Originally Posted by GuitarLefty
This is the 2013 Ford F-150 Ecoboost
3.7l V6 engine
You have a typo there. The 3.7L is the ordinary base V6 engine, not the EcoBoost. The EcoBoost is 3.5L.
Looking to pull a 6,700 lb dry trailer weight Coleman
You will be overloaded. My F-150 EcoBoost with similar payload is overloaded with a TT that has dry weight less than 4,000 pounds.
Ford makes the F-150 you need for that trailer, but that's not it.
Start over and be certain your new F-150 has:
[*]3.5L EcoBoost engine,
[*]HD Payload pkg (GVWR 8,200 pound - requires 3.73 limited slip axle), and
[*]Max Tow pkg (trailer tow mirrors, integrated trailer brake controller plus the regular tow pkg of HD radiator, auxiliary tranny cooler, Select shift tranny, 7-pin wiring harness, and class IV receiver.)
Result is GCWR of 17,100 and GVWR of 8,200. You won't need all of the 17,100 GCWR, but you'll probably need every bit of the 8,200 GVWR if you want to tow that trailer without being overloaded.
There are some things you cannot have if you want the HD payload pkg. That cute little 5.5' bed is a no no. 20" wheels are out. But if you want a trailer towing machine that will tow that trailer without being overloaded, then get one with all
the options mentioned above.
On Ford.com build and price, enter the trim, cab, bed, engine, 4x4, and then add the 3.73 limited slip axle. The HD payload pkg and max tow pkg will be added automatically. If you select any axle except 3.73 limited slip, the system won't even show you the HD Payload pkg as an option. After the 3.73 LS axle is in the system, then don't add any options that will require you to change the 3.73 LS to something else.
The GVWR looks a bit light, but truck and myself fueled = 5600# hitch weight 856# leaves about 900# for mom and kids
The Tow and Combined weights look good but the GVWR looks very close.
Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks
The GVWR is not close. You will be overloaded. Period. Probably severely overloaded. Your trailer will weigh a lot more than 6,700 pounds when wet and loaded for the road. Using the dry weight for estimating how much truck you need to tow with is nonsense. Use the GVWR of the RV, then use 15% of the GVWR of the RV as the probable hitch weight. That's your limiter - hitch weight. So get enough truck to handle that hitch weight without getting close to the GVWR of the truck.