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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Towing 10k# trailer with F150

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I'm new here and about to order a Jayco 33RLDS travel trailer. Fully loaded it weights 9950 lbs (dry hitch weight 995 lbs). I have ordered a 2011 F150 Supercrew with a 5.5' box and Ecoboost with 3.73 gears and will tow 11,300# with max tow package. I’m willing to purchase a good quality hitch with stabilizers and sway control bars. The hitch weight can be loaded light or heavy with the stabilizer hitch. Some say the F150 is too little truck for this weight of trailer. Also should I go with LT tires? Once again any input would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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Personally, I believe the truck manufacturers are putting people in harms way with these tow ratings. If you going 20 miles to the park, no big deal, if you are travelling cross country or South with it, I believe it will be a very uncomfortable (or slow) ride.
IMO, the truck manf. are so interested in outdoing each other, they have lost site of common sense.
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I agree with Phil..I pulled the girlfriend's 27' travel trailer this weekend and i could tell it was back there..It was hard to maintain 80 km/h uphill, even running my towing tune on my programmer. I know that EB engine is good, but i dunno man..BTW, the 27' i pulled has a GVWR 07 7700 LB...i got 268 km on 1/2 tank..On the level my truck did ok tho..

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You probably don't even have enough payload on the F-150 to tow that trailer. A 10000 pound trailer is into superduty territory

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i think your tongue weight is a bit high.. Your max tongue weight with a weight distributions hitch is 1130.

You should def have LT tires. stiffer sidewalls with help with control.

the stabilizer hitch is going to move the weight forward, but still going to be a bit much IMO. I keep it to 75% if you can just for safety.. and improper loading of stuff. also that allows you to put stuff in the box still.


The back end of the truck is going to be sagging for sure.. adding an air bag/ride assist to will help bring the truck back to to proper riding height.. keep in mind it won't increase your max tongue load capacity.
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I tow a 5,000lb trailer and it does ok with it. Not the towing performance I expected out of a truck with a 10k rating. It sits level when the trailer is on with the WD hitch and on the flat it is no problem. Hills..well that is another story.

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I had a 27 ft and I knew it was back there just as Glen stated I think your trailer is to heavy, and what will the weightt be after you load it up. The other thing is on my Jayco the tongue weight did not include the 2 propane tanks....

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I have a 2010 F150 Max Tow with the 5.4 and pull an 8500# trailer with it.I just did 7000kms pulling and IMO the truck did well.I hear the ecoboost is even better for towing than the 5.4.Towing a big trailer like this with a half ton means you are definitely going to suck back the gas and you'll more than likely be in the slow lane going uphills.I've been up some pretty steep hills with my trailer and was still able to do 80kmh.Remember the diesels will pass you.
I would be careful that your trailer does not exceed the 11300 rating for safety reasons.You are already very close.Make sure to set your equalizer hitch up properly as well.

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Bear in mind, in Ontario, your only allowed to tow up to 10,000 lbs gross trailer weight with a "G" license. The MTO can make your life hell if they want to. Getting a trailer to move is easy. My VW could do it. Getting it to stop safely? That's something else entirely. Trailer brakes only do so much. They don't anticipate the crappy little honda with little kids in the back that just cut you off.

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Bear in mind, in Ontario, your only allowed to tow up to 10,000 lbs gross trailer weight with a "G" license.

BC is the same. You need an endorsement on your license to tow more than 10000 pounds

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