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Old April 30th, 2013, 06:26 PM
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i am cheep and love my truck but want a travel trailer. i live in a flat desert but want a 5th wheel that has enough clearance to pop a berm. a bumper pull that is 30ft is normally dragging its ass so i wanted to know if any one new how much weight would not be conpleatly idiotic to put behind my 94 f150 with E rated tires a 351w E40D tranny and a bogwarner transfer case with an 8.8 rear end and 1 ton springs. same truck from picture ext. cab and weighs little under 8,000 IBS. thanks. i would be prepared to up grade my breaks the bumper says 7,000 but a 5th wheels distribution i would guess 15,000
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remember, you may have 1 ton springs, but you still have 1/2 ton frame and suspension.the most i have towed bumper pull with my f150 was around 12,000 lbs with brakes on all 3 axles, the trailer was set up perfect for the boat and it was not a fun tow. also your transmission will suffer greatly. the most i would tow on the interstate with the f150 was around 5,500 lbs...

just because the hitch is rated to pull a certain amount, dont mean the truck is rated for that...

with my f250, i regularly tow boats from 5,000 to 10,000 lbs, with the occasional 12 to 15K lb boat. and once you get to that weight, its a whole different world

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What Aswaff said. Just because your truck can lug it around and the hitch says you can, you probably shouldn't. The half ton frame is thinner than a one ton, your trans will go out before you know it and you will hit LEGAL limits pretty quick with a half ton title.
Weight distribution on a good trailer will be key as well as a GOOD trailer brake controller.


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another thing to consider is if you get in an accident towing a trailer way over your GCWR, you will automatically be at fault and could face hefty fines...

heres a chart i found that is an estimated tow rating.
http://www.thedieselstop.com/faq/949.../95ttg/16.php3

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is there a diffrence in the e40d behind a 351 and one behind a 460
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I sometimes tow 6800# and thats about the max for a V8 F150 I have a receiver hitch


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I don't care how beefed your truck is, I would not tow any heavier than a 7000# bumper pull (with a WD hitch, NOT on the bumper) and I would not under ANY circumstances try to tow a 5th wheel with it (except maybe a gooseneck farm trailer).

15000 pounds? That's even pushing the capabilities of a F-350 dualie! Are you nuts? Pin weights on 5th wheels are generally about 20% of the gross trailer weight, and that would be putting a TON AND A HALF in the bed of a HALF TON truck, especially one that's 20 years old.

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is there a diffrence in the e40d behind a 351 and one behind a 460
Internals are stronger and the bolt pattern is different.


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iv'e moved mobile homes with my truck, and my ?'s go more towards crawling up the only hill for more than 100 miles and stopping at a 35 mph 4 way.
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The frames are the same F150-350 during these years, so there is no difference there. Brakes are a huge difference, rear axle is a huge difference, and the overall power train is stronger on a 1 ton. Now if you swapped in a Sterling 10.25, upgraded to 1 ton brakes, and installed a bigger cooler\remote filter\shift kit(or punisher valve body) in the E4OD, you'd be better, but I still wouldn't do it.


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