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New truck.. New towing experience

Post  chuck on Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:10 pm

I posted this on a couple of FORD forums..  thought you guys might have a thought or two as well:

I bought a new 2013 FORD F150 STX super cab, 2wd, (5.0L, V8 with 3.31 electronic locking RR axle) a few weeks ago. I love the truck and always wanted a FORD full size.. always.  I traded in a 2006 Nissan Frontier.

My Nissan actually did a pretty good job pulling my 23 foot WILDWOOD camper. Camper weighs about 3800 pounds empty.. probably about 4500 loaded (no water).. but I was looking for the added comfort of pulling with the bigger FORD.  The Nissan was rated to pull 6100 pounds.. the FORD: 8100,  The Nissan was 265hp.. FORD: 360hp..  plus going from V6 to V8.  

However.. after doing a little (after purchase) looking..  I kinda wish I had bought a truck with the 3.55 or 3.73 axle.  I don't really understand what the difference is..  but i see that the towing capacity is about 1000 pounds more than the 3.31.

Anyway..  I already have the 3.31..  and I think it will pull my present camper with no problems..  just wondering what, and how much..  you guys are towing with the 3.31 electronic lock rr axle?  I might wanna move up to a bigger travel trailer someday.

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Post  chuck on Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:49 pm

thanks for all the help.

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Post  merrykalia on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:28 pm

So, have you towed with it yet? How did it do? Are YOU happy with it? That's pretty much all that matters is if you are happy.

I don't know how big you are planning to go, but I should think that would tow about anything you would want for yourself other than a big 5'er like Tim's.


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