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Old 10-10-2019, 12:46 PM   #1
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30’ Serenity towing

Does anyone have experience to a 30’ airstream with a F150 3.5 eco boost. Please don’t hijack this thread to “ my bigger truck is better than yours”
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:02 PM   #2
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Indeed you *can* do it. The big question is - how much "stuff" will you have in the truck and the trailer? Next question is "where will you be towing?". Toss a thousand pounds of passengers and gear in the truck and head over an 11,000'+ pass trying to hold 60 MHP uphill.... hmmmm ......

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Old 10-10-2019, 03:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, my towing will be east of Rockies, I now tow a 28RB with PP hitch and have no problems. Would like to consider a 30 Globtrotter RB but don’t want a larger truck
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:34 PM   #4
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It can be done. Conveying how "happy" one is doing it is pretty much impossible on a forum. There are a lot of threads about moving to a bigger truck even though it did indeed work with the F-150.

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Old 10-10-2019, 05:34 PM   #5
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I tow a 28’ AS with F150 10 speed 3.5 eco boost. So not too much difference to go to a 30’ in my mind after looking at the specs. Dry weight is only about 600lbs more and wet about 1200lbs. Don’t know why it could be done. You already have the propride which is a smart choice.

Another very important improvement in stability was I installed a roadmaster suspension system. The cost was $600 and made towing stability far far better even with the Propride. The roadmaster eliminates proposing and axle wrap. Ride was improved.

But I think the power is clearly there and is within the limits of the F150.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:39 PM   #6
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I tow a 28’ AS with F150 10 speed 3.5 eco boost.


Nice, a report from an owner with very similar rig. That’s more like what you asked for.
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We tow a 30 foot with a Dodge 1500. Everything is within ALL Specs. Although ours AS is a 2004 which has a much lighter TW than the new ones. We also tow with a Hensley.

Best upgrade I think you can do is hydraulic over disc brakes on the trailer. Cost about $3k if you pay Airstream to do it.
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We have 2013 Ford F150 super crew max Towing package . Door sticker rates hauling weight at 1580#. My truck max Towing is 13500#.We also have a 2009 30'classic.( Trailer was upgraded to Dexter hydrologic brakes) Just got home from 30 day trip to West Virginia. Truck towed it well. Braking up and down the Appalachian mountains it did it. Transmission did get warm ,but not over hot. Once in yellow climbing some of those mountain s. Truck downshifted well. Biggest issue was the , feeling of trailer controlling the truck. On I-40. And other intetstates. With numerous 18wheel trucks blowing by us. Also I have a blueOx SB.

Would I do it again.....Yes, with my F150 . But I am looking for a 250. For better control.and more payload package. .
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:16 PM   #9
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We have 2013 Ford F150 super crew max Towing package . Door sticker rates hauling weight at 1580#. My truck max Towing is 13500#.We also have a 2009 30'classic.( Trailer was upgraded to Dexter hydrologic brakes) Just got home from 30 day trip to West Virginia. Truck towed it well. Braking up and down the Appalachian mountains it did it. Transmission did get warm ,but not over hot. Once in yellow climbing some of those mountain s. Truck downshifted well. Biggest issue was the , feeling of trailer controlling the truck. On I-40. And other intetstates. With numerous 18wheel trucks blowing by us. Also I have a blueOx SB.

Would I do it again.....Yes, with my F150 . But I am looking for a 250. For better control.and more payload package. .
Just a thought for you. Instead of the F250 you could consider the F150 Heavy Duty Payload. You have to special order it because no one has them on lots. I asked on this forum if anyone used it and they said the payload is 2450lbs on their pickup with a 3.73 axle ratio. That should keep the transmission cooler and also it would increase your payload significantly. Just a thought.. Stick a propride on your trailer and that would keep you from being blown around by trucks. It did for me.
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We have 2013 Ford F150 super crew max Towing package . Door sticker rates hauling weight at 1580#. My truck max Towing is 13500#.We also have a 2009 30'classic.( Trailer was upgraded to Dexter hydrologic brakes) Just got home from 30 day trip to West Virginia. Truck towed it well. Braking up and down the Appalachian mountains it did it. Transmission did get warm ,but not over hot. Once in yellow climbing some of those mountain s. Truck downshifted well. Biggest issue was the , feeling of trailer controlling the truck. On I-40. And other intetstates. With numerous 18wheel trucks blowing by us. Also I have a blueOx SB.

Would I do it again.....Yes, with my F150 . But I am looking for a 250. For better control.and more payload package. .


What hitch do you use?
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good to know the F150 can do it!
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