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Old 04-20-2017, 05:27 PM   #1
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Anyone have any thoughts on whether I can tow my 2015 Honda Odyssey with my 2016 F150 3.5L ecoboost with trailer tow package, 3.31 rr axle? Uhaul says an F250 is a good combination, but not the F150, but my F150 is rated up to 12,200 lbs and I want to two the van empty. Looking for advice on whether or not this combination is realistic. Thank you.
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I towed a older blazer with mine it was on a dolly im sure thats heavier than the mini van you could probably tow two odysseys on a flat trailer if you wanted
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Not sure why you couldn't... trucks are meant to tow.
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Anyone have any thoughts on whether I can tow my 2015 Honda Odyssey with my 2016 F150 3.5L ecoboost with trailer tow package, 3.31 rr axle? Uhaul says an F250 is a good combination, but not the F150, but my F150 is rated up to 12,200 lbs and I want to two the van empty. Looking for advice on whether or not this combination is realistic. Thank you.
Check your tow rating numbers again. I think that 12,200 is the maximum for the F-150. But that requires the 3.5EB and the 3.73 axle ratio if I'm not mistaken. Towing safely is more than having enough HP. The truck has to be able to pull and control the load. If something goes wrong at highway speeds I don't think an F-150 is heavy enough to control the trailer. If I was routinely towing more than 7-8 thousand pounds I would move up to an F-250.
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I used to tow my 2006 Mazda Miata and open trailer (total weight about 5000 lbs) with my old 2005 F150 with the 5.4 V8. It towed it just fine. With the additional power and capacity of your Ecoboost, it will tow your mini van for sure. Especially since U-Hauls open car trailers are all made of light weight aluminum. I'm guessing you're weight will be less than 6500 lbs.

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Close to a 5,000 pound minivan. Add the trailer and you exceed the 5,000 pound hitch capacity without a weight distribution hitch. UHAUL won't let you tow that as you noted.
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Well I stand corrected. Thanks Rick
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I would not think twice about it. But thats me hell i would hook my 2.7 to it and go.
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You have to specify in U-Haul's contract what you are doing, because their configuration shows what is safe. My 1998 Explorer was banned due to the Firestone debacle. Not flexible at all.
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tell them your hauling an unplated civic
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