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Posted: 06/07/21 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't like towing more than 6,000 pounds with my 1500 or the Tahoe before it. Well within specifications.

What are your truck's limits from the Ford door sticker?


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1/2 Ton trucks like the F150 will often run out of payload long before tow capacity.

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egh33 wrote:

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


Honestly we can't tell you with out knowing which F150 you have. Ford make about 20 variations of the F150. some with 6clys, some with turbos, some with out, V8s. some with low rear gears, and some with high rear gears, and the truth is you can get the towing package in all of them.

Best thing to do is find out which one you have. which engine, which rear gear, what trim package, and so on. and of course what GVWR you have. That will determine how much tongue weight you can carry. and so determine how heave the TT can be.


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egh33 wrote:

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


Ideally, if you could find another unicorn like I have, you'd be good. 3.5L EB, 3.73 rear, 6sp xmission, 2,286# cargo capacity, 4800# rear axle.

Mine came with Max Tow and HD Package.


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I wouldn't go over 7,000 lbs loaded regardless of power train. The truck it's self is light in weight due to the aluminum body. You want as much weight towing the TT as you can get for stability.

Just because you can go 60 mph vs 50 mph up a hill won't mean diddle in side winds or passing or being passed by semi's.

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Thanks for all the reply's.
Now I need to tell you why I was checking information
the truck belongs to my daughter. I told her to go to the dealership where she bought the truck and let them tell her all about it. She did as I told her, what a surprise. She got her a trailer today. She does know how to pull a trailer. So I think she will do OK. Thanks again.
She drove our Motor home quite often.





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Hmmm... well that still leaves us in the dark but lets just hope the dealership folks knows something about real world tow and haul weights for her particular F150.


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Encourage her to use a WDH with sway control.

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What did Ford tell her and what trailer did she get?

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capacitor wrote:

What did Ford tell her and what trailer did she get?


For whatever reason, OP asked a very specific question with very generic info given and has yet to provide any meaningful content as to how the truck is built.
This thread is done. Shouldn’t matter to us since it doesn’t matter to the person who asked the question.


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