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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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!
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.
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