February 15, 2006haha i know i was just poking at ford.
February 18, 2006Like the saying over there goes ! Horse Power Sells but, Torge moves it
(something like that )HahAha
February 20, 2006LOL I towed a Uhaul trailer this summer that had about 5000 lbs in it, and that was using my F-350 with a V10 and it pulled it no problem but I couldn't imagine pulling that same load with any Jeep. Granted I love my Jeep but I would never try the 5k mark with one. LOL Then again that is why I got this anyway
he he he
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February 20, 2006isnt more about transmission load? Or tounge weight?
February 20, 2006Well yes and no. I mean if you have a 4500 pound vehicle but they say it can tow 5k I wouldn't trust it at all since if you are towing more than 2/3 of your vehicle weight you stand a really strong chance of NOT being the one in control when you would really need it.
Perfect example: While I was towing all the stuff for my mom I had an idiot pull right in front of me then suddenly decide to make a right turn. Well if I had a load like that in a smaller vehicle then the load would have taken over and pushed me, jack knifed me, or something else with ease. Instead with my Super Duty I stopped really fast and got a pretty good jolt from all the weight shift of an abrupt stop.
Know what I mean!!!
February 20, 2006I used to tow a HUGE tent trailer with my '92 XJ. It was a Starcraft Galaxy Swinger (Cute name huh), and it weight about 3000 wet. It had surge brakes (tongue brake) and that helpewd a lot! Brakes and Tranny are the biggest issues when towing with a SUV type vehicle. I lost my tranny at about 100,000 on the XJ...BUT it had some SERIUOS 4 wheeling miles on it.
February 21, 2006Sweet looking Badges you got there ORANGE PEEL along with a
very capable towing vehical(SP). MY Brothere had a F250 W/ v10
that thing was very strong !
February 21, 2006Nice refelction pic Orange!
February 21, 2006I have an F-350 duelly witha Power Stroke and I have towed alot of stuff that has weighed anywhere from 2k lbs to 24K lbs and the biggest thing that I have found to worried about is stopping! Getting the load to go is the easy part getting it stopped safely in any situation is by far priority number one in my book. Good luck!
February 21, 2006Like Russ said, brakes are the key! Especially when the road is wet. Without trailer brakes and you have to lock it down, you will be going the other way before you can blink an eye (ask me how I know).
Here is my tow rig F350 PSD. Love it !! Pulls everything I have hooked to it.
September 8, 2007i have an 03 tj w/I-6 and 5 speed. i too tow a pop up camper,but it is a slug on any hills. constantly have to drop to 4th gear to keep up.
September 8, 2007Did I read the original post right? He is going to pull the camper AND the boat? and you really think this will stop in a straight line? If he can stop it at all?
I agree trailer breaks are a MUST if your getting close to the tow rigs weight. Face it your trying to stop twice the weight of the vehicle. Also wheelbase of the tow rig is a factor, the longer the towing rig, the more stable the trailer will be.