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Old 03-17-2013, 11:51 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by GuitarLefty View Post
I'm asking what the hitch weight per the specs I posted about the f150 what will this model of pickup truck is safe, thanks. Not the trailer.
Ford doesn't publish any hitch weight specs. The truck's maximum hitch weight is the weight limits of the hitch, or the unused payload available for hitch weight, whichever is less. I answered how to determine the unused payload available for hitch weight. To repeat,
Originally Posted by SmokeyWren
To prevent being overloaded over the GVWR of the F-150, load it with everything that will be in it when towing (including the ball mount for the WD hitch but without the trailer tied on), fill up with gas, then weigh the wet and loaded F-150. Subtract the weight of the wet and loaded F-150 from the GVWR of the F-150. The answer is the max hitch weight you can have without being overloaded.
The weight limits of your receiver hitch are on the receiver - probably 600 pounds WC or 1,200 pounds with a weight-distributing hitch (WD). And the weight limits of the step bumper hitch are on the bumper or in your Owner's Guide, probably 350 or 500 pounds hitch weight. So don't even think about trying to tow that trailer without a WD hitch.

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