Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2015+ F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2015+ F150 Discuss the 2015 Ford F150 SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-18-2014, 10:10 PM
CPL_Guimonster CPL_Guimonster is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 16
CPL_Guimonster is starting off with a positive reputation.
Travel trailer with a F150

Help! I am now confused. went online to Ford and was watching the towed capacities of F150's (super crew 4x4)and a 6.2 with 3.73 will tow 11100 lbs. The xlt and FX4 packages allow this choice. Went to the dealer and i was told that Ford wont have those options and should consider a 250. Is this an elaborate bait and switch? My intent is to tow a 8000lb Travel trailer and a 723lb golf cart (so 6.8'bed is minimum bed size)1-2 times in the summer.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-18-2014, 10:54 PM
TheStuffz's Avatar
TheStuffz TheStuffz is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Estevan, Saskatchewan
Posts: 447
TheStuffz is starting off with a positive reputation.
http://instagram.com/the_stuffz
local dealer told me that the numbers are not out yet for towing capacity.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-18-2014, 10:59 PM
CPL_Guimonster CPL_Guimonster is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 16
CPL_Guimonster is starting off with a positive reputation.
I oops!

i was on 2014 build. obviously to build 2015 will have to wait or buy 2014 used or left over
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2014, 08:11 AM
tvsjr tvsjr is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,974
tvsjr has a great reputation on FTE.tvsjr has a great reputation on FTE.tvsjr has a great reputation on FTE.tvsjr has a great reputation on FTE.
For the 2014s, you can get up to 11.3K towing capacity with a properly equipped F150 (EcoBoost, max tow/heavy payload, etc.) However, capacity isn't the only number that matters. You also need to concern yourself with GVWR and GAWR. My concern would be GVWR and rear axle GAWR - you're putting a lot of weight directly in the bed, plus the tongue weight of the trailer, plus whatever you put in the truck itself (people, fuel, etc.) I suspect you will overload the rear axle.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2014, 08:13 AM
heymrdj's Avatar
heymrdj heymrdj is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Churubusco, IN
Posts: 829
heymrdj is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.heymrdj is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
heymrdjlive
Seeing as I don't have any reason to believe that capacities will change at all, we'll use the current F-150 numbers. With the max trailor package, your max payload is 1900 pounds. Subtract 550lbs for the average payload of 2 humans, some gear, and full tank of fuel. So now you're at 1400lbs. The average golf cart is 500-800lbs. Lets just leave it at the smallest, but that's a super tiny golf cart. That's 900lbs of payload left.

Your RV should have 12-15% of the tongue weight on the truck. That's 960lbs. at minimum for an 8K, and to be safe that would need to be a travel trailer with an 8k GVWR, as people tend to have them far more loaded than what the RV dealer tells them it weighs. If you buy an 8K, then furnished and on the road it'll be near 10K when it leaves port.

So what I'm saying is, he's not just doing a sales pitch. If you really want to do what you're saying, you need a 250. All these 1/2tons keep getting more and more capabilities (behind the truck). The problem is the semi-float axles aren't really designed for all that weight. You need the full float bigger axles that come on superduties.
__________________
Current: 2014 Ford Fiesta SE Green Envy
Past:
RIP 2004 Expedition - The Real LNDBARJ 2007-2014
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-12-2014, 03:44 AM
xr7gt390's Avatar
xr7gt390 xr7gt390 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North West Indiana
Posts: 432
xr7gt390 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
A properly equipped 2014 has a max payload of 3120lbs and a max tow of 11,300lbs. The 2015 is lighter so max payload could be higher. How far are you towing? Seems like you would be fine with max tow. I would talk to another salesman.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-15-2014, 11:18 PM
CPL_Guimonster CPL_Guimonster is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 16
CPL_Guimonster is starting off with a positive reputation.
Heymrdj. (and everyone else!)
what i am finding with my F150/F250 quest is the 6.8 foot bed AND 3.73 rear EGOBOOST max tow is a rare combo.(SCREW).And once i get one I would have to have air bags or add a leafs. Now with a 250 with same combo's (6.2l) and only $350 more than equip 150, all I have to do is turn the key and drive!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-15-2014, 11:19 PM
CPL_Guimonster CPL_Guimonster is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 16
CPL_Guimonster is starting off with a positive reputation.
Now to try and find a F250 Crew with a 8'bed and everything will fit perfectly!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-16-2014, 08:30 AM
seventyseven250's Avatar
seventyseven250 seventyseven250 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Calgary Canada
Posts: 3,194
seventyseven250 is a name known to allseventyseven250 is a name known to allseventyseven250 is a name known to allseventyseven250 is a name known to allseventyseven250 is a name known to allseventyseven250 is a name known to all
I'm a big proponent of using the right tool for the job. Most of us weekend warriors are well within the limits of the F150 platform. However, given how much load you plan on putting in the bed. (723lbs golf cart, plus some gear is over 900 lbs easily). I'd say for you an F250 makes a lot of sense.
It's also nice that you can get and F250 for pretty much the same money as the F150, that's a great deal for guys like you.
__________________
2012 F150 SuperCrew EcoBoost 4x4 XLT/XTR 145" WB 3.31 Axle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jklnhyd View Post
Holy hell, its not even 9am and you folks are gonna drive me to drink....
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 08:30 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3/4-ton to 1/2-ton Ecoboost Questions Kalabin 2009 - 2014 F150 8 09-16-2014 08:38 AM
2008 F-250 5.4 Superduty 4x4 towing 10,000 lb Travel Trailer bgathey Towing, Trailers & 5th Wheels 22 06-06-2008 11:40 AM
Towing capacity of '03--150 slicevarela 1997 - 2003 F150 5 04-12-2008 09:27 PM
6.0L mpg for towing a 15,000lb trailer? bigsub Super Duty & Heavy Duty 6 04-19-2007 05:49 PM
Towing gas milage jiffyjam 2004 - 2008 F150 27 02-25-2005 07:59 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Newer Light Duty Trucks > 2015+ F150

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup