How Much Can Your Ford Tow?

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2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch FX4

Whether you just purchased your new Ford, or you’ve had it for awhile, you might be wondering exactly how much it can tow. There are all sorts of different ways to figure out it, but one of the easiest ways is the RV & Trailer Towing Guide. How do you get this guide, and does it apply to my year of vehicle? Read on to find out!

The trailer guide is available on the Ford Fleet site, and the landing page for it is available by clicking right here. From here, you can select the year of the vehicle you’re looking for and download the towing guide. The guide is pretty lengthy, so you might have to search a bit to find where it applies to your Ford. But the information is there. If it can tow or be towed, it’ll be in the guide.

All modern Fords, including the non-trucks, are tested using the SAE J2807 testing method. This means you have an apples to apples comparison with other manufacturer’s towing ratings, as long as they comply with the standard. Do you have a Chevy friend who says his truck can out tow yours? You can show him some proof right then and there.


The towing guide is also an interesting read. Did you know that the 2015 Ford Mustang, when equipped with a third-part aftermarket trailer hitch, can tow 1,000 pounds? It’ll support it with any of the three engine options as well!

The guides go all the way back to 2002, and are a good reference even if you’re familiar with your Ford’s capabilities.

What do you think? Let us know in the forums!

h/t Tim Esterdahl

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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