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Old 06-04-2018, 03:06 AM
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Who's all towing with their 5.0's?

Would love to see some set ups of people's F150 5.0 towing rigs.
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​​​​​ Some pictures of trucks and trailers along with a short description of specs of both would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 06-04-2018, 05:19 AM
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My 5er, 2017 Wildcat 37' 9100lb dry. Truck has 3.91s and airbags to support it. Along with a catback, a 5* tune and a few other ods-n-ends, pulls it very nice!
I also pull a 18' trailer with my 45hp Massey FEL 4wd tractor but I don't have a pic of those together.
 
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 4wheelfurry View Post

My 5er, 2017 Wildcat 37' 9100lb dry. Truck has 3.91s and airbags to support it. Along with a catback, a 5* tune and a few other ods-n-ends, pulls it very nice!
I also pull a 18' trailer with my 45hp Massey FEL 4wd tractor but I don't have a pic of those together.
Wow! Very nice!
 
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Originally Posted by 4wheelfurry View Post
My 5er, 2017 Wildcat 37' 9100lb dry. Truck has 3.91s and airbags to support it. Along with a catback, a 5* tune and a few other ods-n-ends, pulls it very nice!
Quite a setup, good lucking truck. What's your pin weight? Must make a dent in payload.
 
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Originally Posted by Robbgt View Post
Quite a setup, good lucking truck. What's your pin weight? Must make a dent in payload.
With the airbags I don't even know. It hadles the weight extremely well. Still has a tad bit more wallow than I'd like when say crossing bridges so I need a little more shock. I'm in the process of correcting that now. I have pulled tag alongs as well, the airbags makes pulling so nice! And payload is an afterthought lol Pin weight on my 5er is around 900#. It is supposed to be a 1/2 ton towable unit factory built.
 
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My 2015 F150 5.0 with 6.5 bed and 3.55 gears. I tow a 2012 Shamrock 233S with a loaded weight of around 5600 lbs.

 
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Originally Posted by muj0 View Post
My 2015 F150 5.0 with 6.5 bed and 3.55 gears. I tow a 2012 Shamrock 233S with a loaded weight of around 5600 lbs.

Thanks for the reply!.nice set up
 
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My 2017 Standard cab F150 w/5.0 and 6-speed pulls a 3400 lb Wolf Pup trailer. Seems it is always hunting for the correct gear. 11.5 - 14.2 MPG. What advice would you guys give me as to to how i should be using this transmission? It sometimes drops to 3rd gear on hills. Many thanks to all.,...jack
 
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... Seems it is always hunting for the correct gear... What advice would you guys give me as to to how i should be using this transmission? It sometimes drops to 3rd gear on hills...
The 5.0 needs the RPM unlike the EB afterall it is a modular at its core and they love rpm! My advice is find where the engine wants to be (usually upper 2xxx to 3k) and whichever gear that is lock outthe upper gears and run it there. As for downshifts, I usually pull mine a gear or two in anticipation of of a hill to take the hit off the trans downshift. 4k+ is no sweat for the engine, let it rev!
I have logged many a mile pulling and I manually shift mine with the + / - the rpm looks like i'm driving a stick lol but it's so the transmission doesn"t have to bang up and down.. Between the throttle and the +/- my shifts are smoothe and timed all for keeping the engine up where the power is.
 
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35 foot 8000 dry , need bags and LT tires. Plenty of power, sketchy pulling to beach. Used to my f250. Load bars CRANKED Felt like I was riding on a waterbed at some times
 
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35 foot 8000 dry , need bags and LT tires. Plenty of power, sketchy pulling to beach. Used to my f250. Load bars CRANKED Felt like I was riding on a waterbed at some times
Oh damn! Nice set up!
 
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No photo but I tow a 20' car hauler. Added 2000# Air-Lifts. . Never needed them on my 2004 F-250, a must for my 2013 Eco, so I did the same for the 2018. No long hauls yet but I like the 5.0 just fine.
 
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Taken in Dawson Creek.
Left home May 26th, 5200 miles and counting, 3:73 gears about 6000 trailer weight.
 
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Taken in Dawson Creek.
Left home May 26th, 5200 miles and counting, 3:73 gears about 6000 trailer weight.
Very nice set up! Pretty damn close to the next truck I'm getting, 2019 5.0 Ruby Red crew cab 6.5 bed. Love them Ruby reds!

So I take it you tow through decent elevation and mountains?
 
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So I take it you tow through decent elevation and mountains?[/QUOTE]


Yes, I keep it in tow mode, let the trany work usually have 6th locked out most of the time. Highest temp I've seen so far is 233, and only for a few seconds. Usually stays around 203-206.
 

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