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Old 11-07-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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2016 28.5RSTS with 2015/16 Ford F150

I'm big fan of Jayco and owned one in the past.

Looking to purchase a 2016 Eagle HT 28.5RSTS with the Reese Evolution Pin Box. Looks like it will weigh unloaded around 8,700 lbs with a Hitch weight of 1,800 lbs.

I am also looking to purchase a 2015/16 F150 Supercrew 5.5 box with a 3.5L V6 Ecoboost, 3.55 locking electronic axle with Maximum tow package. It says I can pull 11,500 lbs with a maximum payload of 2060lbs.

Can I pull this 5er and not have any issues? Would I need a slider or can I make a 90 degree turn with a standard 16k reese Hitch?

One dealer said the F150 will be fine with a standard hitch since it has the Evolution, One dealer said I need a slider and one dealer said I need to have an F250.

I need some help determine if the F150 will pull the trailer ok and if a slider is needed. I've spent days trying to figure this out. Can't afford an F250

Thanks for the help

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Old 11-07-2015, 08:19 PM   #2
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What is the payload capacity of your F150 I would think that's where your TV would fail? The tow capacity is OK but running in the hills or with heavy head wind you will be disappointed.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:46 PM   #3
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one dealer said I need to have an F250.
Listen to this guy. I believe you can buy a nicely equipped gas F-250 for less than a maxed out F-150 these days and the towing experience will be night/day better with the 3/4 ton.
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Old 11-07-2015, 09:50 PM   #4
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With a 5.5 foot bed, even a 6.5 foot bed, I would only use a slider.
*I'm not familiar with the Pin Box you mention, so I may be wrong.*

My choice, go with the F250 and an 8 foot bed.
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What is the payload capacity of your F150 I would think that's where your TV would fail? The tow capacity is OK but running in the hills or with heavy head wind you will be disappointed.

He states payload of 2060 and unloaded pin weight of 1800. He will be over payload for sure..
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:10 PM   #6
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I'm big fan of Jayco and owned one in the past.

Looking to purchase a 2016 Eagle HT 28.5RSTS with the Reese Evolution Pin Box. Looks like it will weigh unloaded around 8,700 lbs with a Hitch weight of 1,800 lbs.

I am also looking to purchase a 2015/16 F150 Supercrew 5.5 box with a 3.5L V6 Ecoboost, 3.55 locking electronic axle with Maximum tow package. It says I can pull 11,500 lbs with a maximum payload of 2060lbs.

Can I pull this 5er and not have any issues? Would I need a slider or can I make a 90 degree turn with a standard 16k reese Hitch?

One dealer said the F150 will be fine with a standard hitch since it has the Evolution, One dealer said I need a slider and one dealer said I need to have an F250.

I need some help determine if the F150 will pull the trailer ok and if a slider is needed. I've spent days trying to figure this out. Can't afford an F250

Thanks for the help

Greg

If you can't afford a proper tow vehicle than you can't afford the trailer. Compromise somewhere. A lighter trailer or a used truck. 3/4 ton gas are very close in price to a 1/2 ton.
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:03 PM   #7
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Sounds like the F150 with the 3.5 V6 Ecoboost with Maximum tow is too light on the payload side? This is why I posted on this forum for feedback to make sure I don't make a mistake. I wonder why Jayco and other manufacturers say these lower weight 5er's are 1/2 ton towable

The reason I was going with a F150 was not only cost, but the F250 would not fit in the parking area where my wife works and it would be her daily driver.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:42 PM   #8
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Those payloads are fictitious. You need to look at the shipped trucks weight sticker located on the door jamb. The 2060 is usually for a base unit. Once you pick your trim level the 2060 drops.


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Old 11-09-2015, 01:28 PM   #9
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The F150 and F250 are comparable in size. My truck has a 156" w/b. A crew cab F150 is 145" w/ a 5.5 ft bed. Height is 6" difference.
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I have the same 5th wheel and a 2500 HD 6.0 gasser. I have about 3300 miles of tow experience with this set up. I am pretty happy so far and the truck has done well, but would not want a smaller truck or engine. We will be upgrading to a diesel in a year as we plan on crossing the country and more trips to the Rockies.
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