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Old 06-22-2015, 11:03 AM   #11
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The real question is that tow package the HD towing package. The numbers don't look right Okie joe. 7200 GVWR is for 4x4 Ecoboost Crew without HD tow.

See ford Specs here http://www.fordf150.net/2014/2014-f150-tech-specs.pdf
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:47 PM   #12
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I know it is very confusing. I have called Ford Detroit hot line and talked to dealer people numerous times. They say bigger specs than I find. We weighed on cat scale at 6280# with wife, myself and bed hard backflip cover. Ford book gives for our model but not saying what options GCWR 15,500#, GVWR 7200#, 1520# max load, 9600# max trailer. GM, Ram, Ford all distort figures so much no wonder no one knows for sure what is right. I know I don't know but I see many posts of people pulling way more than I plan to pull or think I can with similar trucks.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:56 PM   #13
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I know it is very confusing. I have called Ford Detroit hot line and talked to dealer people numerous times. They say bigger specs than I find. We weighed on cat scale at 6280# with wife, myself and bed hard backflip cover. Ford book gives for our model but not saying what options GCWR 15,500#, GVWR 7200#, 1520# max load, 9600# max trailer. GM, Ram, Ford all distort figures so much no wonder no one knows for sure what is right. I know I don't know but I see many posts of people pulling way more than I plan to pull or think I can with similar trucks.
They really don't distort the numbers, how you option the vehicle really effects the capabilities and most dealer sales people are clueless.

If you have an Ecoboost 4X4, super screw, short bed, 3.55 axle, with regular trailer towing, then your numbers are: 7200# GVWR, tow capacity of 9600# for a 15,500 GCWR rated truck.

the same exact looking truck with 3.73 axles and Max towing package has a GVWR of 7650# and jumps to GCWR of 17,100 and max towing capacity of 11,200#.

What you really have to watch is max payload, with your cat scale weight of 6280# and GVWR of 7200# you have a payload of 920#, a WD hitch will be 80 to 100#, so max tongue weight of the trailer is 820#. This 820 puts you right at the max,(not good) with no gear in the truck other than what was in it when you weighed it.

So if you decide to push to the max you can only pull a 8200# trailer even though the base model is listed as being able to pull 9600#, this is becuase you, your wife, the WD hitch, backflip and other vehicle options have reduced your payload.

Most people run into a payload problem long before a towing capacity problem. Available payload is why I had to trade my F150 Ecoboost rated for 11,200 in for a superduty to pull a trailer with a max weight of 10,250.

You also have to make sure you don't go over the front and rear axle weights on the door stickers.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:19 PM   #14
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I ran into the same problem as Filthy with my payload. My Tundra had a tow capacity of 10,500 which was under my max trailer weight by 500 lbs. But when I started to look at payload I wasn't even close! By the time I added 4 passengers and a 5er hitch my payload was not even close to what the fictional pin weight of my 5er could haul let alone the true loaded weight. I had many on here tell me to hitch and go it would pull it fine! Others told me I would be min 700 lbs over weight. I didn't wait I went truck shopping and upgraded.
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They really don't distort the numbers, how you option the vehicle really effects the capabilities and most dealer sales people are clueless.

If you have an Ecoboost 4X4, super screw, short bed, 3.55 axle, with regular trailer towing, then your numbers are: 7200# GVWR, tow capacity of 9600# for a 15,500 GCWR rated truck.

the same exact looking truck with 3.73 axles and Max towing package has a GVWR of 7650# and jumps to GCWR of 17,100 and max towing capacity of 11,200#.

What you really have to watch is max payload, with your cat scale weight of 6280# and GVWR of 7200# you have a payload of 920#, a WD hitch will be 80 to 100#, so max tongue weight of the trailer is 820#. This 820 puts you right at the max,(not good) with no gear in the truck other than what was in it when you weighed it.

So if you decide to push to the max you can only pull a 8200# trailer even though the base model is listed as being able to pull 9600#, this is becuase you, your wife, the WD hitch, backflip and other vehicle options have reduced your payload.

Most people run into a payload problem long before a towing capacity problem. Available payload is why I had to trade my F150 Ecoboost rated for 11,200 in for a superduty to pull a trailer with a max weight of 10,250.

You also have to make sure you don't go over the front and rear axle weights on the door stickers.
+1 Good post!

You don't need to worry about the factory specs. You did the right thing and weighed your truck.
7200lbs GVWR will be right on your door sticker to confirm if you want. No need to go by some information on the internet or what some dealer told you.

7200 - 6280 = 920lbs

That is what you have to work with. No if's, and's or but's.....
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Don't think you will have a problem with the 24FBS. My 27DSRL loaded is #6800 with #900 or a little more on the tongue (CAT Scale weights).

We are at our payload max and empty truck weighs in at #5900, giving 1000 for payload.

Your 4x4 option is costing you #200 plus added weight and you real axle ratio will also hurt your towing.

A 27DSRL might be a tad above your comfort level.
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