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Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing Yesterday, 01:13 PM
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Posted By smokeywren
Hi, bossman1, and WELCOME tp F150Forum. ...

Hi, bossman1, and WELCOME tp F150Forum.


Sorry to rain on your parade, but I suspect you want to know the truth.





Right. If your F-150 is a 4x4, your GCWR is 11,200 and your tow rating...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-19-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By smokeywren
Hi, Merica78, and WELCOME to the forum and to our...

Hi, Merica78, and WELCOME to the forum and to our campfire.





Your 5.0L V8 engine will struggle with an 8k TT in mountains and hills. Plus it will probably be overloaded over the payload...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-19-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,843
Posted By smokeywren
I lived in Denver for over 20 years, and crossed...

I lived in Denver for over 20 years, and crossed the Rockies numerous times dragging a 9k RV trailer.


When crossing the Rockies with a heavy trailer, I-70 thru Colorado is the worst possible...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-15-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By smokeywren
The Ford 5.0L V8 is an antiquated design that can...

The Ford 5.0L V8 is an antiquated design that can "handle" a 6k TT in the mountains, but it's not a happy camper when towing at altitude. Much better towing machine is the 3.5L EcoBoost engine.


...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-14-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,843
Posted By smokeywren
Read it again. For 2018 F-150, HDPP...

Read it again.


For 2018 F-150, HDPP includes 3.73 E-Locker. Max tow includes 3.55 e-Locker BUT axle is changed to 3.73 e-locker if max tow is ordered with HDPP. :blink:
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-14-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By smokeywren
Your F-150 has several weight ratings. GVWR,...

Your F-150 has several weight ratings. GVWR, GCWR, front and rear GAWRs, receiver hitch, etc. You should not exceed any of those weight ratings.

The GVWR is gross vehicle weight rating, or the...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-14-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By smokeywren
Your window sticker shows you have the $995...

Your window sticker shows you have the $995 "regular" 53A tow pkg. Not just the 53B receiver hitch and wiring, and not the 53C Max Tow pkg.
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By smokeywren
Not very good. A lot better than no WD hitch at...

Not very good. A lot better than no WD hitch at all, or one that uses sway bars for sway control, but still a cheap hitch. Good WD hitches with good built-in sway control list for around $1,000 and...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-14-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By smokeywren
Assuming a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, towing at more...

Assuming a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, towing at more than 62 MPH, and crossing the Hill Country or climbing mountain passes, then averaging 7 MPG is about right. Towing at 62 MPH across the Plains with...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-13-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By smokeywren
TTs average about 13% tongue weight (TW). Boat...

TTs average about 13% tongue weight (TW). Boat trailers average closer to 8% TW. So a 6,500 pound TT would have TW of around 845 pounds, and hitch weight around 945 pounds with a WD hitch that is...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-12-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By smokeywren
As Pugga noted, any answer you get based in that...

As Pugga noted, any answer you get based in that info will be a rough estimate. I agree with Ricktwuhk's estimate.


If you want a better estimate, then you must load the tow vehicle (TV) with...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-09-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By smokeywren
That pickup is 23 years old. Almost an antique. ...

That pickup is 23 years old. Almost an antique. If you like it, then don't work it hard by trying to tow more than a rowboat.


My docs don't go back earlier than '97. For '97 F-150, the old...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-09-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By smokeywren
I suspect you read that wrong. He said the...

I suspect you read that wrong. He said the payload capacity was 500 pounds less on the Lariat than on a similar XLT. "The payload capacity was about 500 less for the lariat." So yeah, those...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-09-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,030
Posted By smokeywren
Right. My eyesight has deteriorated so much that...

Right. My eyesight has deteriorated so much that I cannot accurately read the footnote numbers on the screen. I thought it said HDPP required, but it actually said max tow required. :unsure:
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 01-08-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,698
Posted By smokeywren
2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Gets Best-in-Class Torque...

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Gets Best-in-Class Torque and Towing...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-08-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By smokeywren
2018 F-150 Heavy duty payload pkg (HDPP) is...

2018 F-150 Heavy duty payload pkg (HDPP) is available with XLT 301A (mid-level) trim and on Lariat with 500A (base) trim. So nothing very fancy. Options on XLT with 301A trim are very limited for...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-07-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,030
Posted By smokeywren
That 13,000 and 13,200 number is the tow rating...

That 13,000 and 13,200 number is the tow rating of the truck, not the max trailer weight the hitch can support. What is the hitch rating? And note footnote #4. those tow ratings of 13k+ require what...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By smokeywren
Dreamer. Go back to school and work on your BBA...

Dreamer. Go back to school and work on your BBA until you better understand cost accounting.


If they are a $300 upgrade at build, they should be not much more than double that amount from the ...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-06-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By smokeywren
Without exceeding any of Ford's weight limits?...

Without exceeding any of Ford's weight limits? Yeah, as others have suggested, jack it up and run an F-250 under it. Or better yet, an F-350 SRW.


A toy hauler RV with dry weight of 7,500 pounds...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-06-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 827
Posted By smokeywren
Tongue weight (TW) and hitch weight are a bit...

Tongue weight (TW) and hitch weight are a bit confusing when a WD hitch is involved.


The TW weight limit sticker on the frame of the receiver is actually for all weight that is riding on the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 01-06-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 27,686
Posted By smokeywren
I don't know. I'm not a chassis engineer, I...

I don't know. I'm not a chassis engineer, I don't work for Ford, and I don't have access to the engineering specs that determine GCWR and GVWR. Tow rating is simply GCWR minus the weight of the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 01-05-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 27,686
Posted By smokeywren
If you installed the max tow receiver, you would...

If you installed the max tow receiver, you would have a receiver rated for the same weight as an F-150 that has the max tow pkg, but you still wouldn't have the other components that are part of the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 01-04-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 27,686
Posted By smokeywren
Leaf springs There's a lot of...

Leaf springs


There's a lot of misinformation about leaf springs in the above posts. You can use more springs to achieve a certain payload, or you can use stronger springs to achieve that same...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-04-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,825
Posted By smokeywren
You're right. I'm not a dealer person, so I rely...

You're right. I'm not a dealer person, so I rely on my local dealer to provide such things. That puppy is 42 pages long, so I hate to ask him to print it out more often than about once a year. My...
Forum: Towing/ Hauling/ Plowing 01-03-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,825
Posted By smokeywren
I suspect a goof in production of that table. ...

I suspect a goof in production of that table.


The 2018 F-150 Order Guide says for Max Trailer Tow Pkg 53C:
"Includes:
☼Auxiliary transmission oil cooler (not included on 99B engine)." 99B is...
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