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    Is the 2021 Grand Design Imagine 3100RD Towable by F150?

    2020 F150 XL - STX 4x4 Shortbed
    3.5L Ecoboost
    Max Tow Package
    Tires - 305x55 R20
    Shocks - (f) Bilstein 6112 (b) Bilstein 5160
    Payload - 1933 lbs.

    Imagine 3100 RD
    Tongue Weight 791
    GVWR 9495
    Length 35' 11"

    Am I crazy to think I can safely tow this trailer with my current vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDRhoads714 View Post
    2020 F150 XL - STX 4x4 Shortbed
    3.5L Ecoboost
    Max Tow Package
    Tires - 305x55 R20
    Shocks - (f) Bilstein 6112 (b) Bilstein 5160
    Payload - 1933 lbs.

    Imagine 3100 RD
    Tongue Weight 791
    GVWR 9495
    Length 35' 11"

    Am I crazy to think I can safely tow this trailer with my current vehicle?
    Certifiable.

    Will it pull it? Sure. Might even feature a Ford commercial doing it.
    Safely? Well.....
    Robert and Chris
    2021 Imagine XLS 22MLE
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    "too much trailer... not enough truck"
    2020 FORD F350 CREW CAB LONG BED 7.3L (GAS)
    2021 TRANSCEND XPLOR 247BH

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    Would the 2800 BH be better suited, or still to much trialer?

    Imagine 2800 BH
    Tongue Weight 604
    GVWR 7995
    Length 32' 0"

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    Assume a minimum tongue weight of 12.5% of the GVWR of the trailer. Plus the weight of the WD hitch.
    Subtract that from your payload. Also subtract anything added since the truck rolled off the line - bed liner, running boards, topper, floor mats, better tires, old french fries, etc. Ford factors in 150 lb driver. The remaining number will be the max amount of driver overage, passenger, dog, tools, etc. that you can load into the truck.
    Check the sticker on the bottom of the receiver for it's maximum - you might be surprised. That sometimes is the first limit to consider.
    A scale will tell the true tale, so if seriously considering going near the limits, it is a good idea to weight the truck first to see how much real capacity you actually have.
    That first line above will give a "fat" number, as most never load to the GVWR of the trailer. But it doesn't give you a huge margin to play with, either...
    ALL published specs give a wildly too light tongue weight number. If you were to actually have it, you would be in the ditch right away due to massive uncontrolled trailer sway.

    BTW - my combo is as close as I want to get. HDPP, or 2166 payload.

    Would never consider a longer trailer....too much tail to wag the dog.
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    Imagine 2670MK

    2012 F-150 SCrew, Eco, 4x4 6.5 box
    Max. Tow, HD Payload, Airbags
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    (Previous: Jayco 26.5RLS Fifth, Revolution Pinbox)

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    I towed a 2650 with a 3.5 EB F-150. Even after switching to LT tires I never really felt I was in full control.
    Upgraded to a F-250 and never looked back.
    2019 F-250 Supercab
    2017 Imagine 2650RK

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    I really like the 2800BH & 2670MK as well, probably maxed out with one of those, correct?

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    I was towing our 2670mk with 2018 f150 3.5. It was too much trailer. Pushed us around and also a lot of away issues. Got a f350 drw now and life’s good!


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    2020 Solitude 380FL

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDRhoads714 View Post
    I really like the 2800BH & 2670MK as well, probably maxed out with one of those, correct?
    Most of the issues concerning weight have already been well covered.
    I find this to be a decision about safety. In my opinion using factory weights
    are notoriously light. No battery, Propane, WDH or personal stuff for camping and
    number of people in truck etc.

    This is a personal decision about ability to withstand stress when towing.
    Many people do it for years with lighter trucks and no problems especially if taking short trips.
    For myself I want excess payload and more truck than trailer, but that's just me.

    Good Luck and stay safe:
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    2020 Ram 3500 Limited Megacab SRW Aisin
    2020 Grand Design Imagine 2450RL
    ProPride 3P 1400 lb. bars WDH
    Micro Air easy start, Goodyear Endurance Load rated "E" Tires
    Previous: 2019 Ram 1500 Limited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron123 View Post
    I was towing our 2670mk with 2018 f150 3.5. It was too much trailer. Pushed us around and also a lot of away issues. Got a f350 drw now and life’s good!


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