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View Poll Results: Tow Vehicle Poll for 2015
Chevy/GMC 248 28.87%
Ford 328 38.18%
Dodge 134 15.60%
Toyota 72 8.38%
Nissan 25 2.91%
Jeep 28 3.26%
Honda 13 1.51%
Other 7 0.81%
I have NO tow vehicle and this poll irritates me. 4 0.47%
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:05 PM   #141
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No experience with the F-150, but is that 7400 #s dry or GVWR?
Conventional wisdom is that loaded weight be 75-80% of tow rating. Probably prudent as you will have weight in the TV also; passengers, toys, firewood etc..
What you want to avoid is going over the GVWR of the TV, which could void the warranty of your new truck if anything goes south.
So a loaded weight of 5000-5750 #s would be optimal to keep things managable. Needless to say a WD hitch would be prudent as well.

Personally the biggest thing I'd tow with a 2.7 litre anything, would be a 17 foot Boler/Trillium. Just my $.02

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Old 04-05-2016, 10:31 AM   #142
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Originally Posted by Dzak View Post
I just bought a 2016 F150 Supercrew 4X4, 2.7 EcoBoost with 3.55 rear end. tow rating is 7600 #s. I've been told (by Jayco dealer)that if I want to tow 7400# White Hawk that I'm maxed out? I've read (on other Ford F150 websites) that it would be no problem? Anyone hav any experience with my new truck?
Dealer is correct. The weight ratings only consider 1 driver and a tank of gas. I may have read that has changed in newer models to 1 driver and a passenger plus gas.

Anyways, you need to check your payload rating and leave enough for tongue weight which is between 10-15% of trailer weight.

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Old 04-05-2016, 01:53 PM   #143
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I switched from a fifth wheel back to a motorhome a few months ago but kept my 2002 Chevrolet crew cab dually. She only has 40K miles and love that truck. Only down side is mud. My dually HATES mud...
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:13 PM   #144
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2013 RAM Big Horn 1500 5.7 LTR HEMI, 4 X 4, 8 speed transmission, tow haul, electric trailer brake factory installed, 3.55 rear axle gear ratio. It also has the intergrated trailer sway control option too. Trailer is a 2008 Jayco Jay Featherlite, 25F, I also have a weight distribution hitch with it.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:39 PM   #145
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2015 Chevy Colorado z71 crew cab with tow package . Rated to tow 7000lbs.
Not sure I would tow anything over 5000lbs
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:44 AM   #146
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Well did some work to it, still need to get the oil changed, get the boat back on the top
But did add some paint to the girl
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Old 09-10-2016, 03:39 PM   #147
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I found out from my mechanic that a V 6 tows better then a straight 6. Also I found out my jeep grand cherokee is a straight and the liberty is a V. Who knew. It also tows better. So we are getting an electrical system put on it so we can use it to tow until mine is fixed. Was told is you want to off road jeep is the way to go. Sigh. Was also told need a newer car with a V in a grand cherokee too. Sucks. O well. Can off road in any jeep. Jeep for me.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:19 AM   #148
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Can I change my poll entry?

The Toyota is being replaced by a Ford.
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Old 09-13-2016, 12:41 PM   #149
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Originally Posted by mike837go View Post
Can I change my poll entry?

The Toyota is being replaced by a Ford.
+1, my GMC 1500 turned into a RAM 2500. It happened just a few months after I answered this poll!

Maybe we need a "2016 Tow Vehicle" poll?

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Old 09-13-2016, 12:51 PM   #150
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