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Post  John Myrick on October 21st 2013, 10:34 am

Could a F150 EB tow a 24' trailer safely ? The one I'm looking at has the max tow package and 3.73's and brake controller

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Post  dfree383 on October 21st 2013, 10:44 am

Check Ford's website
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Post  John Myrick on October 21st 2013, 10:46 am

I already did. I'm wanting real world response, not fiction put out by a manufacturer
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Post  70FB on October 21st 2013, 11:09 am

I have a 2011 F150 2wd that I used to pull a 28ft enclosed with my car (3310#'s) and a electric cart from Richmond,VA to YBN. It has the 5.0 V8 though. It worked and I felt safe as long as I stayed below 65mph. Brakes did well also. I have the stabilizer deal on mine and that helped...... BUT, with all that said I am shopping for a F250 or bigger now.
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Post  John Myrick on October 21st 2013, 11:13 am

I have a 2011 F350 CC with the 6.7 but , it sits alot and I know things go wrong with diesels that just sit and not so much with a gasser. And the maintenance isn't as severe with a gasser.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on October 21st 2013, 11:19 am

This brings up the old conflict.....

CAN it tow it...absolutely
Is it SAFE? I wouldn't tow anything more than a loaded 24ft with a 1/2 ton. The trailer starts moving that truck around pretty easy. I BRIEFLY towed a 28ft enclosed with a 1/2 ton and it sucked....big time.

I think if you are careful the 24 ft'r wouldn't be an issue. But I wouldn't get rid of the diesel if it were me
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Post  richter69 on October 21st 2013, 11:20 am

I wouldn't do it.
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Post  70FB on October 21st 2013, 12:01 pm

yellowhorse7 wrote:This brings up the old conflict.....

CAN it tow it...absolutely
Is it SAFE? I wouldn't tow anything more than a loaded 24ft with a 1/2 ton. The trailer starts moving that truck around pretty easy. I BRIEFLY towed a 28ft enclosed with a 1/2 ton and it sucked....big time.

I think if you are careful the 24 ft'r wouldn't be an issue. But I wouldn't get rid of the diesel if it were me
I agree. I'm going with a larger truck so I don't have that ripple in the middle of the seat when something does happen.affraid lol! 
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Post  342g on October 21st 2013, 1:28 pm

Why would you tow with a match box toy, when you have a big foot?
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Post  dfree383 on October 21st 2013, 1:40 pm

I have a 26' and towed it with my 2010 f150 with a 5.4 and is towed fine. Not the ideal tow rig but for occasional towing it's fine.
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Post  cool40 on October 21st 2013, 3:08 pm

Good tires on the 1/2 ton makes a lot of difference in how it will tow.not saying more truck wouldn't be better. Lol
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Post  the Coug on October 21st 2013, 3:19 pm

There is an old saying around here, it silly to try and haul 2 ton of fertilizer on a 1 ton truck......
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Post  yellowhorse7 on October 21st 2013, 3:59 pm

I had an 2003 F150 5.4
E Rated BFG AT's
Full exhaust
Programmer
Intake
An Equalizer weight distribution hitch, a sweet brake controller.....



and it still sucked
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Post  460pulling on October 21st 2013, 5:32 pm

Hell for the price you could get the f-250 with the v-10 and have both of what you are looking for. My uncle has the crew cab EB and has a 7500lbs car trailer and loaded it is nice for that. But I prefer a diesel any day over a gas engine. That is why there are Ponys and Clydesdales.


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Post  Lem Evans on October 21st 2013, 5:49 pm

John Myrick wrote:I have a 2011 F350 CC with the 6.7 but , it sits alot and I know things go wrong with diesels that just sit and not so much with a gasser. And the maintenance isn't as severe with a gasser.
You could use a F250 6.2 if you have concerns about using a F150.

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Post  John Myrick on October 21st 2013, 5:56 pm

I'm actually thinking about selling the car and trailer. I would just need to move the trailer around a little until I sell it.
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Post  Lem Evans on October 21st 2013, 5:58 pm

John Myrick wrote:I already did. I'm wanting real world response, not fiction put out by a manufacturer
There is no fiction in Ford's towing ratings. The deal is that, i.m.o. , there is not the margin for error that one would have with a F250 or larger due to the tires and larger brakes.

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Post  richter69 on October 21st 2013, 6:19 pm

ask ole Nick how he likes his...........


our service manager finally got outta his......... get the v8 deal if you must imo.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on October 21st 2013, 6:43 pm

richter69 wrote:ask ole Nick how he likes his...........


our service manager finally got outta his......... get the v8 deal if you must imo.
Funny thing is my bro in law LOVES his 2013 Eco Platinum. Ney an issue....yet
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Post  342g on October 21st 2013, 6:52 pm

the Coug wrote:There is an old saying around here, it silly to try and haul 2 ton of fertilizer on a 1 ton truck......
Yea, that's like puttin 100 lbs taters in a 50 lb bag.
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Post  Lem Evans on October 21st 2013, 7:35 pm

[quote="richter69"]ask ole Nick how he likes his...........

I am not inclined to ask him "how he likes his" clown 

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Post  richter69 on October 21st 2013, 7:40 pm

pile of shit lol
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Post  Lem Evans on October 21st 2013, 7:54 pm



our service manager finally got outta his......... get the v8 deal if you must imo.[/quote]
Was it killing the rear tires or what"?

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Post  richter69 on October 21st 2013, 8:11 pm

see me last reply..... and apply it to your question you just asked......
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Post  TravisRice on October 21st 2013, 8:13 pm

richter69 wrote:ask ole Nick how he likes his...........


our service manager finally got outta his......... get the v8 deal if you must imo.
If I remember correctly Nick had a diesel that left him walking more than once also. I know nothing about the eco-boost ........... But if your towing for a living or just really travel with a trailer a lot a diesel would be a decent investment. For the average Joe who races occasionally, once or twice a month a decent 2wd 3/4 ton truck with a V-8\would be a great and affordable tow vehicle. A lot of the diesel stuff is like a swinging dick contest IMO.

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