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Old 01-12-2018, 02:49 PM
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I sure wouldn't actually pay for a 3.55 rear end , order the 3.73 if available for that engine, I prefer the 5.0 over EB.
3.73 isn't available without the heavy payload package and you can only have the heavy payload package if you go with a base model truck. The small mechanical advantage really isn't work either paying out the *** for options individually (if allowed) or have a base truck unless that's what you're after.
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:58 PM
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i ordered the 3.73 on my 2013 F-150 XLT, did Ford limit the available platforms on the newer trucks
 
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:02 PM
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Yeah, not sure when but i know i could not get a 3.73 on mine when i got it unless i wanted the 301a or below.
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:10 PM
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I just used a loaner F150 from the dealer, while my super duty was in the shop, to pull my 28' TT at around 8500lbs. This truck didnt have the towing package and I didnt have a brake controller either ( I dont ever recommend doing that but I was in a bind). I would never have wanted to pull this trailer for a long period of time with the F150.
I also used to pull this same trailer with my 2014 Tundra with a brake controller and WDH. Neither of those trucks pulled my trailer very nicely. I sat around 2500-3000 rpm all day long. Fuel economy sucked. If you're only gonna pull it every now and then for short distances, you probably wont be doing any real harm to the F150 but in my opinion its not enough truck for that trailer. You'll blow through your brakes on the truck and the trailer. I would recommend an SD. You'll be glad you have it.
 
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The dry hitch weight on my Lance model 1995 tire is 365lbs. The actuals when fully loaded and weighed at CAT scale are 700lbs and 550 with WDH hooked up. I’m in process of changing from a tundra to a superduty due to maxing out or exceeding GAWR and payload with just passengers, 2 dogs and the trailer. No carrying capacity left over for bed of truck. Really to bad as I liked the tundra a lot. Passed on the f150 for the same payload concerns.
 
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The only thing you are missing on the F150 is the HD payload pkg. and even with that I wouldnít want to tow it with a HD F150.

for reference, my trailer is 35ft long with a dry weight of 7100lbs. Loaded for a trip Iím at 9200lbs. Iím towing with a V-10 Excursion. No way would I want to tow mine with a 1/2 ton.
 
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F150 3.5 EB 3.31 ratio vs 3.55 advice

Purchased a 25 ft Airstream (7300lb GVWR with hitch wght 837lbs). we are looking to buy the 2016 or 2017 3.5 TC EB and reg tow packages mostly come with the 3.31. Don't want to over buy or cut it close, but its about a $4000 upgrade to the Max tow package with the 3.55

we would like to get the 3.31 any comments
 
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get the max tow with mirrors and TBC. You will not like the under powered 3.31
 
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:23 PM
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Gear sets can always be changed, its not cheap especially in 4wd trucks but don't let that hold you back if you find a truck you really like. the 3.31 would pull it, 3.55 would be "better" but a 3.73 or 4.10 would be much better. If you find a max payload truck you can get 3.73's stock, but those trucks are very rare.
 
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Originally Posted by flyers8a View Post
Looking for some feedback on a new truck / trailer combo we are looking at....
2017 F150 4x4 SuperCrew . 3.5LV6 Ecoboost . Max Tow Package 3.55 Rear Axle
2018 Jayco Jay Flight 32TSBH . 8515 UVW, 745 hitch, 10,950 GVWR and 2435 Cargo Capacity . 36" long

Spoken to several sources including our local Ford Dealer, the RV Dealer and have also called Jayco in addition to several other local towers and the consensus has been
the vehicle should be fine to pull the camper. Any thoughts?

Appreciate any and all feedback in advance.
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terrible idea. Get a super duty diesel. That trailer is going to be 10,000 wet easy. Add your family and what not and I can pretty much guarantee you are over your payload numbers. An f150 CC 4x4 probably has a payload of 1500-1600. Do the math. You need a super duty.
 
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I agree you should plan on this trailer weighing at ALL of the gvwr by the time you are going down the road.
 
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In a lot of threads on a lot of forums I see posted, "Buy the trailer first so you know how much truck you need." I think that approach has the potential to make for a very expensive truck and trailer purchase. I mean, who is going to limit themselves on the trailer in step 1 when they know they can just get more truck as part of step 2? If you buy a reasonable truck (F-350 SRW) then that forces you to put some limitations on the size of trailer you buy. I know there are some guys on forums that say you can pull just about anything with a F-350 SRW (Damn the cargo capacity! Full axle weight rating ahead!) but if you keep the trailer will within the truck's capacity you end up with a much more pleasant towing experience.

We may be beating a dead horse here. The OP hasn't posted again in two months.
 
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I tow a 32dsbh Jayco with my 350 and my previous 250. I couldn't fathom towing that with a 150. As a previous post stated, an emergency stop could be a problem. Even with the 350, I had to stop very quickly once and it was not fun. Two ideas to ponder: Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should do it, and trust your instincts. My instincts say no. I have not owned a 150 for some time but still say go to a 250 or 350.
 
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