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Good day everyone.

I'm new to this forum and fairly new to trucks.
I've recently purchased a 2018, 3.5L Ecoboost, 3.55 axle with 18 inch wheels.

It's not clear to me if I have a transmission cooler installed or not. Apparently, the Max Tow version has this installed. So, I'm not even sure if I have the Max Tow version, or just the standard version. I thought the Max Tow required 20 inch wheels? There is nothing in my documentation telling me which type of Tow package is installed.

I've attached pics of where I think any such a transmission cooler would be installed.

Does anyone see a transmission cooler here, or, am I simply looking at the stock intercooler?

The reason why I'm asking this is because I'm considering purchasing a travel trailer that has a 7600 GVWR (Outback 299 URL), which is probably a little on the high side for this truck (but still below the capacity), but purchasing a F250 is not possible. So, considering possible affordable upgrades on the 150 to compensate.

Thanks very much.
Sincerely,
R.
 

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Also note that while considering a potential RV to purchase, tow capacity is NOT going to be the limit your truck will hit first. That drivetrain (3.5 Ecoboost) has plenty of insane towing power.

But it IS a ½ton chassis so it will run out of Cargo Capacity first. Can you look on the driver's door jamb for what we call the "yellow sticker"?

On there is your Cargo Capacity specifically for your truck. It was weighed based on the options it came with and the unused portion of the GrossVehicleWeight that, after assembly, will be your Cargo Capacity.



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Also note that while considering a potential RV to purchase, tow capacity is NOT going to be the limit your truck will hit first. That drivetrain (3.5 Ecoboost) has plenty of insane towing power.

But it IS a ½ton chassis so it will run out of Cargo Capacity first. Can you look on the driver's door jamb for what we call the "yellow sticker"?

On there is your Cargo Capacity specifically for your truck. It was weighed based on the options it came with and the unused portion of the GrossVehicleWeight that, after assembly, will be your Cargo Capacity.



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Also note that while considering a potential RV to purchase, tow capacity is NOT going to be the limit your truck will hit first. That drivetrain (3.5 Ecoboost) has plenty of insane towing power.

But it IS a ½ton chassis so it will run out of Cargo Capacity first. Can you look on the driver's door jamb for what we call the "yellow sticker"?

On there is your Cargo Capacity specifically for your truck. It was weighed based on the options it came with and the unused portion of the GrossVehicleWeight that, after assembly, will be your Cargo Capacity.



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Thanks very much.

The payload is 1799. The toungue of this trailer is listed at 700. Then, if I add another 200 for Hensley Hitch, then another 500 for adults + odds and end, that brings me to 1400, or, 78% of capacity. Is this the correct way to calculate this?

Sincerely,
R.
 

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Agree completely. Some of our trucks are a little soft on the back end. The cart needs helper springs, air bags, ect.. to maximize the tow-ability of the engine.
For S&Gs I priced out a similar 2020 version of my truck, then an f250 gasser, they were within $1500. What has you from looking at the SD?
I would definetely upgrade the back with air bags, etc.. The 150 is purchased, so, I'm trying to work around that and get as much RV as 'safely' possible.
 
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