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Old 04-27-2016, 10:23 PM   #1
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Is this weight ok for this truck?

I have 2004 5.4 F150 and thinking about buying a 6200 dry weigh trailer,
Is this weight ok for this truck with 60000 miles< thanks
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Just my 2 bits worth here. I just traded my Ram 1500 w/5.7 Hemi. It served us well pulling a 25 ft trailer. Then we upgraded to a 29 ft 2 slide TT. It was 7700 dry. The 1500 pulled it OK, but it was over 75% of capacity. We went ahead and stepped up to a 2500 Ram with the Cummings. No comparison. Cruise at 65 to 70 all day. Get 12 MPG vs 9 for the 1500. Plus the larger tank lets me pass gas stations without worrying.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:31 PM   #3
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You would need to post the stats for your truck. Weight ratings, axles ratings, tongue weight rating, etc.
My guess is once the trailer is loaded with gear, batteries, propane, WD hitch, and the truck is loaded with gear and passengers you will be very close to the limits for that year. Just a guess.
Having towed different trailers with different trucks i'm just not thrilled towing with half tons. My previous trailer was about 4900lbs dry and with all the gear loaded it was ok for my half ton but stepping up to a 6200lbs trailer i'm happy with the larger 3/4 diesel.
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I had that truck. 2004 F-150 5.4 with 3.73 gears. Pulled our old Rockwood 2604 from WI to TX and back. That trailer had a GVWR of 6500. Scaled the entire setup and was at 13,300 truck and trailer. Truck was rated for 15,000. Yep it pulled it fine but it was NOT fun to drive. No "white knuckle" moments but just over all not an enjoyable ride.

If an upgrade for the truck is at all possible you will enjoy towing just about anything a lot more.
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I have 2004 5.4 F150 and thinking about buying a 6200 dry weigh trailer,
Is this weight ok for this truck with 60000 miles< thanks
If it has the 3.73 axle and full towing package, yes. Smaller motor and 3.55 axle, maybe. I pulled an 8,400lb FW with my fully loaded 2004 F150. No issues, although I never hit the mountains.
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How far do you want to tow? If from you house 20 miles to a camp ground you will be fine on all the back roads.

Now if you want to tow further distances on the highway with a 5.4litre F-150 the engine noise alone would ruin that trip.

I towed a 5,500lb. camper with the much nicer and better powered 2011 F-150 with the 5.0 litre engine and 6 speed transmission. I towed from Ohio to Florida and back.

I passed all other 1/2 ton trucks pulling larger trailers as I was just able to maintain 65mph while they were only able to maintain 60 - 62mph.

I was not able to maintain the legal speed limit of 70mph.

Stick to a much lighter trailer. It will make travel much more pleasant.
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