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Is there anywhere online I can find the tow rating for my truck? Or does anyone know what it is

2000 F-150 xlt reg cab short box 4x4 4.6L V8 and assuming there is no tow package on it due to the lack of receiver.
 

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Not sure of the exact figure, but a reg cab shortbox 4x4 would be get the lowest rating of all models that year. Have you checked on the door sticker what your GVWR is?
 

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Whoo hoo...mine is a whopping 5001-6000 pounds..bring on the 5th wheels :icon_lol:
 

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Better check your owners manual because I think with 308 gears and 4.2
they don't recommend towing at all :icon_sad:
hmm i got 4.2 and i was told i could tow right from the dealer, so far i pulled a trail lite camper right on the stock bumper (15km's back to the trailer dealer for them to sell) and a boat which i still tow with it....
 

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hmm i got 4.2 and i was told i could tow right from the dealer, so far i pulled a trail lite camper right on the stock bumper (15km's back to the trailer dealer for them to sell) and a boat which i still tow with it....
Yes you can
XLT
Payload & Towing
XLT Reg. Cab Flareside 4WD - XLT Reg. Cab Short Bed 4WD




Standard Towing (lb.) 1900


Maximum Towing (lb.) 7900


Standard Payload (lb.) 1675 - 1780


Maximum Payload (lb.) 1845


Maximum GVWR (lb.) 6300



 

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Better check your owners manual because I think with 308 gears and 4.2
they don't recommend towing at all :icon_sad:
Pffftt on the manual..I towed my dads 15' house trailer 100km to the cottage last year with no prob, with just the bumper hitch. I don't remember seeing that in the manual anyway. :icon_lol:

And I found out from the original dealer in Strathroy, ON who sold it that the last owner lived on a farm so you can bet they towed something at some point with it.
 

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f150phule I wasn't trying to say that you can't tow .......just what the ratings are in the manual. (GCWR is 6500lbs and max trailer weight 2000lbs and thats not a lot when you start looking at trailers)
I had a 16 ft travel trailer that I towed with my Dodge Caravan and had no problems either..:icon_lol:
 

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k, I'm confused.

From the link provided earlier
"
Fourth Dogit Brake Type and Gross Vehicle Weight Restraint System
A — 0-3000 Pounds
B — 3,001-4,000 Pounds
C — 4,001-5,000 Pounds
D — 5,001-6,000 Pounds
E — 6,001-7,000 Pounds
F — 7,001-8,000 Pounds
G — 8,001-8,500 Pounds
H — 8,501-9,000 Pounds
J — 9,001-10,000 Pounds
K — 10,001-14,000 Pounds
L — 14,001-16,000 Pounds
M — 16,001-19,500 Pounds
R — 6,001-7,000 Pounds
"

My fourth digit is a "P" <-- wtf? :icon_question:

&
Next 3 digits Vehicle Line, Series, Body Type
does not line up either.
As my next 3 are
X14.

Either something was left out in the link or something is fishy.
 

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f150phule I wasn't trying to say that you can't tow .......just what the ratings are in the manual.

No prob I knew what you meant :icon_lol:
I have no idea how much my dad's trailer weighs but who ever designed it must have been asleep in class cuz they put the axle so far back that the trailer can't help but be really tongue heavy.
 

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k, I'm confused.

From the link provided earlier
"
Fourth Dogit Brake Type and Gross Vehicle Weight Restraint System
A — 0-3000 Pounds
B — 3,001-4,000 Pounds
C — 4,001-5,000 Pounds
D — 5,001-6,000 Pounds
E — 6,001-7,000 Pounds
F — 7,001-8,000 Pounds
G — 8,001-8,500 Pounds
H — 8,501-9,000 Pounds
J — 9,001-10,000 Pounds
K — 10,001-14,000 Pounds
L — 14,001-16,000 Pounds
M — 16,001-19,500 Pounds
R — 6,001-7,000 Pounds
"

My fourth digit is a "P" <-- wtf? :icon_question:

&
Next 3 digits Vehicle Line, Series, Body Type
does not line up either.
As my next 3 are
X14.

Either something was left out in the link or something is fishy.
Hmm wonder if its a typo "P" instead of "R" or maybe the stick part of the R rubbed off??
 

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X14 (used pic-9, see link below)
4x4 SuperCab Styleside
Letter P (used pic-3, see link below)
GVWR Range 7001 to 8000 pounds
I used picture files
works like a charm
here is the link:
http://www.fordtough.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=881
Thanks and I did go to your link above.
I did not mention from your link that pic-2 to pic-17 are red X's

I assumed that everyone else had them as well. I went directly to imageshack (where your pic comes from) and I cannot get the picture link resolved.
 

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Hmm wonder if its a typo "P" instead of "R" or maybe the stick part of the R rubbed off??
That was my 1st thought too, so I went directly to my truck and copied the VIN from the dash.

Before I copied the VIN, I had thoughts of OH CRAP, my insurance has the wrong VIN, if they have the wrong VIN & I get into an event that requires my insurance, I maybe SOL... :icon_eek:
 

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Thanks and I did go to your link above.
I did not mention from your link that pic-2 to pic-17 are red X's

I assumed that everyone else had them as well. I went directly to imageshack (where your pic comes from) and I cannot get the picture link resolved.
Link 2 to 17 don't come up on my end either...bogged down willy.
 
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