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Old 09-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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My family and I are looking at a Weekend Warrior FS2300 Superlite silver edition. They are asking 15,500 and I offered $14,000 and they are taking that offer. My question is before I buy it, I want to make sure my truck will tow it. I have a 2010 4x4 F-150. It has a 6inch lift 35" tires and 20" rims. We planning on carrying about 1000 lbs worth of quads in the back of it as well. I live in Oregon so there are a few hills and mountains to go over. Need some advice. Just got the truck not too long ago so getting a different truck is out so it really comes down to what can I tow with it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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As always check what the specs are for your truck but also check to see that the wheels you have will also support the weight. Had a co-worker that had a 3/4t 4x4 with 20" wheels and while they looked good, they were NOT rated to carry the load that he was going to tow. He was setting up a 30' toy hauler.
Is your current truck set up with electric brakes? With the 6" lift you might need a 'drop' hitch to keep your trailer level.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #3
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the trucks gvwr is 7200 lbs. The dry wieght of the toy hauler is 4800 lbs and fully loaded will probably abround 6400 lbs. I obvisouly plan having trailer brakes and stabilizers installed.
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OP, you are expecting to have 1600 lbs of 'stuff' in the toy hauler? If you take out the 1000 lbs for the quads, that does not leave you a lot for the other 'stuff'. What engine does you have in your truck? Is your truck a long bad or short? I would suspect it is a long bed, which would handle better towing. I am not up on Fords! Even though the truck may be 'rated' to tow 7200 lbs, I would suspect that you will loose some power in the hills. As long as you are aware of this fact, you should be fine.
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I think you're making a big mistake...here's why:

Your main concern should be the payload capacity. Most 1/2 tons are rated at 1500 to 2000 lbs (forget the tow rating..won't come into play here)....there are exceptions, but I don't think your truck is one of them.

The tongue weight of your toy hauler will be the main factor here ...find out what that will be with the trailer loaded and ready for the road. Putting 1000 lbs of quads in the back of the truck plus the tongue weight of the trailer plus any other equipment you have in the truck plus passengers.....two bits says you're gonna be way over your payload capacity.

Plus with a 6" lift and large tires and rims will also have a major effect on the performance of your truck.

Me thinks this is not a good idea. Research before you buy the trailer.

Hope this helps

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