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Old 04-23-2014, 09:48 PM   #43
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I just looked at the door sticker on my 14 2500 with coil springs all around and it says GVWR 10000 pounds. The truck weighs about 8000 I was told so that leaves me with 2000. My tongue weight is about 1000 so I only have 1000 pounds left for me and the dog. I guess I can put few things in the bed just to hold the back wheels down. With the TT on the ball, no WD bars connected it lowers the back about 2 inches and it is still slightly taller in the rear. Ram gives its 1500 a very conservative and realistic GVWR. I don't own a ford so I don't know how ford "gives" the f150 its ratings. But, I think the 5.7 hemi, 8 speed trans and 3.92's will do everything an ecoboost v6 will do. Not that it matters, but that truck will beat the ecoboost at 0-60.
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After reading the upside down tags, you have 20" rims and low profile tires. Thats the reason for the low payload. Go see what a Ram with 17" rims and taller tires will have for a payload. Bet it will be closer to 1600 lbs.
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After reading the upside down tags, you have 20" rims and low profile tires. Thats the reason for the low payload. Go see what a Ram with 17" rims and taller tires will have for a payload. Bet it will be closer to 1600 lbs.
So all I need to do is change my tires and I will increase my payload by 300+lbs?
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There are load range E tires in 20 inch. They will not keep your springs from sagging. Could do air bags for the springs but then there is the bearings and the brakes to deal with. Nothing you do will change what that tag says in the door.
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Buy and RPod and you will do fine!
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Buy and RPod and you will do fine!
Haha! Although I think they are very cool, I could have towed that with my Sorento! No way my wife would settle for a tiny RPod!
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LOL!! Now you know who it is who posted you. Dont worry buddy, we will both be getting one and go camping together!
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Yeah, well I wish I found this forum before I bought my truck, but I'm glad the TT is still on the search list!
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Jimmerz did u check out the keystone passport or bullet lines yet?
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Jimmerz did u check out the keystone passport or bullet lines yet?
I've found a couple in those brands I like, thanks!
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Yeah, well I wish I found this forum before I bought my truck, but I'm glad the TT is still on the search list!
I can relate. At least you found the key BEFORE you bought the trailer. The whole key is PAYLOAD. That's all you need to be concerned with.

I bought a toy hauler I thought my Tacoma would tow. WRONG!!! Ended up trading it (a brand new truck) for a Ford F150 Eco-boost. Had I known what you now know regarding payload, I would have bought a different truck. MY Ford only has a payload of 1199#. I too have the 20" wheels, but it's not just that... You have to take away everything from the payload rating of the base model, so in my case and likely yours, you have to subtract NAV, power seats, sunroof, premium sound system, heated seats, Quad cab, etc. You get the point.

If you are keeping your truck, you owe it to yourself to look a ultra light weight trailers. I bought an all aluminum toy hauler which helps.

Look at something like this:
Camplite 28bhs Automotive Travel Trailer Overview | Livin' Lite RV

Also, look at the Andersen No-Sway hitch that weighs only 55#.

Good luck!!!
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We tow a Jayco 22 FB with a 2011 F150 SCREW 4X4 with tow package and 5.0 V8. I've never weighed it, but my guess is it max's out at about 7000#, fully loaded and 1/2 tank water. It is not a light weight trailer, and has towed very well. Your tow capacity is there, just have to watch what you load where, and keep brakes on both units in tip top shape. Your hitch has to be able to load your front truck axle (that's what equalizing means), and your tire pressures need to be right. I've gotten over 44,000 miles out of the original michelin tires on my truck, and about half those are towing something (I have a car trailer (just over 5500#) too). Stick with a basic trailer unit, no slides and reasonably light weight, and enjoy it. You'll learn what works for you and trade up (or out) in a few years.
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