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Old 10-31-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Hi, could anyone tell me if they think a Ford F150 (Petrol) truck will tow a 29ft Denali Trailer ok.

We have been told that the truck will do 28miles to the gallon but think it may be more like 14.

We will be grateful for any helpful comments, thank you.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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Hi, could anyone tell me if they think a Ford F150 (Petrol) truck will tow a 29ft Denali Trailer ok.

We have been told that the truck will do 28miles to the gallon but think it may be more like 14.

We will be grateful for any helpful comments, thank you.
Find out what two things are:weight of the trailer and towing capacity of the truck. Don't even attempt to go over the tow capacity of the truck. Even if they tell you that you can add extra springs or air bags to the truck, don't do it. The F150 will never see 28MPG. 14MPG would even be hard to get while towing a trailer.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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You might se 14 with out Towing on The highway but wile towing you will not get that much,and as far the 29 foot trailer check the weight on it but unless its a really heavy trailer I think you may be ok. Joe
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
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thank you both so much I will pass on your advice to Rog
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #5
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This Travel Trailer Weight Calculator will eliminate any guess-work from properly and safely matching your truck to a trailer. You will note it even includes the 20% safety factor option, used by most full-timers.
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Use the weight calculator and I think you will find the with the biggest engine and the best towing axle, you will be at your limits or over. As for fuel economy, no way for 28 mpg. Maybe 14 to 16 not towing and expect 8 to 9 towing. Basically a 29' TT will be too much for a 1/2 ton truck.

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Old 11-01-2010, 12:17 AM   #7
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Sorry to say this but a 29' Denali TT tips the scales at almost 7000 lbs. I know that Ford rates some of its F150's at 10000 + lbs of towing - that is only with a base mode,l standard cab, large V8, and high rear geared truck. Changing any one of these factors affects the tow rating. BTW I am sure that any truck that can get 28MPG is not going to be able to tow very much.
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Once again thank you to all for your help I will pass all this on to Roger again, hope we havn't been duped. Looks like we may have to get another truck unless I am reading wrongly.
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thank you all again for all the advice I will pass all over to Rog - i hope we hav'nt been duped with the truck or looks like we will have to get another
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I tow a 28' TT that weighs about 9K when we are traveling. I am towing it with a 1T dually now. Prior to the 1T, I towed it with a 3/4T with Cummins. I didn't have any problem with power but the 1T handles it SO! much better.
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My guess is that you've been given the old Sales pitch that you can tow any trailer with any truck. I'm not a Ford person, but I don't see anywhere as to what you have under the hood. I previously towed a 24' Prowler with a 1/2 ton Chevy 4X4 with the 350 (5.7L) and it did OK, but it would loose ground on longer grades. At the end of a days tow I would be beat, arms and shoulder ache and quite often a headache from the stress of keeping it straight and on the road. In 2005 I upgraded to a 1 ton dually, WOW what a difference, drive with just a lite hand on the steering wheel.
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I currently tow a 30 foot plus trailer with a Chevy Tahoe 5.3 with 4.10 gears. I have Reese dual sway control installed. I average about 9.5 mpg when towing and about 18.5 without my trailer. My trailer weighs between 6800 and 7000lbs depending on were we are going and how much stuff we take. I travel with 10- 15 gallons of fresh water on board.
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