As someone else said, make sure you know what your trailer with equipment weighs. The boat and trailer combination both weight ~5900lbs. The boat I just purchased was reviewed in Western Outdoor News a Southern California sports publication , and they rated the boat fully loaded equipment, gas, oil, etc. Point of interest: I spoke to the new owner of it just a month ago, and he said he was very happy with it. Those drivetrains correspond with various wheelbases. He didn't want to believe the 's. Following a similar scale, Ford F-150 pickup trucks with more powerful engines have increasing towing capacities through model year 2014.
Since the new F-150s are down by hundreds of pounds, the weight savings from the material can be translated into increased payload and tow capacities. Especially with surge brakes, that load will be pushing your truck all over the road. I would reccomend a minimum of an F250 with a 5. Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight lbs. Hfactor Hfactor - the buddy of Horsepuller also has his set up as a 5th wheel, which is not the same as a hitch. I'm guessing it weighed 4500-5000 pounds. Ford Focus, Ranger, F-150 -- they are all different.
Do you think that truck can pull that much weight out of the water and up a steep ramp? I would never reccomend the 4. Some also come with extra features to enhance towing capacity, such as payload packages and additional hitches. Here in southern California, the F-150 mostly come with the 4. Ford has reportedly torture-tested the material for 10 million-plus miles to ensure that its capable of dealing with whatever truck owners choose to throw at it. Make sure you have the overdrive switched off to prevent unnecessary shifting.
Hfactor Hfactor; I don't see why you couldnt tow a 5000 lb boat with a 4. Just depress the little thing like you were letting the air out of a t … ire, but protect your eyes, there might be a spray of fuel in your face! You can still have the fluid run through the radiator if you'd like or you can separate the systems all together. Beyond the fact that the engine is wor … king harder most of the 97-2004 f-150's use a small transmission cooler in conjunction with a system that runs transmission fluid through the radiator to cool it. On steep grades 6% it would slow to 45-50mph and be turning over 4k rpms. Here in southern California, the F-150 mostly come with the 4. Losing pounds can help boost braking and handling, and cut fuel consumption. The trailer has to have it's own brake system.
Hope this helps you deside. The new F-150 has been in the hands of automotive journalists and critics for a few days now, and early reports are beginning to trickle in. Another thing to think about. I'm not so much worried about the performance of the engine while towing 500lbs, but more concerned about safety. That will take you to 8800 pounds towing capacity on the F150. So, I'm assuming that 5500 lbs.
Hey V10, Thanks for your input. This combination determines the towing capacity of different Ford F-150 models. The moral of the story is, yes I could tow the 7250 - 8000 lbs fully loaded trailer with my Excursion, but was I comfortable? All these things are true for the F-150 the company is expecting fuel efficiency gains to at least 5 percent and as much as 20 percent better than the existing model , but when it comes to trucks, significant figures that buyers will be looking at is the payload and towing capacity, which Ford just revealed on Monday. F-150s with a 4x4 drive system and axle ratios of 3. Not much, but enough towing in enough conditions to get a good feel for things.
Here in southern Californian, the 4. I'm quite satisfied with my setup and I'm getting the same thing again. It's always better to get more truck than you think you need, because you're gonna need it. The Ford F-150 pickup truck comes in two basic drivetrains: 4x2 and 4x4. I towed up into the Cascades twice, up and down the freeway a couple of times, and elk hunting to the east side of the state. In addition to its leading payload weight of 3,300 pounds, the V8 can tow a not-insignificant 11,500 pounds.
Regular Cab SuperCab SuperCrew 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4 4. In 2015, Ford reduced the engine size of the F-150, giving it a slightly lower towing capacity. When I sold the truck last year it had 90,000 on it with the only repairs to it being a set of tires and a set of brakes. Also weight distribution equalizer bars hitch does wonders for stability wander, sway, and braking wiggle. I had no problems towing it eather.
You add in the weight of an ice chest, fishing tackle, water toys, camping gear, etc. Add a 200 man, a 130 woman, two 60 kids and you're up to 7750. The point about hauling that boat out of the water. Is there someone out there that has towed with this engine?? I'm guessing it weighed 4500-5000 pounds. If you are asking about a car or truck you own, try reading your owner's manual.