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New TT, need to upgrade my 150 (Max gvwr)

This is a discussion on New TT, need to upgrade my 150 (Max gvwr) within the F150 Ecoboost Towing forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Forum category; Originally Posted by TCP2 We tow the same size trailer (7500GVWR, 29ft tip to tail, Open Range 2504BH). The Non-HDPP XLT from 2015 up have ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCP2 View Post
    We tow the same size trailer (7500GVWR, 29ft tip to tail, Open Range 2504BH). The Non-HDPP XLT from 2015 up have a 2030lb max payload and 7050lb GVWR in the Screw 6.5ft box. My payload is 1804lbs with the options it has and tows it just fine. The 7500lb trucks may be 2014 and earlier steel body units.
    That helps. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakebitten View Post
    Here ya go
    6.5 Bed.

    Towing BEAST!

    Dig those oem mirrors too!
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    So it isn't a stripped down truck at all





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    Does this mean the hdpp is only available with an XL? Can it be had with an xl STX package, which is damn near as good as a 302a?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwemaxxowner View Post
    Does this mean the hdpp is only available with an XL? Can it be had with an xl STX package, which is damn near as good as a 302a?
    XLT with 301a is the top trim.

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    That would suffice.

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    The truck above is an XLT with hand picked items to get as close to a 302A package as possible. It's really close, but you don't get the 10way electric adjustable passenger seat. (very frustrating)

    Was able to get the console, but shifter is on the column. No way to get the "sport" version of the console.

    It's a chore to build because the craziest little choices will require you to drop the max pay package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakebitten View Post
    The truck above is an XLT with hand picked items to get as close to a 302A package as possible. It's really close, but you don't get the 10way electric adjustable passenger seat. (very frustrating)

    Was able to get the console, but shifter is on the column. No way to get the "sport" version of the console.

    It's a chore to build because the craziest little choices will require you to drop the max pay package.
    If you're sufficiently nuts, you can add many of the features yourself. There are already documented column-to-floor shifter conversions. You could install a 10-way seat by buying one or finding one at a junkyard.

    If I were trailering frequently, I'd seriously consider building up an HDPP with the features I wanted... it would be a lot more comfortable ride than a Super Duty.

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    I honestly don't like the electronic adjusting seats. Too slooooooooooow.

    I want my next truck to be a 2.7 with the payload package.

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    Last edited by mwemaxxowner; 04-13-2019 at 09:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kone View Post
    Bear w me here, got myself kinda stuck (paralysis from analysis).

    Have a travel trailer on order...
    Trailer UVW=5250.
    Trailer GVWR/wet=7000 (I'm guessing less with 2 people and limited storage space).
    28' total length (25' of which is the "box").
    Hitch weight dry=600, wet=840 (12% of trailer gvwr)
    Will have top quality weight dist hitch.

    I own a '17 F150 XLT Screw 2.7 EB I will be moving up from.

    I've been focusing on gasser 3/4s F250 and Ram 2500 BUT REALLY want to stay in a 150. I realize that wouldn't leave much/if any room should I want a bigger trailer down the line.

    If I stay with a 150 I'd want to buy the highest GVWR I can without ordering with the HDPP. I'd like XLT, Screw, 6.5 bed, 3.5 EB, Max Tow.

    While most 3.5 Max Tows go 7050 gvwr I have seen some weight stickers @ 7500.

    What non-hdpp configuration truck gets me 7500 (or more than 7050)?

    Thanks.
    Based on the info you have given, it appears that your current truck (assuming you have the tow package) should be more than adequate to tow your travel trailer without the need to upgrade the truck. Is there something I'm missing here? Or do you just wanna buy a new truck, and are looking for a reason to convince the wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomD View Post
    Based on the info you have given, it appears that your current truck (assuming you have the tow package) should be more than adequate to tow your travel trailer without the need to upgrade the truck. Is there something I'm missing here? Or do you just wanna buy a new truck, and are looking for a reason to convince the wife?
    You got me figgered out! Yes, my 2.7 will do the job and I'm in no rush but our plan is to hit the road and see a lot of the US tugging this trailer. The 2.7 isn't best choice for that duty.

    Have killer deals hanging on '18 leftover Ram 2500 w the 6.4 Hemi and the other with the Cummins. Both trucks way more than I need but for the money I might have to bite.

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    I tow a 7000lb GVWR trailer (6500 measured) with a max tow F-150 SCREW, 3.5 EB, Platinum trim. My tow rating is 12,700. Awesome. My payload is 1645. Whimpy. By the time I add trailer and the wife, we have about 150 of payload headroom. Long as I don't take the easy-up we're fine...

    Tows great with an Equal-i-zer hitch, but there is some squat. No problems going over passes - like 60 MPH up a 6% grade, no temp increases. Pretty sure my headlights would be in on-coming eyes.

    I'm considering adding wedges to the overload leafs so that they engage earlier. Thoughts?

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