Originally Posted by THX1138
I need help knowing what size and weight I can tow with my truck...
Talked to Ford and Rv places and these are the different #'s that I was told:
So what is it?????? Please Help
Glad you made it here to the Tow/Haul section! You'll get some expert advice here.
However, every truck is different, and every owner that tows loads different amounts of stuff in their truck and trailer before hooking up.
So.....none of those "numbers" are what YOUR truck will be able to pull.
And....you won't know what kind of tongue weight your truck can handle until you know some weights of YOUR truck, and the weights of what you'll be putting in the cab and bed before hooking up.
What people here are going to need to know before giving any advice is some info about YOUR truck. As xcntrk said, "the load information unique to your rig is contained in two stickers on your door"
They are also going to need to know how much weight of people and stuff you will put in the cab and bed of your truck before hooking up a trailer.
When you know your payload capacity, and subtract what you'll carry in the truck, then you'll know how much payload capacity remains for tongue weight.
Bottom line - those numbers posted by Ford are for a no-options/very lightweight truck. They will not apply to your truck - every truck is unique. To figure out YOUR truck's towing capacity you'll just need to do some simple math.