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Old 05-31-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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Towing a Jayco 26bh with f150?

Hi guys,

I am new to forum and have some towing question.
I have a 2006 F150 Lariat and I am looking to buy 2010 Jayco 26bh.
Engine:5.4l 3v v8/
Gear 3.73
Transmission: 4 speed automatic 4R75E
6.5' box
150" wheelbase
Heavy duty trailer towing
H/D Rear/Front Shock Absorber
Limited slip diff
9.75" axles
H/D aux trans oil cooler
Prodigy p3 brake controller

TT is Jayco 26bh
Length (ft/m) 29.
Height (in/mm) 129
Dry Weight (lbs/kg) 4585
GVWR (lbs/kgs) 7500
Hitch Weight (lbs/kgs) 615

Is this to much trailer for the truck?


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Old 05-31-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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Not at all. I have the same truck and pull a 7000 lb 5th wheel. It handles it very well, I have even towed my 14' fishing boat behind as well with no problems. If I was going to be towing across the country or in the mountains alot I would consider a larger truck but for farm country where I live it does just fine.

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Old 05-31-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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I towed a 26BH with a 1500 chevy with no issues expect in the mountain. The 4 Speed transmission had a hard time holding gears since the RPMs were so high to make the required horsepower. Technically I was a little over the trucks GVWR because I would load the bed heavy with firewood, coolers, dog & dog crates -- however I stayed under the GCVWR.

We only upgraded TV because we new a larger trailer was in the future -- otherwise I would have continued to make it work.

If you on flat ground then I see no issues.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:26 PM   #4
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Thank you guys.
I appreciate your input. I do live close to Mountains,but I guess I'll have to plan my trips accordingly.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:53 PM   #5
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It looks like your truck is close to it's maximum towing capability. Keep it out of OD and expect it to take a little longer going up hill in the Mts.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:12 PM   #6
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As mentioned that is plenty of truck for that trailer. Be careful packing the trailer though or you can overload your rear axle fairly easily and have too much tongue weight. We have the 281BHS and we have to pack almost everything in the bunk bed area to keep tongue weight down. I am pretty sure this is because the kitchen and all the food storage is in front of the axles. The forward (Huge) storage area under the front bed and the front pass through are essentially empty in our trailer.

Lots of free scales around Calgary to stop at on your way out of town to check everything though. Let me know if you need specifics.

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