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Old 04-20-2017, 10:39 PM   #21
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The reactions/responses confuse me.

I have max tow, which should deliver 12,500 tow except it's lowered if you have the moonroof to 11,xxx. Call it 11k

Max tow for 2017 models comes with 3.55 gears.

According to this:

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...odyssey+weight

The Odyssey weighs about 4500lbs.

According to this:

http://www.bigtextrailerworld.com/pdfs/70CH.pdf

Trailer weight of a trailer capable of carrying your Odyssey is 2,000lbs.

6500lbs total. That doesn't seem like a lot. What am I missing?
your going off the max ford allows.....base xl reg cab ....8ft bed..... now up to a crew cab.. 3.73 gears......12?????....... my 5.0...3.55.... crew is rated 10100lbs with max tow...
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:49 PM   #22
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Class IV hitches used as weight carrying are rated up to 10,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a 1000 lbs maximum trailer tongue weight (TW). Class IV hitches used for weight distributing are rated up to 14,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) with a 1400 lbs. maximum trailer tongue weight (TW).

Incase any doubt about the hitch. My xl came with a class iv so i imagine yours did aswell.
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What does your hitch sticker say?
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:03 AM   #24
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Can you even get max tow without a class IV? And yeah, your 3.31 axle does not tow over 10k, this is due to the payload/tounge weight.

You need to do more research if you're making mistakes on your charts like that. Please don't "just hook it up and go!"

Your truck will very likely be just fine towing the Odyssey. Understand how a trailer works and being able to react to the response you're getting behind the wheel is very important. For instance, getting a triple bounce everytime you hit a tiny bump wouldn't be a big deal to someone that doesn't know the difference, but an experienced person towing knows that the WD hitch is set up incorrectly. Maybe wouldn't even know to use the proper ball setup all together.

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Old 04-21-2017, 06:26 AM   #25
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your going off the max ford allows.....base xl reg cab ....8ft bed..... now up to a crew cab.. 3.73 gears......12?????....... my 5.0...3.55.... crew is rated 10100lbs with max tow...

I don't think I am. Unless I can't read a chart.

This:
http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/2017/models/lariat/

Gives 2 ratings for two different GCWR:

1. 16,100 = 10, 700lbs tow capacity (again 3.5l boost w/ 3.55 gear)
2. 16,900 = 11, 500lbs tow capacity (I believe this to be my case, with max tow and crew cab)

The 5.0 V8 has lower tow capacities.
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That's the problem Ford has created with the Eco boost and f150 in general. They show a 12600 Max tow and then show a fully loaded king ranch crew cab with an Eco boost and 3.31 rear end. Guys you got to read the fine print at the very bottom of the add. Just because you have an eco boost doesn't mean you are rated to pull 12,600. The other thing I find very laughable is this non sense about the 5.0 not being able to pull as much as a Eco boost. Now I'm not knocking on the eco boost. But let's stop and think about this until Ford replaced the 5.4 in the super duty you could get a 5.4 f-350 and still pull a fairly large amount of weight. No you definitely wasn't going to do it as fast or easy as a power stroke. So let's flip forward here a few years and technology has evolved. That 5.0 hands down runs circles around that old 5.4 three valve. Ford enjoys playing the numbers game with the 5.0 vs Eco boost. My second point is that if your truck is set up to pull 12,600 that's great doesn't mean that you as an operator knows what the hell you are doing. The average person now buying a truck has probably very little towing experience. We can't​ all be ice road truckers here, so check your ego outside of the cab, tow within your abilities as a driver, the abilities of your equipment and most of all so everyone gets to go home safe at the end of the day. Remember what Honda power sports says "stupid hurts". Safe travels friends!

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I have the same truck essentially and per the 2016 towing guide ford provides which is pretty similar to the link just above for 2017's, I can tow 10,700 lbs. If you are going to tow 6500-7000 lbs, your truck can do it. I would definitely recommend a weight distribution hitch though.
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I'd find a tow dolly and have at it.
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I towed my sons Malibu (roughly 3,500#) with a uhaul car hauler (2,150#) from Cali to AZ, about 580 miles. No place on trailer for WD hitch to hook up to. I have max tow, 3.5 EB with 3.55 gears.

Towed like a champ. No sway issues but she did squat a little. It was very stable at highway speeds.
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