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Old 05-14-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Towing with ford

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I have Jay Flight TT , 2015 267 BHSW. Yellow sticker states approx 5744 lbs. I have the option to tow it either with 2015 Ford F150 V8 with NO Heavy Duty Towing Package or 2015 Expedition EL 3.5 V6 ECOBOOST with Heavy Duty Towing Package. The Expedition comes already with brake controller. I can install my P2 Brake controller on the F150. Planning a trip from Florida to S Dakota. I looked at the data on Ford's website. Info is misguiding cause it says that the F150 can tow 9000 lbs, but the owner's manual say 5100 lbs. What do you folks think. Any advice will be helpful. Thanks

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Old 05-14-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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Expedition...definately.

9100 lbs. Expedition. But EcoBoost is why I say it...
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:10 AM   #3
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You will appreciate the low end torque of the EcoBoost for towing. Also having a heavy duty towing package is beneficial because it often includes a bigger transmission cooler, better gears, heavier duty hitch, and the brake controller as you mentioned.
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Look at the GVWR on the yellow sticker on your trailer. That is the max weight for your loaded trailer. Then multiply that number by .15, which will be the calculation for max tongue weight on your tow vehicle. (The number you quote is the empty trailer - no propane, battery, or gear.) You will be surprised at how much the "stuff" you load in the trailer actually weighs. (I suggest going to a scale to be accurate.)

Now take the max tongue weight calculation and use that as one of the factors in the determining the payload for your tow vehicle. There should be a sticker inside the door of your tow vehicle that tells you what the max payload is for that vehicle. The payload consists of your tongue weight and the weight of all passengers and anything else you load in the vehicle (including the weight of the hitch and equipment). This is the number that should be of the most concern for you. I'm guessing you will be over that on the F-150. Not sure about the Expedition, but it is also a 1/2-ton. The towing capacity rating is how much of a load the power train is designed to "pull." The payload capacity is how much the vehicle can safely "carry" and control for that suspension. Two different things!
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:05 AM   #5
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This might be helpful for the Expedition and the F150.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:36 AM   #6
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According to the Jayco website GVWR for that trailer is 7k which would be a max tongue weight of 1050.


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The lowest tow rating for a 2015 F150 with the V8 is 8300lbs. What are the rest of the specs for the truck?
I think either vehicle will pull that trailer just fine so pick whatever one you want.

Do check out the payload of each vehicle as that will be the limiting factor for either.

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Old 05-14-2015, 01:29 PM   #8
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The 5100 lb rating is without a WDH the 9000 max would be with a WDH. Only thought I"d mention as nobody else has.
Another thing yo consider is the F150 probably has a longer wheelbase.
I had a "99 Ex. 5.4 and did fine. Now have a 2005 F150 Screwcab 5.4, 3.73 gears and seems way better towing
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Thank You gentlemen for all the info. The specs on the F150 are the following : 4x4 Super Crew 145" wheelbase
5.0 V8 FFV
Elec 6-speed auto W/ Tow Mode
Fail safe cooling system
Outboard mntd rear shocks
3.31 ratio axle
7000# GVWR package

Again, Thanks a lot..
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Have you towed anything with the EcoBoost yet? Better map out where the gas stations are. I would use the F150. Longer wheelbase and leaf springs.


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