Buying a new truck, need advice on tow package
I currently own a 2005 F150 woth the 5.4L and a 3.73 rear axle. Honestly, it's never towed a s well I hoped when I bought it used a few years ago.
I'm going to trade it in but I want to be sure I'm OK with the tow package I'm going to buy. I've done some research on this Forum, on the Ford website, and i spoke over the Ford site yesterday about all this.
I have a 6400 lb. travel trailer to pull. It has a hitch weight of 675 lbs. and it's 28 feet long.
I'm looking to buy a SuperCrew with the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. Most of the trucks I've looked at have the 3.55trear axle, which according to Ford's own chart means that the truck has a GCWR of 15,500 lbs. and will tow 9,600 lbs.
Add the Max Tow package and 3.73 rear axle and those numbers go up to 17,100 and 11,200.
Nearly every truck I've looked at has had the 3.55 axle and 7200 lb. GVWR (and I'm assuming theGCWR of 15,500).
So am I OK with hauling my trailer with the regular tow package and the 3.55 axle or do I need to move up? The answer seems obvious but the whole towing numbers game has always been a little mysterious to me.
Thanks for any help guys!