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Old 06-11-2016, 03:48 PM   #21
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Thanks to everyone for your feedback, it was very helpful!
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:00 AM   #22
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What's the payload capacity of the F150?
With my configuration the Ford payload chart shows 2,580lbs.
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With my configuration the Ford payload chart shows 2,580lbs.
Not sure what chart you are referring to. If marketing material chart, that does not take into account features on your individual truck. Only the Yellow sticker on the drivers side door will give you the actual payload of your specific vehicle.

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Old 06-15-2016, 09:38 AM   #24
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Not sure what chart you are referring to. If marketing material chart, that does not take into account features on your individual truck. Only the Yellow sticker on the drivers side door will give you the actual payload of your specific vehicle.

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Its Ford's payload chart attached

http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/specifications/payload/
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Those charts are not really accurate to the actual truck purchased. Options and higher level packaged trucks decrease the available payload. I wish it was an accurate number as it would make these decisions much easier. The only way to get an accurate number is to find the truck with options you want and then look at the Yellow Sticker.

According to that chart, my Platinum would have 2060lbs payload. It's actually 1500 something. Ask the dealer on truck you are considering to send a picture of that sticker. Or while out looking, always look at it.

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Old 06-15-2016, 11:23 AM   #26
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Even the load capacity on the yellow door sticker is compromised by dealer installed options. The sticker is a shopping tool, after that use GVWR and GAWR as found on a truck scale to determine load conditions.

Realize the importance of properly set up weight distribution hitches when towing a travel trailer; it is possible to be under GVWR and still overload an axle. Also know that w.d. hitches can distribute some of the hitch weight and truck bed load to the trailer axle. Only the truck scale can reveal what individual axles are carrying.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:10 PM   #27
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Ill be sure and wave to everyone that's towing with a F-150, as I blow your doors off when I pass you with my F-350 Gen-2, 6.7 diesel! Just kidding, I have actually only seen a couple of doors come off...
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:22 PM   #28
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So no one posted the yellow stickers
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To be honest though, uphill is less of a problem than downhill. It can scream in 3rd gear at over 5,000 rpm on some of the descents. I don't like the rpm's that high, and I especially don't like riding the brakes to keep the rpm's down.
You may not like it, but your truck is fine going downhill like that (save for wet/snowy conditions). Better than riding the brakes.

I have a 2014 30' Bunk and 2012 F150 with the 5.0. I travel light and with the 3.55 gears am bucking up against the combined weight rating of trailer and truck. Otherwise the truck does everything I ask. Had I to do it over again I would have gotten the 3.73 gears or the Ecoboost. But I was towing a 25' when I bought it.
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Sorry for the delay, they finally emailed the yellow sticker.
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We have a 2006 Ford F150 V8 and are pulling a 27ft Land Yacht. Pulls great. No problems!
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Thanks to everyone for the feedback, it was very helpful in making my decision. Here is what I decided to go with.

2016 F-150 4x4 Supercrew
3.5L V6 Ecoboost
Max Trailer Tow Package
36 gallon extended range fuel tank

I am also planning on adding the air suspension kit, anyone with positive or negative experience with those?

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Factory tow mirrors would be a smart addition.
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I agree!
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Gee that is a sharp looking pick up in my view. It should suit your needs quite well.

I've read air suspensions are great, but can cause confusion with towing a heavy trailer. The suspension wants to level the vehicle before the weight distribution bars are fully tightened. Research this one before you pull the trigger.

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Gee that is a sharp looking pick up in my view. It should suit your needs quite well.



I've read air suspensions are great, but can cause confusion with towing a heavy trailer. The suspension wants to level the vehicle before the weight distribution bars are fully tightened. Research this one before you pull the trigger.



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Thanks David!
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Congrats on your truck. Nice choice. Try it without the air suspension to see if you need it. Oh, and wait till you see the price of those tow mirrors. I cannot even fathom it. I thought about it too but cringed when I heard the price. I have that 360 degree system and have to have 360 camera mirrors which then require a refit and the price is just so out there that I use my Aero mirrors. They work good.
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F150 tow

I have had a few different tow vehicles and my 2008 and 2013 have both been excellent tow vehicles.
I tow a 28 foot flying cloud and have had no problems at all and would recommend this tow vehicle and would not get anything bigger the mine F150 4x4, 5 liter, crew cab, 6.5 foot box and heavy duty pay load package.
I read all the comments on large tow vehicles and what I have found was that they are not needed and if towing in the mountains I would be just going slower but the amount of towing ones does it is just money down the drain.
Had a diesel and you can keep them and every other larger vehicle and fill it up at the pump.

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Congrats!!! Great looking truck. I am sure you will enjoy it as we have ours. Safe travels.

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Gee that is a sharp looking pick up in my view. It should suit your needs quite well.

I've read air suspensions are great, but can cause confusion with towing a heavy trailer. The suspension wants to level the vehicle before the weight distribution bars are fully tightened. Research this one before you pull the trigger.

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