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Old 04-25-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a travel trailer. Anybody here pulled a camper with there 09?
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I just picked up my new 2009 jayco G2 BHDS with my 2009 f 150 sc 4x4. This trailer is the max for my truck. I got a chance to really try the 150 on all types of road conditions. It was an 8 hour drive from the dealership home with highway and some good size hills. Average about 19-20 liters per 100km. Pretty good with an 8000lbs plus trailer. On the hills I was impressed with the 6 speed transmission as it kept my rpm around 2500. I was really impressed with the j brake style down shift on decending hills which allowed minimum braking and held the rpm around 3000. If you want to tow anything of any size make sure it is rigged correctly and you have all the towing upgrades.
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I was looking at the 31 bhds but was told it was too much trailer for my 2009 Ford f150 with trailer tow package
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We currently have a 18 foot hybrid trailer that up to six weeks ago we will towing with a 2007 Dodge Nitro. We upgraded to our 2009 FX4 six weeks ago. The Ford didn't even know the trailer was back there.

A week after purchasing the truck we upgraded our trailer to a full travel trailer. 27 feet, GVWR is 9,000 lbs. The max for our truck is just around that. The trailer's dry weight is less then 7,000 lbs and since it's just my husband and I there is no way we will fill it with 2,000 of stuff (although it is totally possible).

You can get a 30 plus foot trailer but you will need to get a light weight trailer. KZ makes many off great low weight trailers.

If you have questions, try going to www.rv.net or www.rvitch.com (I am a memeber of both forums) these people know everything there is to know about towing with F-150s. Any question you have they will be able to answer it.
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Marabeth, how does your truck tow that 7000 pounds? Does it struggle or is it easy? The reason I ask is that we found a travel trailer that is 7000 lbs and 28 feet long.
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Well we bought a Spree 318BHS. Loaded it weigs just over 7000#'s. Now that I got my equalizer hitch adjusted it does pretty good. You definantly feel it.
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The trailer we are hoping to purchase is around 7500lbs GVWR. Our 09 Screw is rated to tow 11,300lbs. I am wondering how this will feel... will we even know that the trailer is back there with so much power available to us?
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I can really feel mine. Every bump in the road. It pulls nice but I thought it would have been better. The brake controller works well. The back up camera is a nice option also.
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30+ feet is big for any half-ton truck. Your gonna feel it.

I've towed a car trailer with a combined weight a little over 7,000 pounds. Though I could feel the load during acceleration, it towed better than my 24' 5,000 pound travel trailer. The travel trailer is much more susceptible to crosswinds and the passing big rigs though my 09 Screw tows both loads better than any previous tow vehicle I've owned.
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I have an '09 SCrew with the 5.4 and max tow package, 3:73 rear, and 20" KR wheels. My scaled weight with the trailer is 14,660 pounds. If I put my motorcycle in the back I am over 15,500. I do not have any weights with the bike in but the following weights are with a full tank of gas in the truck and gear in the trailer. I am still playing with my hitch adjustments so don't say the rear axle is gonna explode just yet.
Steer axle 3540, drive axle 4600, and trailer axle 6520. When the bike is in the back it is behind the trailer axles so I know my rear axle weight on the truck is lower than without it or at least I tell myself it is. Next scaling will be with bike in it.

Braking and towing are excellent. You definitely know it is there. It is a high profile toy hauler and I get 7 to 9mpg towing and 17 to 19 not. I also just ran my first tank of E85 through and got an interstate avg of 14.8mpg with out the trailer. Trailer is a 24AS Desert Fox that we absolutely love. Very well built and solid. I will never haul or put in this trailer what it is rated to hold. It is an 07 so it is rated a little heavier than the newer 24AS's and it was one of the last built units at their east coast facility. Northwest makes great stuff if looking for any kind of camper.
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