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Old 04-27-2015, 04:48 PM   #15
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You will not have any problems unless you load 2 to 3000 lbs. More stuff than you need. I would suggest 60 lbs. Air in trailer and may be 40 in rear tires TV.

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Old 04-27-2015, 04:53 PM   #16
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I agree with the two above statements. Don't over load your axles really. If you have a 1/2 ton and hook up to a 27 or 30 ft Airstream, then no, no you cannot put an ATV in the bed and expect it to be ok. It's not hard to figure out.

Just watch out for the 3/4 ton and 1 ton payload police who will tell you that you are a danger to society and you will probably kill yourself at any moment for not towing with an International Freightliner.

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Old 04-28-2015, 07:13 AM   #17
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Thanks for the input everyone. We aren't full-timers and our loads will be modest. BTW, the new F-150 as a daily driver has been fantastic, I'm really enjoying the truck.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:03 AM   #18
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I thought the Ford payload number includes a notional 150lb driver? I wish I was a bit closer to 150 than I am!!
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:51 AM   #19
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I just wanted to post a follow-up on this and post a couple pics. Although I haven't been to the scales, I have the Equal-i-zer hitch dialed in so that the truck is level. I'm very pleased so far with the truck as a daily-driver and a TV.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:12 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by tot2learn View Post
If the yellow sticker really represents the payload, that's a big difference between the advertised 2020 lbs and 1544 lbs.
I have been "researching" on (wife calls it obsessing over) the F150 Forum for a while trying to figure out which engine/cab/bed/payload options would be best suited for towing a 25FB FC. Your max payload of 1544 is about average for the '15 3.5L EB Lariat 5.5' Screws on the forum; not the worst I have seen, and I have seen a few with higher max numbers.

Just curious what heavy options you have? You already mentioned FX4, and looks like sport trim w/ 20" wheels (rims? I remember a time when a wheel was a rim with a tire on it ), I don't see towing mirrors so probably no Max Tow pkg, possibly a moon roof?

By the way, nice looking combo, that truck has a nice stance with the trailer attached.

PS, those don't look like the Flatirons that I remember
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:44 PM   #21
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That truck is a great daily driver.

I use a F150 EB to tow a 28' FC. My truck is clearly maxed out as a TV and I am constantly considering changing to a 3/4 ton to get some cargo capacity beyond me, the wife and a few tools. But I hang on to the truck because I love the "daily driver" aspect of the truck.

When I get more time to do longer hauls, I will change it out. May well keep the F150 for my daily driver though.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:59 AM   #22
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@Mach5 attached are my options. I may get some aftermarket mirror extenders. I wasn't interested in driving with tow mirrors all of the time.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:10 PM   #23
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Thanks tot2learn, your options list is not as spartan as I would have thought for your payload numbers. I find that encouraging since I am looking at fewer options and hoping to maximize payload.

It is frustrating that Ford chooses not to provide an estimate of remaining payload capacity depending on the options you select with the online configurator. Probably afraid that if they did, people would select fewer options.

Sorry for the thread high jacking, forgot I was on the Airstream forum and not the F150 forum ;-)
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:11 PM   #24
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We took a new 2015 Lariat 4x4 for a spin today and coming from a no truck background (long history of Tahoe's and other SUV's) it was NIIICCCEEE!!!! No lack of luxury there.

Some of the Ford stats show >2,000lb payload depending on the configuration (some pushing high 2,000's), which should be feasible since we are also not full timers and unfortunately our work situation does not yet permit us to take long haul trips for long periods of time.

Next we're planning to check out the Sierra/Silverado 2500's and the Tahoe/Suburban world too. But, that F150 was stunning and we were both a big fan!
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:16 PM   #25
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Here's some useful guides I've used for researching 2015/16 F150 TVs:

Truck Option & Trim Payloads (appears to written for Ford salespeople):

RV & Trailer Towing Guide:

2015 Specifications:

Happy researching!

(yes, my first post.)

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Old 11-19-2015, 02:28 AM   #26
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Just have fun, you have a great TV and trailer. Take it slow and easy, keep aware and enjoy. People worry way too much about some of the details. Remember the makers of our TV have to worry about the government blaming them for things.
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:10 PM   #27
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The more I read the more confused I get. I owned a 07 Tundra and loved it for 120, 000 miles. I currently own a 12 Tundrathat I purchased new and now has over 70, 0000 miles on it. It is our only vehicle. Starting with the 14 model, the Toyota dropped over 20 little things, several of which I thought were important to me. I tried out a 16 model and decided even though they have great repair records, I couldn't continue to live with the poor mileage and s I get older, not even the simple handel to get it that the 12 and 07 had. The Ford has a lot of things I am looking for, and i'm hoping with the max trailer package would be a good matchfor my 25' Airstream. Now as there is more information I read I'm second guessing myself that maybe I need a 2500 deisel. Then I go back to poor history with Ford and GM as far as reliability goes. Guess i'll continue reading till this Toyota gives up. Thanks for the info I guess!
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:24 PM   #28
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Dialing in Appropriate WD w new F-150

Hi there-

I have virtually exact same truck w a 1498 payload sticker, towing a new 25FB Twin and trying to reign in weight appropriately with same Equalizer (1000# bars). Running Michelins on trailer and XL load tires on truck.

I'd really be curious if you've/anyone has truly dialed in the Equalizer and able to get weight back to front axles, and some back to trailer, as I've worked and worked (w Progress Mftg, and others) and just cannot seem to return weight to front and am nearing max axle capacity on rear,after many scales trips. I don't really care about wheel well measurements as scales trump all.

Any "magic" suggestions appreciated as I just cannot get hitch to move weight back to front axles and some on to trailer axles.

In case you have not been to scales, Platinum, as I have mine, weighs 5500# fueled, wo any gear or driver including hitch assembly. Rear axles are 3620 loaded and fronts are 3150 loaded when hitched and weight distributed. Could send photos of set up of helpful based on what you've experienced and learned. Subsequent to these readings, I've added one, and I'm doing 7 washers and at lowest shank hole, and am now exposing the top two holes on bar L brackets, if that makes sense. Trailer was near empty of fluids, full propane.



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