
If you really wanted the F150 you should've gotten the Max towing and HD chassis with opted for the V-8.

I would be looking at a 3/4 ton truck. Rams can be had with rear air suspension which will ride better, they also come with coil springs all around as standard which will ride better than leaf springs.

And even with the 3.5 eco boost that motor will be wound up all the time with the turbos spooled up to keep that load moving!


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dodge guy wrote:

Yes, your 7500lb trailer will likely weigh 9k lbs loaded for a trip. I had a 7100lb 35ft trailer and loaded for a trip it weighed in at 9000-9300 lbs depending on length of trip. You will not be happy with the F150 towing that kind of weight, and remember it's not just the weight but e high profile of the TT in the wind.
If you really wanted the F150 you should've gotten the Max towing and HD chassis with opted for the V-8.

I would be looking at a 3/4 ton truck. Rams can be had with rear air suspension which will ride better, they also come with coil springs all around as standard which will ride better than leaf springs.

And even with the 3.5 eco boost that motor will be wound up all the time with the turbos spooled up to keep that load moving!
Not really. The difference between the 5.0 V8 and the 3.5 ecoboost is a whole 20 hp (395 vs. 375) and the 3.5 ecoboost develops peak hp at a lower rpm then the 5.0 V8. And we won’t even talk about peak torque difference between the two, it’s pretty impressive how much better the 6 cylinder is.

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Thanks for all the info. We were able to tow it, but seeking to exchange the truck if at all possible. If only those Ford Salesmen knew as much about towing as yall do. Appreciate all the advice, even if it wasn't what we wanted to hear.

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Salesman only know how to sell vehicles unfortunately.


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