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Old 01-11-2009, 09:37 AM   #1
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Hello everyone!!!I have a quick question about towing my tt with a truck i just bought..I have a 26 ft 1979 Terry Taurus that weighs 4600 dry My truck is a 1994 Ford f150 with a 302 and 3.55 gears it had trailer tow package over load springs a nice big trans cooler ect..I'm moving to Florida from Michigan and I'm hoping it will tow it down there. Does anyone see any issues that may make it that i cannot tow it???Thanks in advance!
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Hello everyone!!!I have a quick question about towing my tt with a truck i just bought..I have a 26 ft 1979 Terry Taurus that weighs 4600 dry My truck is a 1994 Ford f150 with a 302 and 3.55 gears it had trailer tow package over load springs a nice big trans cooler ect..I'm moving to Florida from Michigan and I'm hoping it will tow it down there. Does anyone see any issues that may make it that i cannot tow it???Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:11 AM   #3
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You trailer is really going to weight a lot more than the 4600# once loaded. Probably closer to 5500# which will be pretty good load on your F150.

The biggest problem with your F150 is the 3.55 axle. If you had a 3.73 axle or better a 4.10 axle, the truck would do better.

I am presuming that the Terry is a TT and not a 5the wheel. If it is a TT, the F150 will pull it, but do not plan to win any races, even down hill. Also, it will have a great affinity for gas stations.

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I don't see any problem, it should pull it fine. I used to pull a 23ft Starcraft (about 5000LB)with a 2001 Chevy 1500 Silverado. I've gone to MI and FL with it a number of times from Knoxville.
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I have a 94 Ford F150 but with the 5.8 motor. The weak point on those trucks is the automatic transmission eapecially if it has an EO4D that hasn't been rebuilt and updated. The only way to make those transmissions last is to change the fluid every 40,000 miles. That transmission cooler is great and will help you a lot. I put the biggest one I could find on mine.
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