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Old 08-16-2015, 03:56 PM   #85
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See sig. With a 5200lb truck towing a 7200 trailer no issues. This 1/2 ton ram is leaps and bounds ahead of my old 91f-250hd (8800gvwr) super cab w/460/e4od/3.55. Way more hp AND tq, far better trans and a lot more comfort. The old ford was rated for 10,000 5th wheel. What a gutless problem plagued p.o.s. It was!
I would feel comfortable with a tt of 9000 with this truck, easily. Ymmv

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Old 08-16-2015, 06:21 PM   #86
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I'll just leave this right here, the game is changing!


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Old 01-28-2016, 05:36 PM   #87
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We have a 2015 Tundra CM 5.7L w/ TRD and Leer bed cap....pushed by an Aerolite 242BHS (@5820 loaded, no water in the tanks).

Tundra pulls this easily - although not easy on MPG. We are right at our weight limits for GVWR, and I don't put any gear in the truck - just passengers.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:19 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by genxrainman View Post
I'll just leave this right here, the game is changing!

I was excited when this was announced. But after reading real world reviews and how Nissan slapped together the interior. ..I think I'd go with the F150 eco boost. It can tow just add much of not more than the Nissan Titan diesel if properly equipped. I was hoping for more. ..
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:46 PM   #89
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Half Ton Tow Vehicle Owners Unite!

2016 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 264BHW dry weight 4700lbs...loaded no more than 6000lbs...just bought a 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4x4, 8 speed, 3.21 rear, towing package.
Was towing it with a 2012 Ram 1500 quad cab SLT 4x4, 6 speed, 3.55 rear. Both trucks have the 5.7 hemi.
The old truck pulled good hoping for same with new truck especially with the 8 speed.
Also use a Fastway E2 WDH rated at 8000lbs. Levels everything nicely
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:09 PM   #90
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2012 Silverado 5.3 extended cab and a Dutchmen 240fsu that weighs right at 5500 loaded. WDH hitch, and it tows like a a dream. I don't believe that I am unsafe with this rig.
While many people do try to run at the ragged edge it is mainly because they have too much trailer not because they don't have enough truck. Know your limitations and stay below them.
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:59 PM   #91
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I pull a 19' 4 wheel Forest River (3300 lbs) WITH a Shortbox 09 GMC 4.3 V6 (rated tow capacity 4800)

I have a set of heavy LT Tires, 4wheel brakes on the trailer, a weight Dist. Hitch & Sway bar. Almost no dropping of the truck when I hook up.

I have installed a Trans cooler (trans. temp dropped 40/50 degrees)

I run with the Trans in the Tow Mode, and have enough pep from the 3:23 gears in Fla. Although, I have considered installing 3:73 gears.

I do not plan to leave the State of Fla, my Tow vehicle has proven adequate for 60 to 65 MPH. It stops well, and tracks well underway. I feel safe, and, It sure is nimble around town & parking in tight spots.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:37 AM   #92
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I pull a 2013 Jayco 26BH with my 2012 F150 V8, 3.55 gears. It pulls fine but I'm maxed out on payload (yellow sticker is 1588 lbs) and I definitely know the trailer is back there. I would not go any bigger.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:26 PM   #93
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We recently purchased a 2016 Work and Play 25WB LE. Unloaded tongue is 1,100. Trailer supposed to be 6,600 empty. Loaded ready for a trip with 2016 ezgo gas golf cart in the garage, tows fine with my 13, Silverado 1500, 5.3 Z-71 extended cab with a BLUE ox sway pro 1500 rating. Truck rating is just over 9,000.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:11 PM   #94
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We bought an aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 XLT FX4 with a 5.0L 3.55 axle and the tow package. Cargo capacity is 1,840 lbs and the tow capacity is 9,000 lbs. We tow a 2016 Winnebago Minnie 2201DS which is 26' and weighs 5640 lbs. loaded. The hitch weight is 720 lbs. The Equal-I-zer hitch keeps the trailer rock solid while towing.

Fortunately, the truck came with the 36 gallon gas tank because the gas mileage is about 11 mpg when towing.
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:32 AM   #95
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I am towing a Grand Design Imagine 2800BH with a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L Crew Cab rated at 9400 towing and 1588 payload. I have Goodyear XL tires on the truck, not the P-Rated factory tires. My trailer GVW is 7700 pounds and I figure tongue weight is somewhere between 800-950 pounds. Real weights coming soon. Have a Blue Ox WD hitch with 1000 pound bars. Have pulled it about 2500 miles so far, pulls fine, definitely know it is there, but feels very comfortable. I keep it at 65 mph in tow/haul mode. Haven't seen trans temp over 192, mileage has been 9.5 to 10.5 except for one trip with a constant strong headwind (happened to have to fresh water full on that trip too) and it was down to 8.5. I wouldn't feel comfortable going any bigger with this truck, but as I said above, I am very comfortable with this setup.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:52 PM   #96
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2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost towing Skyline Koala 34BH, 34' dry weight 7200lbs, works great even in the mountains so far towed about 1100 miles with no issues. Very comfortable with this match.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:57 AM   #97
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We're towing
'14 26sab 5er
dry axle 5890 ... wet axle 7240
dry pin 1190 ... wet pin 1460
dry VW 7080 ... wet vw 8700

Truck is '13 XLT 4x4 Eco HD Screw.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:49 PM   #98
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2011 Silverado with 5.3 factory tow package and a Reese dual cam with 1200 lbs bars, pulled my 27' bunkhouse from upstate New York to Cherokee NC last summer, truck did great , Just know your limits and comfort level

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