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Old 08-24-2005, 08:42 AM
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Towing Capacity For 2001 F150

Does anyone know the towing capacity for a 2whl drive f150 w/ the 4.6L and auto. It does have the towing package also. Just want to know if I'd be able to tow a f150 on an open trailer. Thanks.
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At the top of the home page, there is a tab called "Articles/Specifications". Pick on the Specifications drop down. Then pick the 2001 F150. When that page comes up, pick "Specifications" in a box near the top of that page. Once the spec's come up scroll to the bottom of the list to find the towing capacity. Looks to me like 13K is the GCWR, but there is no breakout for each engine size, so I would question that number. Somewhere in the spec's is the curb weight for every model, so that would be a good number to record. (Somewhere between 3935# and 4592#) I once pulled a 5000# trailer with a 99 S/C 4x4 auto 4.6L . I had about a 10000# GCW and for me, it lacked power starting out and going up hill. If you look in the owners manual it will give you a trailer weight by engine/transmission and body style.
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Does anyone know the towing capacity for a 2whl drive f150 w/ the 4.6L and auto. It does have the towing package also. Just want to know if I'd be able to tow a f150 on an open trailer. Thanks.
Your setup while not a big horse for the tow, should handle a single tow of a F150 just fine.

A tip that works for me, measure a point on the rear bumper to the ground just before loading the vehicle. Pull the loaded vehicle forward until the bumper drops no more than 2in. This will give you a decent tounge weight without stressing the truck.

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