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Old 02-17-2020, 07:40 PM   #1
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Hi all! We are about to retire and join the towing community and want to make the right decision on the tow vehicle choice. We are looking at various 26' travel trailers in the average range of 6500 lbs dry weight. I am looking at a F150 3.5 V6 turbo with a max tow of 10,700 lbs and 1800 lb payload with trailer sway control and brake controller. THere will for the most part be only 2 passengers with the majority of the cargo in the trailer. Would appreciate thoughts/concerns/input regarding this anticipated setup.
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You are joining a good of folks here with good info to share. Read the various threads here and ask questions as they come up or add info if you can.

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Old 02-19-2020, 01:14 AM   #4
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It sounds like you've already got a good idea of what will work. I would suggest you take whatever trailer you are planning on purchasing to a scale to see what it really weight, both at the axles and at the tongue.

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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

I'm not a towable guy so can't offer help on that.

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Old 02-26-2020, 02:00 AM   #6
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Opinion. F150. 145 wheel base with 18" tires or 157 " with 20" tires for towing 6500 lbs? Thanks
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I own the latter

You definitely want it as the max is 7800 per mine which with cargo should work
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Old 02-26-2020, 09:34 AM   #8
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Thanks. Forgot to mention both vehicles have the 3.5 Turbo V6. Seems both will handle the weight of the RV. You referred to 7800. Curious what that # represents
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Old 02-26-2020, 12:24 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum, it's good to have you here. I prefer a 3/4 ton for that much weight.
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