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Posted: 09/13/17 06:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,
Currently using a popup but looking to upgrade to a 5th wheel toy hauler.
I have a 2005 F-250 5.4 gas 4x4 crew cab 8' bed.
Trying to figure out how much weight I can actually tow with it, not just ratings but actual experience.
Does anyone have any input?


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Posted: 09/13/17 07:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Toy Haulers are among the heaviest of 5ers, so a 5.4 is likely out of its league.


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According to the 2005 Ford towing guide, it depends on your axle ratio
Auto trans, Std & 5th wheel towing: 3.73= 9,000, 4.10=11,000,
Manual Trans, Std & 5th wheel towing: 3.72= 8,000 4.10= 10,000
Lots of fine print to read thru, but those are the basic numbers

http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/ford/general/pdf/towingguides/2005_Towing_Guide.pdf
Yes, toy haulers are heavy for their length, and in my experience they pull heavy due to their typical kick-up at the back.
That 5.4 is going to be really working hard.

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Posted: 09/14/17 06:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks, 9K isn't much of a 5th wheel... Maybe I'll stick with a TT

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