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Old 03-06-2016, 12:48 PM   #15
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Your truck would not be within towing limits for a Classic. Find your truck here:

https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/specifications/towing/

The 2.7L maxes out around 8,000 lb with the crew cab and 4x4. Just let us know your truck configuration. Axle ratio, cab design, 2 or 4 wheel drive etc.
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:13 PM   #16
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Get a build sheet from a ford dealer. Will have all the info you need on your truck. My sister lives in Woodsfield, great part of Ohio.
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Old 03-06-2016, 02:48 PM   #17
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Although the Ford window sticker utility is gone, I entered my VIN in the FordEtis site and it displayed a lot of details about my truck.
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:15 PM   #18
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I know Woodsfield very well.
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:16 PM   #19
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Of what I read, my tow is 7600 lbs with a payload of 1600lbs. I guess a Classic is out.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:00 PM   #20
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2.6 eco-boost in a F150??? I didn't know they put that small an engine in a pick up truck. My F150 has a 3.5 eco-boost and it pulls my 24' Argosy like a charm. It is a crew cab long box with the max tow package.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:33 PM   #21
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You could still do something like a 25/27FB.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:10 PM   #22
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Trading Airstreams costs a fortune. Pick the size and model you like, then decide how you're going to load and use it, and how far your plan to travel in the initial years.

Then do the research and decide if you're truck is adequate to get started. It might be.

Some people need a 3/4 ton diesel to pull a 25 and some tow Classics with a 1/2 ton. Not everyone's use, load, and expectations are the same.
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Yes, it has great power. The 3.5 engine was $2k increase. I wish I would spent the money for the bigger engine
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:13 PM   #24
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Real Weight Matters

Watch out for this spec:

From AS specs: Unit Base Weight (with LP & Batteries) = 'X' pounds

Note that the weight ONLY includes the weight of the batteries and LP.

THIS IS NOT THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF A 'TRAVELING' TRAILER!

One should add "incidentals" such as water @ about 8#/gallon, (depends on how much water is in your tank - did the black and gray tanks get emptied?), and all the gear that you may have added - clothing, shoes, food, cables, etc., etc.

I typically add about 2,000# to the 'spec' weight - but, the best number is found at a truck-stop scale when you're all loaded up and ready to go.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:41 PM   #25
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Of what I read, my tow is 7600 lbs with a payload of 1600lbs. I guess a Classic is out.
Re-read dkottum above.

And, no it isn't ruled out. Trailer weight isn't the problem. Trailer shape is more important.

It's what you're willing to use to tow, once past other specification details. It's capable, but getting up near edge of the comfort of most people.

The TT and TV aren't likely to be at maximum. Nor is TW a payload question despite herd sentiment.

Got the Tow Package items on truck? Then you're pretty well set. Correct hitch lashup is the thing. Not achieved by 90% plus of RV'ers. It's the thing that matters. Not spreadsheet entries.

Lots of other questions. Family of six? Enough tools to rebuild a HD Diesel engine? Six month trips with four season weather? Etc.

For a family vacationer, it's a different set of problems. And more easily solved.

Such as, keeping the TV 8-years? Or trading in three.

My folks kept their TT 27-years. Five of us in a big ol' Cadillac on 3-4 week vacations. Plenty of shorter trips. Dad parked it a few years, then they were full-timers for years in retirement. Two tow vehicles over that stretch.

How long will you own the TT? Have a plan. A TV tends to fall into place once context is better defined.

All this garbage about payload and tow ratings isn't the thing. Your truck lacks for nothing important outside of optimizing what's already present. Leave that aside. Look at all the rest, first.

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Old 10-26-2017, 02:10 PM   #26
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I'd say it's not quite clear to me *why* this one and a half year dead thread needed to come out of the grave. My guess is that those involved decided on a truck quite a while ago. I don't disagree with the recently added posts, it's just not quite clear why on a long dead thread. I rarely see much evidence of people searching old threads for this sort of information .....

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Old 10-26-2017, 03:31 PM   #27
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"Nor is TW a payload question despite herd sentiment. "

So you do not consider the trailer weight added to the TV as part of the payload of the TV?

Why do you think that? I can understand a willinings to going over the payload wt rating in some cases but do not see the argument that the weight added to the TV is not counted in the payload?

I am not sure I think "the herd" is always wrong.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:05 PM   #28
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Here is a link to the Ford website with the specs for your TV.
https://www.ford.com/resources/ford/...0_r1_Jan12.pdf

The lowest rating was 7600lbs., so your good up to a 27' AS with that vehicle. Use a weight distribution hitch for sure, I will let everyone else argue which WD to buy. Good luck!
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