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Old 07-28-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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How much can you tow

i have a 2014 F-150 King Ranch and what to tow a 5th wheel ,weight 9000LBs any one pulling that much wioth my kind of truck?

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There are multiple threads on this site regarding this topic. My experience with my F-150 and an Keystone Cougar 285 fifth wheel which weighted 8900# (scaled fully loaded) was not so good. My F-150 was a 2010 FX Crew Cab 5.4L with a Max Tow package rated at 11200# trailer. The truck struggled to maintain 60-65 on flat to low grades. It also was continually searching for gears. Ultimately I traded it in on a Ram 2500 diesel. The Ram handled it fine and it felt like it was not even there most of the time.

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A 9000# trailer will have a pin weight of about 1800# + or-. The 5er hitch will add about 150 to the back of the truck, and you add passengers and cargo, you truck will see a load exceeding 2200# which will put you well over the paylaod rating or GVWR.

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I assume your King Ranch has the 3.5 Ecoboost. The weight loaded will be over the capabilities of your truck. Sounds like you are a candidate for the new 2017 Super Duty due out in the fall. I am going to look at them when they arrive. Lots of improvements. 150's are not up to the task. Go with the diesel and you will be able to pull the next 5th wheel you get.
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Because they tell you you can tow it does not mean you would want to, flat trailer with rock for landscaping, ok. Tall wind catcher we call RVs ....
If you are on flat roads with no head wind... ok.
Most likely you will be at the edge of what it would do. If you decide to, try to get one that is as aerodynamic as possible.
Not looking to upgrade trucks I would try to go lighter. Like the Cougar XLite (Strictly by weight, I do not know quality).
Had a F350 v-10 that could tow 14k, tried it (in PA hills). Did not like it. Ran out of power on hills and was not a pleasant ride. For us, moved to the diesel then ended up upgrading trailer.
The second part as mentioned if you end up upgrading trailers you will want to upgrade your truck.
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Depends on how the F150 is configured.
A F150 King Ranch tells us exactly nothing and invites the forums nay sayers simply because its a 1/2 ton truck.

If your truck is a F150 HD then it has a 4800 RAWR which can carry up to around 2300-2500 lbs payload. This truck will have no issues with a 9k gross weight trailer. Now if your 9000 lb number is a dry weight then it can weigh 10k-11k after loading.
F150 owners with the HD package report no issues up to around 10k lbs.

F150 trucks can have a max tow package or maybe no tow package and have very small 3600-4050 RAWR/P tires. If this is your truck its not up to carrying hitch loads from a 9k gross weight 5th wheel trailer.

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