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Old 02-13-2018, 10:15 AM   #11
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Hi Warren,
I am considering buying the 27.5rlts. I also have to buy a tow vehicle and was wondering if you are still happy with how the F150 tows the 27.5rlts ?
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:36 AM   #12
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Hi Warren,
I am considering buying the 27.5rlts. I also have to buy a tow vehicle and was wondering if you are still happy with how the F150 tows the 27.5rlts ?
Thanks,
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Welcome to the Forum,

If you provide some additional details on your F150, such as trim level, supercab/supercrew and whether you have a Maxtow or Heavy Duty Payload Package and the motor and the rear differential (3.73/3.55/3.31) and your payload (yellow sticker on door) it may assist other forum members to give you more useful guidance. Not all F150's have the same capabilities and capacities which can have a major impact on the towing experience.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:54 AM   #13
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Hi Warren,
I am considering buying the 27.5rlts. I also have to buy a tow vehicle and was wondering if you are still happy with how the F150 tows the 27.5rlts ?
Thanks,
Dan
During our longest trip so far, we towed that trailer 5k miles from NorCal to Big Bend, TX, and back, and the F150 never had any problems with the tow. We have the Max Tow package. In this configuration the truck can handle 15% grades with no problem, and can accelerate during ~10% grades. We averaged 11 mpg. We have a Lariat-love it. So far we've spent about 60 nights in this trailer and we're very satisfied with it (after I've made some additions).
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During our longest trip so far, we towed that trailer 5k miles from NorCal to Big Bend, TX, and back, and the F150 never had any problems with the tow. We have the Max Tow package. In this configuration the truck can handle 15% grades with no problem, and can accelerate during ~10% grades. We averaged 11 mpg. We have a Lariat-love it. So far we've spent about 60 nights in this trailer and we're very satisfied with it (after I've made some additions).
Curious, what is your axle rating? What is your GVWR and what type of tires do you have? GCWR?
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Curious, what is your axle rating? What is your GVWR and what type of tires do you have? GCWR?
Also curious. We previously had the same F150 which we traded. The pin weight alone on our 28.5 HT maxed out our payload which left no room for passengers or extras in the truck.

Very happy it is working for you.
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Unless you have the Heavy Duty Payload Package (HDPP) I don't think there is a newer 5th wheel from Jayco that you can tow with the F150.

Most, if not all of the HT series 5th wheels require you to have a payload of around 2300lbs or more. There aren't too many F150s out there with that kind of Payload.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:51 PM   #18
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2017 Payload is rather impressive:

https://www.ford.com/resources/ford/..._F150_Sep7.pdf

I'm sure the 2018 is close if not improved.

EDIT: Here's the 2018 Brochure:

https://www.ford.com/resources/ford/..._F150_Sep7.pdf

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2017 Payload is rather impressive:

https://www.ford.com/resources/ford/..._F150_Sep7.pdf

I'm sure the 2018 is close if not improved.

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Key is "if properly equipped" Be interesting to find out what the minimum capacity is, now that we know the max. These ads can be pretty misleading, like many
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My understanding is 2018 had a range of 1435 to 2300lbs depending how the truck is equipped.

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