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    Towing with F150 Please Help

    I need some advice. I have a F150 with a tow package and a 3.73 GR. It says I can tow 11,300. Will I be able to tow the Reflection 303RLS with my truck? It states it is 9200.

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    Re: Towing with F150 Please Help

    GVWR of that 5er is 11995. The weight you listed is the weight from the factory (unloaded). Add the hitch weight (200#) plus passengers and everything else carried in the truck. I think you would be over on numbers for towing with that truck. Best of luck.

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    Re: Towing with F150 Please Help

    What year is your F150 and what engine does it have? 2 or 4 wheel drive? Long or short bed? What cab?

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    Re: Towing with F150 Please Help

    My truck is a 2010 F150 5.4L V8 Supercab 4x4 with a 3.3 Axle Ratio.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Towing with F150 Please Help

    Even if it has the max towing option (11300#) the limiting factor will be payload of the truck. If you look on your door post sticker, the max payload of your truck will be listed...that number is with a 150# driver, full fuel and nothing else. The weight of any dealer additions like step bars, tonneau covers, passengers, hitch and other gear will reduce that number. Ford has a max payload option where the truck GVWR is 8200# and RAWR of 4800#...even if you had this you'd probably be over GVWR and RAWR unless you're pulling with an empty truck.

    The pin weight on the 303 will probably be around 1900-2000# loaded, ready to camp.

    Will it pull it...probably. Should you...probably not.

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    Re: Towing with F150 Please Help

    Thank you so much for your information. I guess I need to upgrade to a bigger truck.

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    Re: Towing with F150 Please Help

    The 2010 Ford RV & Trailer Towing Guide shows for your truck (pg. 18) that the Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.) is 8100 lbs. (conventional and 5th wheel). Check the tag on the driver's door post, it should say the GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) is 14,000 lbs. for your truck.

    With the 303 having a GVWR of 11,995 lbs. and a Dry Weight of 9200 lbs., this is definitely too much weight for your truck.

    Steve

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    Re: Towing with F150 Please Help

    My last RV was a travel trailer. My last truck was an F150 EcoBoost. It pulled the travel trailer great! But, the tongue weight of the TT required after market assistance for bed sag. When I decided to get a 303 I immediately switched to a Chevy 2500HD D/A (not my first one.) I would not pull a 303 with a F150.
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