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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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2010 F150 Max trailer towing question

Guys I need some help on this one....I have the 2010 FX4 Supercrew 6.5. It has the 7700# GVWR and it has the Max Trailer Tow Package. The Trailer Hitch as per the specs in the MAX Trailer Tow Package is a Class IV. ( 2" receiver )

In the "specs" for this Truck in the 2010 F150 brochure, as well as specs online they state that the max loaded trailer weight that I can tow is 11,100 ( requires max trailer tow package ).

As far as I can tell, the Class IV hitch is only rated to 10,000 pounds MAX. In order to tow more than that you need a CLASS V hitch.

I was advised the same thing by my uncle on the weekend who has a Class V on his F350. He stated that the Class IV hitch on my truck is not rated for 11,100 lbs.

So what's up. How can the specs say max trailer weight is 11,100 lbs
SuperCrew 4X4 157 - inch wheelbase
5.4L 3-valve V8 with 6-Speed Automatic
GCWR - 17100
Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (Lbs.) - Automatic Transmission 11100 (2)

(2) **Requires Max. Trailer Tow Package

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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What does the sticker on YOUR truck say? You won't be able to pull an 11k trailer anyway. You will run out of GVW berfore you get close to max trailer weight. Your owners manual will tell you what your GCWR is as well as the max trailer weight. My guess is that 11,100 is for either a reg cab or ext cab 2wd

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Thanks for the reply, I will check the sticker on my truck, however that spec posted is right of the Brochure and the online F150 site specifically for the Supercrew 157 wheelbase as noted in the original post.
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Personally I would go with what your truck says, not a brochure.

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I assume the truck is equipped with E-load range tires?

You will have an almost 2 to 1 weight ratio of trailer to tow vehicle.

IMO, all of he truck manufacturers are putting people in harms way with their race to out-pull the competitor.
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I assume the truck is equipped with E-load range tires?
I think that 6 ply tires are the beefiest tires available from the factory. My 06 came with 4 ply

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good replies, actually never thought of the tires.

the reason for the posting is I beleive Ford is falsely advertising the F150's capacities even with the Max trailer Tow package, as the Class IV hitch is only rated for up to 10,000lbs.
And as others have noted the GCWR would be exceeded before being able to tow the "advertised" maximum.

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good replies, actually never thought of the tires.

the reason for the posting is I beleive Ford is falsely advertising the F150's capacities even with the Max trailer Tow package, as the Class IV hitch is only rated for up to 10,000lbs.
And as others have noted the GCWR would be exceeded before being able to tow the "advertised" maximum.

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Is it not uncommon to not reach the tow capacity before exceeding GWVR or GCWR.

My 1999 F250 was rated to tow about 13K. The truck weighed 7400lbs the day I picked it up with me in it.(Crew, 8' bed 4x4 diesel).

Add a 5th wheel hitch, a few tools and a family and the truck was 8K pretty quick. The GVWR was 8800lbs back then on 250's.
So, 800 lbs was left for pin weight. A 5th wheel normally is biased about 20-25% on the pin so that equates to a 4000lbs 5th at best. So much for 13K unless you overload the truck .
They get the 13K from using a reg cab 2wd gas configuration. Every option change you make to that truck takes away from the available load capacity.

So basically, without overloading the truck, I had a cool diesel powered grocery getter
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