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Posted: 06/06/21 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is the ideal weight of a travel trailer you can pull with a F-150 4x4 Ford with towing package??





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Posted: 06/06/21 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends on the F150 gvwr rawr....engine size/tranny a drive ratio.

Ford gives the F150 gvwrs ranging from tiny 6200 lbs up to 8200 lbs and rawr from very small 3200 lbs up to 4800 lbs. And of course engine sizes from small v6 up to the 5.0....3.5 EB engines.


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Get your VIN # and call Ford give then the # and they’ll tell what your truck is rated to tow. My 2020 F150 with max tow package is rated to tow 13200 lbs

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Much less than they say IMO. The year of the truck makes a huge difference. Do you have a 2001 or a 2021? Look up the towing guide and see what your weights are for your actual truck. Then go way under the max figures if you want to enjoy traveling.

When I towed with the older F150 size trucks I preferred trailers around 6K and 25' max and the biggest engine option. I used the equalizer brand hitch set up. Trucks are rated for more GCWR now days. I learned right away I wanted a long wheel base truck with more weight though, never really liked pulling close to max with any size truck.

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I wouldn’t go any higher than 7k lbs loaded.


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6k dry, assuming you have the HD towing package and either 3.5L Ecoboost or 5.0L V8 engines. Lots of power, but suspension and stability on the highway are the more practical limitations.


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dodge guy wrote:

I wouldn’t go any higher than 7k lbs loaded.


A lot of 1/2 tons shouldn't be towing 4-5k.
Others may be able to handle upwards of 10k.

Depends on the specs of the truck. They vary wildly for 1/2 ton trucks.


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There are two stickers on the door of the truck. They give you information like GVWR, RAWR, max cargo (payload), that the info anyone would to tell you what you can reasonably tow. Without that info, any answers to your question have no basis in facts.

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I agree with what Nickthehunter just said. A tow rating is a decent place to start but....few half tons can actually tow the maximum weight stated without having troubles in other areas. I tow a 6500 lb trailer with my Tundra that (they say) can tow 10K lbs. With a TW of close to 1000 lbs I am close to my payload number before I even start the engine. So, look at axle ratings and payload capacities when you start to narrow your choices.


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valhalla360 wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

I wouldn’t go any higher than 7k lbs loaded.


A lot of 1/2 tons shouldn't be towing 4-5k.
Others may be able to handle upwards of 10k.

Depends on the specs of the truck. They vary wildly for 1/2 ton trucks.


Lol, unless you're including old wore out, less than OE capability, or an old 6 cyl 3 on the tree with 3.07 gears, there isn't a 1/2 ton built for idk how many years that isn't rated at least 5klbs and 99% of them are rated higher than that.


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