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Old 10-04-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Hello guys I am new to this website and I need help getting the right towing vehicle. We're interest in purchasing the jayco 264bh. The yellow sticker has the TT at 4700. Might be 100 lbs off more or less. I'm looking for a towing vehicle. I'm looking at the f 150 v6 3.7. Not the ecoboost. It has a max towing of 6300. The payload max is 1620 on the truck. What percentage is the tongue weight for the TT. I plan only adding about 500-600lbs of equipment to the TT. So I'm looking to pull about 5200-5500. Is that to much for the truck or will it be good?
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:07 PM   #2
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Please help!!! I don't want to buy the wrong truck
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:11 PM   #3
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I don't think you will be happy with a 3.7 V6. You are pulling a large box with lots of drag. You should either look at the Eco Boost or a small V8.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:59 PM   #4
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Rubsal,
per the Jayco spec sheet, the 264BH has a GVW of 6500#. therefore it has a max tongue weight of 724#.
You won't exceed the F150 payload, but you will exceed the towing capacity.

You should look for a bigger truck.

I recommend basing your choices on trailer GVW, rather than the unloaded weight and what you think you might load into the TT.

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Rubsal,
per the Jayco spec sheet, the 264BH has a GVW of 6500#. therefore it has a max tongue weight of 724#.
You won't exceed the F150 payload, but you will exceed the towing capacity.

You should look for a bigger truck.

I recommend basing your choices on trailer GVW, rather than the unloaded weight and what you think you might load into the TT.

Tim
1. What if I don't load the TT to its max and keep it under the towing max?
2. What about the 4.7 v8 tundra? I think it's max is 6800??
Btw thanks for your help
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:48 AM   #6
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Is that to much for the truck or will it be good?
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The V6 Ford isn't going to fly down the highway but it will tow it fine. But you knew that anyway.

It isn't going to hurt the truck towing so go for it if that is what you want but there are of course better engines for that weight.

you don't need to go by the GVWR. You go by the weight of the trailer and what you put in it
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:59 PM   #7
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Welcome to the JOF forum, lots of good help here!

My 26BH was about the same weight and size of what you are looking at. Pulled ok with a 4.7 liter Tundra, however was working hard going up hill.

If you are going to get a Ford look at the 5.0 Liter or if you want to take a chance on the reliability of the 3.5 Ecoboost go for it. 3.7 Liter will not be a good choice for you.
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If you are thinking about a Tundra get the 5.7 liter. Great truck and the bigger engine with tow package will pull over 10,000 lbs and not cost that much more than the 4.6 liter.
A much better towing experience.
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