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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have a towing opinion?

I have a 2009 f-150 fx4 4x4 and Im looking at a 2006 27' jayco jayflight trailer, I wasnt planning on going any bigger than a 22ft but this looks like a smokin deal. The trailers dry weight is 4950 lbs and gvwr is 7500 lbs, tounge weight is 635 lbs. Does anyone have any experience towing something like this with a 09, or am I being stupid in thinking my truck will be ok with this set up.... oh and my truck is a super crew 5.5 bed with 5.4l motor.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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I have a 29ft Jayco and no problems at all....takes time to get up some of the
coquihalla hills. You should have no problems

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I had on '06 equally equipped truck, towing a 25' Jayflight and the only thing I didn't like was the braking wasn't quite what I'd like ('09 model may have better braking than '06). I did have to have the sway bars set tight to level the truck somewhat. Air bags or overloads would have been needed if I kept unit. The mileage also sucked as I didn't use overdrive, as recommended.


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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks guys, anyone else? Ill take any advise or input to help make this decision.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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Got an 08 that will tow that no problems.
Just get some weight distributing bars (equalizer bars) and a brake controller (if the truck doesn't have it already) and away you go.


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Yeah deffinately need to get an equalizer set up, I seriously considering it. Just worried about pullin in the summer, tranny heating up....havent towed anything with this truck yet.
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i havent had a problem, 24' open deck, and i haul a 71 cutlas or my 84 f100, the trans temp on my gauge might get up to 170deg, but thats with a loaded truck with every thing to racing for the weekend.

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Might want to look into a bigger tranny cooler too.


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how was your truck equipt?does it have the towing package if it does it will have the heavy duty trans cooler and brake controler and wiring already there,it should haul the trailer no problem,also a programmer with a display(like edge,gryphon)can be handy to monitor trans temp and other perameters.


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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-08-2010, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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It dosent have the heavy tow package, I just installed a brake controller with the supplied connector that comes in the truck. I think most come with a reciever ,4 and 7 pin connector, but mine didnt have factory controller it did have the wireing though. I guess the 3.73s the fx4 has would help a bit compared to the 3.55s in my last xlt.
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