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Posted: 03/17/21 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Current set-up
2018 F150 Screw 4x4 3.5EB (1907 lb payload).
Husky Centerline TS Hitch
Jayco 22FB (6000 GCWR).
No real stability issues.

I usually have 1500+ lb left for tongue weight (I'm solo). I've been looking at a GD 2250RK (7495 lb) as a replacement.

Thoughts on whether it should be any real issue towing with a half ton. I'm sure I'll be okay on tongue weight (15% would be 1125 lb) but I really don't know how much is to much with a half-ton.

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Posted: 03/17/21 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Loaded and wet you’ll be 8600+ pounds. Upper limit IMO. Wouldn’t try it in my Silverado at 1712 pounds payload but you have more.


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You won’t have any problem with hp and that 10 sp transmission is a fantastic towing machine.

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That trailer weights 5546 dry. As a solo camper you really going to put 2000lbs of **** into it?

To answer your question that GD 2250 weighing 6500-7000 lbs will not be an issue for your F150.


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Mike, OP says new TT weighs 7495. IMO you determine weight by max allowed.

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Mike134 wrote:

That trailer weights 5546 dry. As a solo camper you really going to put 2000lbs of **** into it?

To answer your question that GD 2250 weighing 6500-7000 lbs will not be an issue for your F150.


Lol, he might if he fills all the tankes, there huge.


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Mike134 wrote:

That trailer weights 5546 dry. As a solo camper you really going to put 2000lbs of **** into it?

To answer your question that GD 2250 weighing 6500-7000 lbs will not be an issue for your F150.


The typical trailers actually received by customers appear to be about 800 lb heavier with 200+ lb more tongue weight. Many owner's were having issues with exceeding GVWR which is why GD added 500 lb to GVWR. It appears that the published weight may not include the mandatory option packages.

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That was always very common, especially in pop ups , not sure how it is with TT. The published weigjts were out of the factory, anything added at the dealer was extra weight. So everything was an add on. But it does list tanks adding up to 190 gallons, so black, greay and fresh, filling those at 8.3 gallons adds 1570 or so lbs. So it needs a high gvwr or you would not be able to use the tanks it has.

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Which of the approx 14 versions of the F150 do you have ?

Best to know what your TV's specifications are. Key will be the GVWR, GAWR and its actual weights on each individual axle when fully loaded, ready to tow


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Getting back to the title 1/2 ton limit. With your F150 and it's 1907 lb payload the F150 forum consensus would put it's limits at 30' and under with a top end of 8000lb GVRW. Some on the F150 forum have HDPP 150's and they successfully tow over 30' and a 9000 GVWR. At 15% tongue weight that 8000 would be 1200 so you've got plenty of payload left over.

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