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Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing Yesterday, 11:13 AM
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Posted By smokeywren
Find an online source for a new hitch and use the...

Find an online source for a new hitch and use the shipping weight of the hitch. The weight of the WDH includes the weight of the adjustable shank, ball mount and spring bars not just the spring bars...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-20-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By smokeywren
Depends on who is using which term. In...

Depends on who is using which term.


In trailer specs, tongue weight (TW) usually does not include a weight-distributing (WD) hitch, or any additional weight added to the tongue. When you add the...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-20-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By smokeywren
With 2WD, be certain your F-150 has the optional...

With 2WD, be certain your F-150 has the optional electronic locking rear axle. Then you need not worry much about wet or mud or even a few inches of snow.


I've never owned a 4X4, and I lived...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-20-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By smokeywren
Super engine cooling radiator means you shouldn't...

Super engine cooling radiator means you shouldn't have any problem with engine cooling. But it doesn't tell you about the tranny cooling system. The OTW tranny cooler in the radiator was standard,...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-20-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By smokeywren
Brush up on your Junior-high math. Wheel...

Brush up on your Junior-high math.


Wheel size doesn't matter. Tire diameter matters.


Actually, tire diameter is not precise enough. Instead you need tire revolutions per mile.


The more...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-19-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By smokeywren
Look again. With the trailer tow pkg, both hot...

Look again. With the trailer tow pkg, both hot ATF and return lines come out of the tranny and connect to the back of the radiator. Actually, the hot line goes to the radiator, and the return line...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-17-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By smokeywren
2017 Max tow requires the 3.5L EcoBoost engine....

2017 Max tow requires the 3.5L EcoBoost engine. HDPP requires either 3.5L EcoBoost or 5.0L V8 engine. Neither is available with the little 2.7L EcoBoost engine.


So if you plan to tow a TT with...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-17-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By smokeywren
Here is the minimum F-150 configuration I would...

Here is the minimum F-150 configuration I would buy to drag that trailer that will probably gross about 7,000 pounds:

2017 Ford F-150 XL SuperCab,
6-1/2' Box,
3.5L V6 EcoBoost® with Auto...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-17-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By smokeywren
Hi, Dogg, and WELCOME! to our campfire. ...

Hi, Dogg, and WELCOME! to our campfire.





What king of "weighing" is that? Dry weight or GVWR or something else.
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-17-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By smokeywren
Depends on the trans temp. You do have a digital...

Depends on the trans temp. You do have a digital tranny temp gauge with the sender in the sump, right? Or the sender somewhere in the tranny that will give you sump temp.


In that case, 225° sump...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,158
Posted By smokeywren
Hi, Ron, and WELCOME to our campfire. ...

Hi, Ron, and WELCOME to our campfire.


Don't rely on the RV techs to choose the correct hitch or to set it up properly. Follow the instructions that came with the hitch and DIY to be sure it's...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-16-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By smokeywren
Integrated trailer brake controller for 2010...

Integrated trailer brake controller for 2010 F-150...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-16-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By smokeywren
Maybe. Maybe not. My F-150 dragging my TT...

Maybe. Maybe not.


My F-150 dragging my TT gets about 10 MPG with premium gas on the plains, and it gets about 18 MPG with regular gas when not towing. It's 1,200 miles from here to Darling...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-16-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By smokeywren
Remember the purpose of the break-in miles. It's...

Remember the purpose of the break-in miles. It's to allow the gears in the differential to mesh and wear into each other, and for the pistons to wear into the cylinders.


So to tow before the...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-15-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By smokeywren
Hi, Jcad33, and WELCOME! tp our campfire. ...

Hi, Jcad33, and WELCOME! tp our campfire.





Hitch weight is a joke. Ignore it. Instead, use 20% of your probable wet and loaded gross trailer weight, plus 150 pounds for the weight of a...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-12-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By smokeywren
Me too, but there are a couple of gotchas. ...

Me too, but there are a couple of gotchas.


The ST205/75R15C came on wheels that are 5.5" wide. But the ST225/75R15D requires wheels at least 6" wide. So you cannot simply mount new tires on the...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-11-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By smokeywren
And that guy is a writer for a national magazine?...

And that guy is a writer for a national magazine? Somebody should be fired.


If the truck was 640 pounds over its GVWR, then the payload capacity of the truck was overloaded by 640 pounds. And...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-11-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By smokeywren
Here's the link to the black XLT. ...

Here's the link to the black XLT.
http://houstonfordpineriver.com/The-Brainerd-Lakes-Area/For-Sale/New/Ford/F-150/2017-XLT-Black-Truck/52326589/
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-11-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By smokeywren
I think you're overloaded. But you knew that. ;)

I think you're overloaded. But you knew that. ;)
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-11-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By smokeywren
Yeah, that just shows that those E-rated tires...

Yeah, that just shows that those E-rated tires are overkill for that pickup. Those tires when pumped up to 80 PSI could handle up to 6,800 pounds on the rear axle, but the rest of the pickup would be...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-10-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By smokeywren
The correct answer depends on the weight on the...

The correct answer depends on the weight on the tires. So you must weigh the rig at least twice, once with the wet and loaded trailer tied on to the wet and loaded truck, and once without a trailer....
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-10-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By smokeywren
You're talking about the fifth wheel/gooseneck...

You're talking about the fifth wheel/gooseneck prep kit, which is available on SuperDuty pickups, but not on F-150.



You can achieve that with aftermarket kits, but not with anything available...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-04-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By smokeywren
Hi, stkoby...

Hi, stkoby (https://www.f150forum.com/members/stkoby-265437/), and WELCOME! to our campfire.

The Ford OEM shocks are a lot better than many naysayers claim. But they do wear out after 20,000 to...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-04-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By smokeywren
Spend the money for a good WD hitch. Blue Ox,...

Spend the money for a good WD hitch. Blue Ox, Equal-I-Zer, Reese Straight-Line or Husky Centerline HD.


You need the WD hitch to distribute some of the hitch weight off the rear axle and onto the...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 07-04-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,584
Posted By smokeywren
Those are both "dry" weights. But you won't be...

Those are both "dry" weights. But you won't be towing a dry trailer.


With a dry weight of 7419 pounds, your wet and loaded trailer with the average weight of camping stuff, linens and other...
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