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Old 11-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #15
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This is why you need to do your homework. Those who have been unhappy with the F150 didn't. Sounds like you don't own one either.
Did own one till I did the math,then I traded it off.I don't like counting pounds and worrying about what I can and can't take on a Airstream adventure.

You can tow it with a mini van if you like as some members on this forum do.its all a matter of choice.I just chose not.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #16
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The 2013 EcoBoost Ford F-150 that I owned for a few days as was configured had LESS maximum payload than my TDI Touareg....

Go Figure
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #17
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A few days?
Wow!
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #18
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Yea - its a long story and documented here on the boards....

Let's just say I believed the "if it can tow that amount as advertised then certainly the max payload would be comparable so I can actually tow the amount so desired"....

Take ownership, two days latter look at max payload sticker inside door and then the fun started....
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #19
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I am close to the numbers on my rig- overloaded if I take a bunch of firewood, but I'm just gonna run what I brung- 5 payments left and 32,000 miles and I really can't afford/don't want to go in debt for another tow vehicle. I was interested in the Mercedes GL Bluetec until I learned they are $63,000- same as a fully loaded pimped out diesel heavy duty pickup- I can't afford it- or a Porsche Cayenne-
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:46 PM   #20
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Hi all

Here are my weights I took this July on state scales near Longview WA leaving for Yellowstone.

2012 F150 extended cab, Max tow package, NO canopy, Ecoboost.
2012 FC FB.

The bed of my truck is empty except for the Honda 2000 which is a little over 50 lbs.

2 people, Honda generator, 75 lbs tools, Honda generator, trailer 1/2 water, 1/2 propane lots of food, cloths, dishes. etc.

Actual Wt Allowed WT on my F150
F150 front axel 3,280 lbs 3,750 lbs
F150 rear axel 3,840 lbs 4,050 lbs
F150 total 7,120 lbs 7,700 lbs
Trailer axels 5,660 albs
Total all 12,780 lbs

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Old 11-28-2013, 05:04 AM   #21
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Since I went across the scales I have adjusted my weight distributing hitch to put a little more weight on the front.
These weights are fully loaded ready to camp.
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So which WD bars do you use with your FC 25"? 800lb?
We use the Equalizer brand 1000# bars - trimmed back a bit to offer an in-between customized load ...
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Equal-i-zer 1,000# bars-
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