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Old 03-22-2015, 08:50 AM   #31
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Congrats on the new truck! You're sure your GVWR is only 7000lb? With a payload of 2170 that means your truck is well under 5000lb empty... Maybe the new aluminum saves that much weight? That's over 1000lb lighter than my tow beast.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:14 AM   #32
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OFFICIAL - Ford F150 Towing Capacity

Here is FORD's 2015 official towing capacities and engine specifications:

Scroll down until you find your truck

- Regular cab
- Super Cab
- Super Crew

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Towing capacity:
2015 Ford F-150 | View Towing Specifications | Ford.com

F150 Engine Specifications (there are 2 EcoBoost engines listed)
http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/specifications/engine/
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Congrats on the new truck! You're sure your GVWR is only 7000lb? With a payload of 2170 that means your truck is well under 5000lb empty... Maybe the new aluminum saves that much weight? That's over 1000lb lighter than my tow beast.

I was thinking the same thing. My '14 weighs 6000, with a payload of 1700 and GCWR of 7700. I thought the aluminum only lost 300lbs on the Super Crews.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:57 AM   #34
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Thanks Don,

This is where I got my data.

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Thanks Don,

This is where I got my data.

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Jim,

I would encourage you to look at the actual sticker on the truck. Ford's website regarding payload and towing is really misleading.


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Jason,

Trust me... these are the numbers. (I'm an engineer and am pretty anal about this stuff. That's why I'm getting it weighed). The 7000# GVWR is from the sticker on the truck and it's listed as an option on the window sticker. (Pretty sure it comes when you get the "max-tow package".) The curb weight (not listed on sticker) is from the Ford site and the registration. When you crunch the numbers, 7000# less 2170 payload, it comes out to 4,830. Not sure what the 95# discrepancy is unless it's rounding results from the Ford engineers. At any rate, it's very light due to the aluminum sheet metal and that's why it capacities have gone up. ie, payload, towing.

I will say this truck is amazing. Blows away anything I have had or driven in its class.

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Jason,

Trust me... these are the numbers. (I'm an engineer and am pretty anal about this stuff. That's why I'm getting it weighed). The 7000# GVWR is from the sticker on the truck and it's listed as an option on the window sticker. (Pretty sure it comes when you get the "max-tow package".) The curb weight (not listed on sticker) is from the Ford site and the registration. When you crunch the numbers, 7000# less 2170 payload, it comes out to 4,830. Not sure what the 95# discrepancy is unless it's rounding results from the Ford engineers. At any rate, it's very light due to the aluminum sheet metal and that's why it capacities have gone up. ie, payload, towing.

I will say this truck is amazing. Blows away anything I have had or driven in its class.

Jim

Just trying to help. I love my '14 F150 but I am not afraid to say that Ford is very devious with their marketing about towing and payload.
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Hey don't get me wrong Jason. I appreciate the feedback. That's why I posted. Being as new and groundbreaking as the 2015 is, I am anxious to see if it lives up to it's specs. I think all manufacturers of any product need to be scrutinized and one should always leave plenty of margin when it comes to safety. Bottom line is I believe I made the correct choice for my TV. Looks like it can handle about any of the trailers I'm looking at from Jayco. (I'm reconsidering getting the Jay Flight 29BHDS and am instead thinking the Jay Flight 32 BHDS.)

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The company posted truck numbers are submitted to the government agency for approval and for publication. A few years back one of the companies (do not remember which one it was GM, Ford, Dodge or Toyota) was forced to redo the numbers as they were not correct.

Not sure if that is still the procedure.

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I like that the manufacturers are finally adopting the SAE standard J2807. This at least makes it possible to compare one truck to another. As I understand it, Toyota was the first to adopt in 2011, Ford, GM and Chrysler are adopting in 2015.
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