How big of a travel trailer can you tow?

How big of a travel trailer can you tow?

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    How big of a travel trailer can you tow?

    I think I've all but decided on buying a '16 F-150 XLT, SCrew, 3.5L EB, Max Tow, etc., etc. One of the things I'd love to do in the near future is buy a travel trailer. How big can I go as far as dry weight, and what's a general number for gear added on top? I'd like to get as big a one as I can, relatively speaking because I'm a big guy and 'Merica.

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    My wife and I pull a 31' overall Bullet 269RLS ultra-lite with a GVW of 7,500 lbs (around 6,600 lbs or so loaded for a trip) with a 2013 F150 Platinum Screw 3.5 EB 4x4 with 3.73 rear end and Max Tow using a Blue Ox Sway Pro hitch. Our F150 handles the trailer very well, with plenty of power and no sway issues in a variety of road, mountain and weather conditions. Having said that and knowing on paper, at least, according to the Ford towing guide we can tow up to 11,200 lbs, I would still prefer to have a F250 and I would not consider getting any bigger trailer, personally, unless I get at least a F250. From following several forums I know a lot of F150 owners pull bigger trailers and haven't had any problems (so far), but I believe its pushing what the F150 is designed to do and most likely putting a lot of strain and wear on their trucks, not to mention possible safety issues. It's not a matter of having enough power, because the 3.5 EB is a beast, but to me more a matter of handling a bigger trailer without safety issues.


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    My trailer is 29' tongue to bumper and usually less than 6,500lbs loaded for camping. This truck is awesome and we have pulled some of the biggest passes around. That being said if you want to be legal you should stay lighter. If you get a truck with any options and travel with your family you will be over payload. These trucks really do a great job without question, but the reality is most trailers over 25' are probably putting the truck overweight. Just my opinion.
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    ive got a 24' carhauler weighing 10k loaded

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    33', 7k dry weight, 8k loaded-no worries.

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    pretty much same as above, 33' (35' including tongue), 7k # dry, 8.5k # loaded so far, no issues with towing capacity. still rocking oem brakes/rotors and stock tune. the only pic I have of the set up is pre adjustment of wdh. the difference with proper set up is the rear well fender is only .5 lower then front when hooked up. ps, do not let camping world set your wdh up! this is a pic of their work, I would have traded it in for a 350 if it actually drove like this after making final adjustments.
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    2016 3.5 EB SCREW | INGOT SILVER | XLT 302A | CHR APPEAR PKG | MAX TOW PKG | 3.55 E-LOCK | 4x4 | WEATHER TECH DIGI FIT | LINEX PREMIUM | UWS LOW PRO | HUSKY WELL LINER | FUEL HOSTAGE III 18X9 | BFG KO2 305 65 18 | BILSTEIN 5100 x4 @ 1.75" | POWERSTOP Z36 KIT X4 | AIRLIFT RIDE CONTROL | UPR DVCC/CSCC | AEM DROP IN

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    Max tow and heavy payload will get you a trailer around 12000 pounds. Personally I would go with a 5th wheel set up better for handling. My father in law yanks his 10000 pound dry weight trailer to Florida every spring and back to Ontario for the summer with his 14 eco max tow. Trailer is 35 feet I think.

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    This is our rig now. Going to a 5th wheel for 2 A/Cs. Pulled it over 6000 miles May/June.

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    You guys are towing a heck of a lot more than me, so there you go... You can tow whatever size and weight trailer that feels comfortable to you.. How the weights work out is only numbers and whatever feels comfortable to you...

    I've towed overloaded that was just fine.. I've towed under weight that was the worst tow ever.. A lot has to do with the design of the trailer and how it's loaded.

    In general, the farther back the trailer axles are from the hitch, the better it's gonna tow. But, that will also increase the tongue weight, so that's the rub there...

    Good luck!

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    What are the ramifications for going over the GVWR? I tip the scales at just shy of 400# so that eats up a lot. What's the average weight of the truck? My current truck with everyone in is about 6570# leaving 300# for tongue weight figuring in 80# for a WD hitch and a GVWR of 6950. The F-150 I'm looking at has a GVWR of 7050 if I'm not mistaken, only 100# more but the truck is rated to pull over 11,000#. The GVWR is a severe limiting factor in my case isn't it?

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