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Old 07-25-2014, 10:34 PM   #11
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I posted this on RV.net but figured I would post it here as well...

Ok, my current truck is a 2013 F-150 4x4 Crew Cab Max Tow. GVWR on the truck says 7650 lbs overall. Best I could deduce from the lovely Ford Towing Guide is that overall towing capacity would be 11,200 lbs and a max tongue weight of 1,130 lbs. The truck has airbags added and E rated tires as I needed the extra payload for work.

Just impulsed bought (yeah, trust me, I know) a 2010 Hideout 30BHDS since our 1992 Jayco Eagle 265FS was starting to go quickly and we needed more room. Stats on the Hideout put it at 7,206 lbs Dry, Hitch Weight of 845 lbs and GVWR at 9,645 lbs. I assume (maybe) loaded that this means the Hitch Weight will get around the 1,100 lbs range when fully loaded. I purchased a Blue Ox SWAYPRO (BXW1500) WD Hitch to replace my old old old Reese V5.

Upgrading the F-150 is not an option, but will get replaced in 2 years or 80k for miles. Typically when I tow it is just me and firewood in the truck (wife/kids/dog drive separate a lot of times). I almost never carry water when I tow as almost every place allows you to fill up when you arrive.

Am I nuts thinking my truck will be okay with this trailer in the interim? Any thoughts are appreciated (even the ones that say I'm crazy).


Your not nuts as long as you have the 36 gallon fuel tank and dont care about fuel prices! I tow a 7200 lbs boat and get about 6 mpg. Yes I know you have to pay to play... I was just hoping for a little better.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:57 AM   #12
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Your not nuts as long as you have the 36 gallon fuel tank and dont care about fuel prices! I tow a 7200 lbs boat and get about 6 mpg. Yes I know you have to pay to play... I was just hoping for a little better.
I'm getting 10mpg towing a 7500# TT. Maybe something's wrong with your truck? Or you were fighting headwinds at 75mph?

To the O.P. I'm in similar weight territory. You'll be right at the hitch receiver rating, payload rating and/or rear GAWR. A trip to the CAT scale, fully loaded, will help you decide how best to adjust your WDH, whether to put more or less weight on the front axle. And, of course, you'll want a good WDH with good sway control.
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