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Old 09-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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I have an 08 f150 4.6 4x4 and I need to tow a 1300lb trailer (that is including trailer and cargo) plus 200lbs in the bed and 4 passengers. Should I use o/d or no? Thanks! P.s. Think ill even feel the trailer back there? Truck is stock. I do have the tow package and will travel 100 miles roundtrip.

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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That truck wont even know you have a trailer. Throw a 5k trailer back there, then you need to take it out of OD.
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I've pulled a 1500 pound load and truly didn't even feel a difference. So I'd say it doesn't really matter. But like ^ said, anything heavier take it out of OD.

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if it wont hold OD and constantly shifts in and out of OD at cruising speeds lock it out of OD. Its always better safe than sorry so when in doubt lock it out.

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