Originally Posted by toddfrei
I'm new to this forum so sorry if this has been covered already but I couldn't find it anywhere. I am looking at getting a 2015 Whitehawk 28BHKS, its dry weight is listed at 6160lbs loaded 8200lbs. My 2012 F-150 is rated for 9400lbs max tow. Is this too much TT for my truck.
I tow a WH 25BHS that weighs in at around 7klbs loaded with a family of 4 and a truck bed of fire wood using a F150. I didn't want to go with the F350 because it's my everyday truck although I wanted the 350 but I didn't want to buy an extra car so I didn't have to drive a big rig around everyday. My only regret not having a F350 with an 8 foot bed is I want to be able to put a seadoo on an elevated ramp but oh well. I love my truck and set up. I bought a 2016 F150 with the max tow, tow mirrors, class V hitch, and Ecoboost. It is rated to tow 12,000lbs and 3k plus payload but I bought the max of everything an F150 can have and it works great! The average F150 that they sell off the lot would probably pull my trailer but it would be not as fun. I pull up and over the mountains here in WA at 60 mph at around 2400 rpm's. Was worried on my first trip but all worries are gone now
I ran the numbers and I'm at about 36% below my max tow capacity which is well within the safety range of 20%. Will the F350 pull better well I'm sure it would but my truck is fully loaded and bad ass! I know if I go any bigger on the TT such as a 28-32 bunkhouse I would not use my F150 with all the stuff I know about towing now but having the 25 bunkhouse WH is perfect but doesn't have the couch
however I have a large dining area
With your set up I would personally upgrade the truck cause you will be maxed out and it won't be a fun towing experience. Since you will be upgrading go for the 3/4 ton!
2016 25BHS White Hawk 2016 F-150 Lariat V-6 ECO-BEAST (Ruby Red) Max tow package, RAS Suspension kit, & Recurve R-3 WD hitch. Can't forget the dog "Olive" all black lab :)