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Old 01-11-2019, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by All Hat No Cattle View Post
Try this. Google is your friend. He knows everything, LOL.


https://www.fleet.ford.com/towing-guides/
that helps. personaly, i don't care about the towing capacity of my truck. if it CAN pull something and stop it, i will do it no matter how much it weighs. the heaviest thing i have hauled with my 04 4.6 is 12,500 pounds worth of hay rolls on a wagon. my truck is rated to pull about 7,000 ibs. do i care that i'm 5500 lbs over it's capacity? not at all. don't be afraid to push a truck past it's max, especially an f150
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that helps. personaly, i don't care about the towing capacity of my truck. if it CAN pull something and stop it, i will do it no matter how much it weighs. the heaviest thing i have hauled with my 04 4.6 is 12,500 pounds worth of hay rolls on a wagon. my truck is rated to pull about 7,000 ibs. do i care that i'm 5500 lbs over it's capacity? not at all. don't be afraid to push a truck past it's max, especially an f150
Thats awesome. I like your style Darrin. buy it to use it. let me know where you trade your trucks because I'm not going to buy one but i do like your style.
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Originally Posted by DarrinT04 View Post
that helps. personaly, i don't care about the towing capacity of my truck. if it CAN pull something and stop it, i will do it no matter how much it weighs. the heaviest thing i have hauled with my 04 4.6 is 12,500 pounds worth of hay rolls on a wagon. my truck is rated to pull about 7,000 ibs. do i care that i'm 5500 lbs over it's capacity? not at all. don't be afraid to push a truck past it's max, especially an f150
Pulling a hay wagon on the farm isn't an issue unless you damage your truck, or run someone over.

Towing a trailer that's beyond your capacity on a public road puts you, your family, and others in danger. It also puts everything you own at risk, because a good lawyer is going to take you for everything you have.
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Originally Posted by DarrinT04 View Post
that helps. personaly, i don't care about the towing capacity of my truck. if it CAN pull something and stop it, i will do it no matter how much it weighs. the heaviest thing i have hauled with my 04 4.6 is 12,500 pounds worth of hay rolls on a wagon. my truck is rated to pull about 7,000 ibs. do i care that i'm 5500 lbs over it's capacity? not at all. don't be afraid to push a truck past it's max, especially an f150
and the very moment you do so on the road, you're giving a big middle finger to the safety of everyone else on the road. You don't own the goddamn road, you share it with everyone else. Weight ratings aren't a 'suggestion' by Ford to restrict you from doing things. They are specifically engineered and designated limits based on the construction, design, and materials in the truck. You want to mess around on your farm doing that? be my guest. Do so on the road and WILLINGLY endanger others (because that's what you're doing with a comment like this).you better have damn good insurance for when something happens, someone gets hurt, and you get sued.
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let me know where you trade your trucks because I'm not going to buy one but i do like your style.
i bought mine from a friend that owned his own construction business. he used it to haul his equipment, materials, etc. it has been a workhorse since he got it. he bought it when it had almost 900 miles on it. the owner before him traded it for another f150 with a 5.4. all the towing it has done has taken a toll on the power of the motor, doesn't get up and go as good as it once did. the newer f150's have a whole lot more power than mine so they should handle that weight much better than mine and probably a little more
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and the very moment you do so on the road, you're giving a big middle finger to the safety of everyone else on the road. You don't own the goddamn road, you share it with everyone else. Weight ratings aren't a 'suggestion' by Ford to restrict you from doing things. They are specifically engineered and designated limits based on the construction, design, and materials in the truck. You want to mess around on your farm doing that? be my guest. Do so on the road and WILLINGLY endanger others (because that's what you're doing with a comment like this).you better have damn good insurance for when something happens, someone gets hurt, and you get sued.
my truck stops it just fine. when i come to steep hills i downshift to second to help it slow down and stop. on flat ground i don't have to hit the brakes hard at all because that weight pulls it back
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you could be right bassjam, maybe had the intention of pulling camper. One thing for sure, the truck was traded back in to dealer just before the expiration of the 36 month bumper to bumper warranty and certainly under the 36k mile mark. At this point im set to go on it Saturday. Truck is 150 miles away and the dealer is meeting me halfway with paper work and truck. long story but the dealer owes me a favor and was willing to do this when i asked. I plan to get it...along with an extended bumper-to-bumper warranty just in case, im not a gambler.
take note of any old documentation from the original owner. I did that and ended up calling the original owner of my truck. We had a great conversation.

his name address and phone number were listed on the title. Or just name and address. Pennsylvania.
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take note of any old documentation from the original owner. I did that and ended up calling the original owner of my truck. We had a great conversation.

his name address and phone number were listed on the title. Or just name and address. Pennsylvania.
Thats a good idea. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by bassJAM View Post
I'm willing to bet the previous owner tried pulling their camper a couple times because their dealer said "it'll tow it fine". They probably quickly found out a 3/4 ton would serve them better so they traded it in for something larger. If it were me I'd probably pass, but who knows, they may have only towed with it for a couple hundred miles and the rest of the time it was a grocery-getter.
my neighbor did exactly that. Traded for a dualee. Their trailer is HUGE.
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Originally Posted by DarrinT04 View Post
that helps. personaly, i don't care about the towing capacity of my truck. if it CAN pull something and stop it, i will do it no matter how much it weighs. the heaviest thing i have hauled with my 04 4.6 is 12,500 pounds worth of hay rolls on a wagon. my truck is rated to pull about 7,000 ibs. do i care that i'm 5500 lbs over it's capacity? not at all. don't be afraid to push a truck past it's max, especially an f150
Well, I know one damn thing, I'm staying out of Mason county. LOL

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