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Old 01-02-2012, 12:02 AM
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The tow rating isn't based on engine and gearing alone. I have been researching this for a few days now because we are in the market for a travel trailer. I have found that a lot of the trucks with the higher tow ratings that are equipped with the 3.73 axle are also equipped with a larger radiator and aux trans cooler. I have been looking at the 2011 clearance F150's and most of the 5.0 models have 3.55 gears and no aux trans cooler. I have seen more transmissions fried than engines from towing heavy loads. Just my two cents.
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