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    Determining Towing Capacities On Used Truck

    How do you find the towing capacity for a 2014 F150 4x4 Short Bed Crew Cab Truck with 3.5L Eco Boost?

    The receiver on the truck indicates: Hitch Weight 500 Tow Capacity 5000
    Weight Distribution Hitch Weight 1050 Weight Distribution Tow Capacity 10,500



    If I use a distribution bar can I guess that this truck can carry 1050 lbs on hitch and pull a 10,500 lbs trailer?
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    Determining Towing Capacities On Used Truck

    The hitch max says 1050 so that is good but you cant tow a 10000 travel trailer
    You could possibly tow a 10000 pound boat but you would be limited to roughly 7000 lbs for a travel trailer with that hitch weight


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    Along with the info that you just found about your hitch, the rest of the info you'll need are on the 2 stickers inside the driver door. GVWR, GCWR, axles, cargo, tires...
    With these numbers you can use calculators like this http://changingears.com/rv-sec-calc-...eight-tt.shtml. do you already have a trailer or shopping for one?

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    I can't speak to a Ford, but it's easy to get as-configured tow ratings from the VIN for RAM and GM trucks.
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    This old thread in the refrence section might help you understand and figure out your capacities . It can be a confusing thing but some of the thread helps take some of the confusion away.


    https://www.mygrandrv.com/forum/showthread.php/14865-How-To-Determine-Your-Truck-s-Trailer-Towing-Capability
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