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Old 03-25-2014, 01:14 PM   #11
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BTW, I have a 2500HD with the 6.0 gasser in it. People were telling me I needed to upgrade trucks with the 32 BHDS !!
I'm sure those same idiots would recommend a 3500 diesel dually with full weight distrubution to tow a pop up.
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IMHO too much trailer for that truck. 5.0 litre will work real hard especially if you are in hilly area, not to mention mountains. Also, loaded up the hitch weight may exceed #1000A good rule of thumb is not to tow more than 80% of your GCVWR

My old 4.7 litre Tundra worked real hard to pull my loaded 26BH at #5700.
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Just tried the changing gears website and found it to be very useful it takes the actual numbers into consideration and I thought worked very well. Great tip, didn't even know something like that was out there. Too bad the RV dealers don't offer providing a service like this to their customers.
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my 2006 F-150

pulled the 2005 Jayflight 27BH to CA to MT round trip and the rear -end failed just during and after return. I had a full kit but still lighter than the rig you mention. It's a gamble - Irony here was it was just beyond warranty. New pinion installed for $995. Could be worse.
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What size rearend does Ford put in their F-150's?
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I'm sure those same idiots would recommend a 3500 diesel dually with full weight distrubution to tow a pop up.

If it is a Ford yes!😜
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:41 AM   #17
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I know somebody who towed a 32BHDS with a 2014 Double-Cab 4x4 V6 half ton pickup. He towed it a total of 140 miles. One trip was 50 miles, the others were shorter. The 80 gallon fresh water was full each time. He towed alone. The truck had a built in brake controller. It was here in Michigan, with the largest hill a freeway overpass. The trailer has close to 1300 lbs tongue weight. The truck had payload of 1600.

It is doable under the correct scenario.

I prefer my 2500HD. I think that the 6.0 with 6sp is great combo for pulling. I had a 8.1 with 4sp, and 4.10 rear axle that was fantastic. However, I get 30-35% better fuel economy with new truck for the other 12k miles a year.
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I tow a 314 eagle with a 12 chevy CC 1500. We don't travel with water, pack light and typically drive less than 2hrs in Michigan. Would a bigger truck be better? Yes. My wife never towed anything until last spring, by June she was making that 2hr drive by herself. Gas up, hook up, point a to point b, don't be in a hurry, lock it in 4th gear, cruise at 59 and run it.
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The 32 BHDS gross 9,975 hitch 870. The F150 5.0 HDT RC 10,000, SC 9,600 at 15,300 GCWR, SCR 9,400 at 14,900 GCRW (4x2) look in driver door frame, lower the GCRW and 4x4 lower the trailer weight (ford.com). There is a difference between HD Payload Package and Max Trailer Tow Package, it's best to go to Ford.com and look up F150 Tech Specs. Max payload (people and stuff in the truck bed) have a direct bearing on what weight you can put on the ball safely.
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I have a 5.0L 2013 F150 screw with tow package and I think the max payload weight is around 7500
I tow a 26BH with a gross weight of 5000 plus payload. I have airbags installed plus a sway hitch. Finding no problems at all towing.
I would not think it is safe to tow something as heavy as you are proposing. It would simply be too dangerous.
Think of your family. It is not worth it.
Consider getting a 3/4 ton or 1 ton for your trailer.
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