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08-18-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Gladehound

I'd say for the majority of F150 owners it is...

I'd say for the majority of F150 owners it is true that payload is the limiting factor for towing. But for some it's rGAWR and for those with HDPP and some lightly optioned non-HDPP it's most often...
08-16-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,258
Posted By BlackBoost

It's the frame. GVWR takes into account...

It's the frame. GVWR takes into account everything that supports the weight where GAWR is individual axles. You can put the max weight on either axle, but not both. It's the same as thinking about...
08-04-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,639
Posted By 157XLT

Here's a graph I made a while back showing...

Here's a graph I made a while back showing payload used vs remaining tow capacity for my truck. It has a GCWR of 16100 lbs, a GVWR of 7050 lbs, a maximum payload of 1801 lbs, and is rated for a...
07-29-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Ricktwuhk

If you read some of the many threads in this...

If you read some of the many threads in this section, you'd see the explanations time and time again.

In short, the average trailer puts 13% of the weight on the tongue. So, 100 pounds of trailer...
03-14-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,773
Posted By acdii

With at least 1 million OTR miles under my belt,...

With at least 1 million OTR miles under my belt, a Class A CDL since 1988 and seeing many deaths from people doing stupid things, and doing things with vehicles that were never meant to be doing what...
01-07-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,571
Posted By 8100hd

With the inclusion of SAE j2807 more people are...

With the inclusion of SAE j2807 more people are paying attention to the ratings more now days than before and rightfully so since it’s the drivers responsibility to know the limitations of vehicle...
01-07-2018, 07:53 AM
12-23-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,923
Posted By PeteF1

I just wanted to post a follow up on how my setup...

I just wanted to post a follow up on how my setup went towing my motorcycle and a Can Am Spyder. Both weigh about the same at 850 pounds. I took the advice given here and purchased a tongue weight...
12-21-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,562
Posted By acdii

https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/improperly-equip...

https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/improperly-equipped-pickups-costing-businesses-millions-in-lawsuits/

While this is more business related cases, the fact remains, in a crash that leads to serious...
11-14-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,047
Posted By acdii

OK Expert, show us your Class A CDL if you have...

OK Expert, show us your Class A CDL if you have one. Best guess is you don't.

You pull a 5K trailer with less than 10% tongue weight, you are asking for disaster, but what do I know since I have...
08-17-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,801
Posted By acdii

There are two answers to this question. A tandem...

There are two answers to this question. A tandem with weight fore and aft of the axles, such as a travel trailer, the answer is yes TW is very important, but trailers such as a horse trailer, or a...
05-31-2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,626
Posted By atwowheelguy

This.

This.
02-28-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,984
Posted By etrailerTeam

We have a number of towing mirrors that are...

We have a number of towing mirrors that are confirmed to fit 2015+ Ford F-150s. These mirrors clip on, slide on, or snap on to the Ford Factory mirrors and are great to help you see past your...
02-10-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By EventHorizon

I was in the same boat as you a few years back...

I was in the same boat as you a few years back and this is what I found.


On my truck it came with only a 4 pin connector and no hitch. Obviously no tow package either.

I installed the TBC...
12-27-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,639
Posted By tmcolegr

Transmission Cooling - Component Location

Transmission Cooling - Component Location
10-03-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 22,319
Posted By ctimrun

I am a commercial enforcement officer for the...

I am a commercial enforcement officer for the state of California and have testified on hundreds of cases over my 33 year career. I have also testified as an expert on out of state cases. This above...
07-28-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,925
Posted By Velosprout

To check on factory payload and towing specs,...

To check on factory payload and towing specs, click on http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/specifications/payload/



As per Ford Build site, Max Trailer Tow Package includes:

• 3.55...
01-26-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 56,373
Posted By brulaz

Well I wasn't thinking of a very slow "chugging"...

Well I wasn't thinking of a very slow "chugging" up a steep incline, and for sure the TC has to unlock when the vehicle comes to a stop. And traditionally I guess the lock-up has only been used at...
01-23-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 56,373
Posted By Ricktwuhk

Right in the manual. If you haven't yet bought...

Right in the manual. If you haven't yet bought an F-150, all manuals are online, just Google.

Page 177 of your manual:

Tow/Haul Mode
E161509
To activate tow/haul, press the
button on the...
11-24-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,011
Posted By KR Kodi

Well....most are. That is a Tire and Rim...

Well....most are. That is a Tire and Rim Association standard spec for ST trailer tires.

Butt....take a look at the Goodyear bulletin in the link below. It explains that if you want to run their...
10-22-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,657
Posted By brulaz

2015 Tow Guide

Found this link to the 2015 Ford Tow guide over in the 2015 F150 section of the forum.

http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/towingguides/Ford_Linc_15RVTTgde_Sep30.pdf

As usual...
10-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 53,599
Posted By KR Kodi

Not exactly plug-n-play. You need to wire up the...

Not exactly plug-n-play. You need to wire up the power telescoping feature.

The PowerScope Tow Mirrors DO NOT have puddle lights, however many of us have wired them so the side marker/turn signal...
06-09-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,424
Posted By tcp2

I just finished installing them. It took 45...

I just finished installing them. It took 45 minutes. you need to remove 4 bolts holding the door panel in place but no wiring needs to be unclipped except the mirror connection itself. I have some...
08-22-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By AndrewM

1,550 payload minus 500 leaves 1,050 lbs ...

1,550 payload minus 500 leaves 1,050 lbs

Assume loaded trailer of 7,000 lbs. 15% tongue weight = 1,050 lbs

If you have more than 500 lbs of people and gear, you'll need less tongue weight to...
04-22-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,022
Posted By Terminex

mounting plate

using a WD hitch with a V Nose simply requires a different mounting plate.

I am spoeaking from experience, as I use a WV Hitch with my Vnose trailer when I have a heavier load in it.

What you...
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