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06-15-2019, 06:21 PM
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Posted By marshallr

It's your money, but I'd leave it as is. I've...

It's your money, but I'd leave it as is. I've owned a lot of trucks over the years with rubber floors and never seen one damaged. It is just one more thing to cause problems. My brother has a...
05-31-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By marshallr

Just a couple of months after I graduated from HS...

Just a couple of months after I graduated from HS back in 1976 I bought this 1968 IH Scout. I paid one months pay in cash for it and about another weeks pay for the wheels/tires. This is what I...
05-31-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,201
Posted By marshallr

The truck will pull 12,900 lbs, but your...

The truck will pull 12,900 lbs, but your suspension isn't designed to hold more than 7050 lbs. It is the suspension that will limit how much you can tow. The max combined weight of the truck and...
05-30-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,551
Posted By marshallr

As long as you get 3.55 or lower gears the 5.0...

As long as you get 3.55 or lower gears the 5.0 won't have any problems with that load. The 5.0 with 3.31 or higher gears struggles. Nor will the 2.7 EB. The 3.5 EB will certainly pull it with ease,...
05-28-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,828
Posted By marshallr

Me too. I've had similar things happen in the...

Me too. I've had similar things happen in the past. I don't do any real hardcore off road driving, but spend a lot of time on roads like that. Occasionally some muddy rutted farm roads. It is...
05-27-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,209
Posted By marshallr

They do think it bad to tow in high gears. Older...

They do think it bad to tow in high gears. Older Ford trucks, and most other manufacturers do lock out OD when in the tow mode. Newer trucks will rarely let the truck shift into the highest gear...
05-26-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,209
Posted By marshallr

Sounds normal. 5th and 6th are both OD. ...

Sounds normal. 5th and 6th are both OD. Nothing at all unusual about not running in OD when towing.
05-22-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By marshallr

Years are harder on trucks than miles, and...

Years are harder on trucks than miles, and technology has come a long way. I'd rather actually drive a 2009 with 200,000 miles on it than a 1972 with 90,000 miles on it. Unless of course if the 72...
05-22-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,791
Posted By marshallr

Here is the problem. The Gross Combined Weight...

Here is the problem. The Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) is the same regardless of trim package, cab style, or whether or not it is 4X4 or 4X2. The heavier the truck, the lower the payload. A...
05-22-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By marshallr

This was the problem. There is no need to run 50...

This was the problem. There is no need to run 50 PSI in a 1/2 ton truck. Those numbers are what you'd use in a 2000 lb heavier 3/4 ton truck when unloaded. Go up to the max of 80 PSI when loaded...
05-21-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,279
Posted By marshallr

If I weren't planning on towing over 5000 lbs I'd...

If I weren't planning on towing over 5000 lbs I'd save the money and get the 2.7. And it will pull more than that. I'd just err on the side of more power if I were pulling over 5K.
05-10-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By marshallr

You're talking about payload. F150's with a...

You're talking about payload.

F150's with a 2000 lb payload aren't common. You're in F250 territory. None of this has anything to do with the engine, it is about the trucks suspension being...
05-05-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,513
Posted By marshallr

That means your truck + anything you put in it...

That means your truck + anything you put in it including tongue weight from a trailer should not exceed 6750 lbs. GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. If you subtract your 1107 from 6750 that means...
04-26-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,292
Posted By marshallr

Any time the trailer weighs more than the tow...

Any time the trailer weighs more than the tow vehicle things get more complex. It is certainly possible, but if you read the specs it is theoretically possible to tow a trailer that is more than...
04-25-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By marshallr

P rated tires in the same size will carry exactly...

P rated tires in the same size will carry exactly the same weight as LT D rated tires. Which will be more than the GVWR of your truck. 2833 lbs/tire = 11332 lbs. Your trucks GVWR is less than 8000...
04-25-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By marshallr

In the real world, about 7000-8000 lbs. Forget...

In the real world, about 7000-8000 lbs. Forget about the tow rating, it will be somewhere around 10,000-12,000 lbs. The truck will PULL that much weight, but the suspension most likely won't handle...
04-21-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By marshallr

You have 1601 lbs of payload. A 7100 lb trailer...

You have 1601 lbs of payload. A 7100 lb trailer will have 923 lbs of tongue weight. (7100 X .13=923) Add another 100 lbs for a WDH and that puts you at 1023 lbs on the tongue. That leaves you 578 lbs...
04-19-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,257
Posted By marshallr

1st sentence at the top of the page "MAXIMUM...

1st sentence at the top of the page "MAXIMUM Payload Weight Ratings". The 2050 number is the maximum possible. Chances are it will be less, maybe quite a bit less.
04-18-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,866
Posted By marshallr

All good advice. But about 20 years ago I...

All good advice. But about 20 years ago I started carrying a small compressor, plugs and tire repair tools in all of my vehicles. It's a lot easier, faster, and safer to plug the tire and air it...
04-17-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,419
Posted By marshallr

Nothing wrong with using credit wisely. The...

Nothing wrong with using credit wisely. The biggest mistake is being upside down on the value. Never allow your self to get in that spot, and it sounds like you're close.



No! Not always. ...
04-15-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,450
Posted By marshallr

You need more truck, or less travel trailer.

You need more truck, or less travel trailer.
04-15-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,375
Posted By marshallr

Tongue weight should be between 10% and 15%. ...

Tongue weight should be between 10% and 15%. Most boats will be about 10%, anything else should be 13-15%. Unless you get the heavy duty payload package somewhere around 5000-6000 lbs is the...
04-15-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,257
Posted By marshallr

There is roughly one post/week here about someone...

There is roughly one post/week here about someone who thought their truck would pull a lot more weight than it will. You are not alone.
04-09-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By marshallr

I'm not sure which years are the same, but the...

I'm not sure which years are the same, but the frequency is probably not the same. You could take the sensors out of the old rims, but it would have been a lot cheaper to do that before.

I think...
04-08-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By marshallr

Maybe you'll live, maybe not. You can buy...

Maybe you'll live, maybe not.

You can buy new TPMS sensors on line for as little as $15 each. A tire store will replace them for about $10 each, or do it free the next time you buy tires. That...
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