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Looking for honest opinions. Currently have a 2017 F350 CCSB 6.7. Thinking about going with a new F150 SCREW Max Tow.
Most of my towing is a dump trailer full of mulch,dirt, or tractors. Max weight being 12-13k. Does anyone have experience with this much weight on a F150?
 
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Tongue weight will be a big issue, and you WILL require Weight distributing bard on the F150. I don't think I've ever seen those on a dump trailer, but I suppose they are possible.
 
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You had several replies in your original post on this topic: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...to-a-f150.html
 
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You had several replies in your original post on this topic: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...to-a-f150.html
I was hoping for other views from the F150 side......
 
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Originally Posted by FOURBYBUD View Post
Looking for honest opinions. Currently have a 2017 F350 CCSB 6.7. Thinking about going with a new F150 SCREW Max Tow.
Most of my towing is a dump trailer full of mulch,dirt, or tractors. Max weight being 12-13k. Does anyone have experience with this much weight on a F150?
IMHO, in 2017 you bought exactly what you needed.
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:07 PM
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I used my 2018 F150 Limited to haul a lot of mulch this year. I did 5 trips of 6 cubic yards then 1 at 8 cubic yards and it was fine. My dump trailer is a 6x12 5 tonne.

 
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Mulch doesn't weigh very much... only 500-600lbs/yd dry so even your biggest load was less than half the weight the OP is talking about.
 
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You didn’t share towing frequency...a couple thoughts:

Towing 2x f150 mass or greater is asking for a real-time physics lesson regardless of configuration

if you tow infrequently consider a super duty rental from enterprise trucks - no affiliate
or try Uber or Lyft...as other options

Max tow/trailer tow is different than payload capacity (tongue weight)

HDPP only comes on 6.5 long beds...they’re unicorns and likely a special order

buy a 10 year old super duty single cab for your work truck and use the f150 for family weekends

buy a 20-30 year old super duty and go through it from top to bottom for less than a late model SD...f150 for family weekends

All the best...
good luck on your decision
keep us posted!

 
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Originally Posted by triniexr View Post
I used my 2018 F150 Limited to haul a lot of mulch this year. I did 5 trips of 6 cubic yards then 1 at 8 cubic yards and it was fine. My dump trailer is a 6x12 5 tonne.

Nice setup. No weight distributing bars needed?
 
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Mulch doesn't weigh very much... only 500-600lbs/yd dry so even your biggest load was less than half the weight the OP is talking about.
I agree, except here in Ohio with all the rain our mulch yards are soaked. I can honestly say my trailer felt heavier with the wet mulch than when full of top soil.
 
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How often do you tow, and do you tow for your business? If the answers are "often" and "yes", you already have the right truck. I can't recommend an F150 to pull those kind of weights unless it's once a year or something.
 
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How big is your dump trailer?
The one posted by triniexr, is smaller then most normal dump trailers which are 83"x 14' or 16' with 14K GVW and weight about 4,000 to 4,400 pounds empty .

In my PJ dump I have had it up to 16k-17k gross. Would I want this much weight or close to it behind me in a F-150, NO WAY. Even at 13k for short distances is a lot of weight, I'm sure the F-150 is fully capable of towing that much weight, but stopping and controlling it properly is another story.
I have pulled my dump trailer empty with a '12 F150 and how it feels and controls the truck compared to the Super-duty is night and day difference
 
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Thanks to all. Seems as though most of you, and my wife, were correct. Been driving 8 lug trucks for almost 25 years. The F150's are awesome trucks, but not up to my tasks.
 
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Originally Posted by FOURBYBUD View Post
Looking for honest opinions. Currently have a 2017 F350 CCSB 6.7. Thinking about going with a new F150 SCREW Max Tow.
Most of my towing is a dump trailer full of mulch,dirt, or tractors. Max weight being 12-13k. Does anyone have experience with this much weight on a F150?
There is multiple recent threads on the same subject. There is only 1 configuration of F150 that is capable of the advertised 13,200. Its a 157" CC 4x2 with max tow and most be ordered with factory 20" wheels as per the order guide for spring and steering gear upgrade. The next trick is to be able to tow that much you need the highest payload and to get the highest payload you must order the truck in a XL with STX. That gives the lightest truck but includes factory 20" wheels.

Ford does a good job hiding all this in the dealer guides and order form. I had to order mine because there was none in dealer stock in the country. I went with a 2018 4x4 157" STX , max tow and factory 20" wheels. It came with max springs which got me a 13k tow rating. The truck has a base factory curb weight of 5,160 pounds and a 7050 GVWR with a max GCWR of 18400. The math doesn't work when trying to haul a 13k trailer. You can't tow 13k without exceeding the rating. The most is about 12k and the truck is really working hard.


This is from my first attempt using a 22' Big tex 2 axle trailer and a bobcat 864 with just a clam bucket and chains.

Steer axle 2834lbs
Drive axle 3741 lbs

Total Truck weight 6575lbs

First trailer axle 6,878 lbs
Second trailer axle 5,652

Total trailer 12530 lbs

TOTAL GCW 19105lbs
 
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