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Old 12-31-2020, 02:22 PM   #1
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Towing a Pickup

Does anyone have experience flat towing a full size pickup truck, specifically I have a 2016 F150 4 door, 4WD?
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:11 PM   #2
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I have a 2017 F150 KR that has been towed thousands of miles
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:17 PM   #3
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What components did you use in order to get it ready for "Toading"?
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Old 01-01-2021, 12:30 AM   #4
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What are you towing with? What's your towing capacity?
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Old 01-01-2021, 01:15 PM   #5
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Demco baseplate and towbar

Invisible brake

Tuscany is rated for 15k and you really don't even know it is back there

Weighs 5500 as towed

I leave the mirrors out so I can see the drivers side, it shows a bit

Of course you can check the rear camera but driving you always glance in the mirrors

We have been up and over all the major passes in the Rockies
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Old 01-01-2021, 01:16 PM   #6
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Should have been Demco, wouldn't let me edit
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Old 01-01-2021, 01:41 PM   #7
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I have yet to scale my truck but I plan to have it loaded with kayaks and bicycles plus whatever DW comes up with!!

Current rig Axis 24.1 tow cap is 8k but we're looking to upgrade to something in 29-30ft range with same capacity. Tuscany although nice is out of my $league$

Thanks for all the info!!
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Old 01-01-2021, 03:46 PM   #8
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That's why I tow a Smart... less room for the Missus to pack stuff in.
I have about 4,200 pounds of towing capacity, and my Toad/Trailer combo only weighs about 3,100 pounds.
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Old 01-01-2021, 04:53 PM   #9
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If I could I would Bob, my wife can put 20# in a 5# sack.

Unfortunately for me I don't think my 6'4", 260# frame will fit in a smart much less anything else in the compact world!!
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Old 01-01-2021, 06:10 PM   #10
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Yeah... understandable.
I'm only 5"9"", and 195 pounds...
But I make up for it with an incredible excess of foolishness.
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Old 01-02-2021, 12:14 PM   #11
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I have yet to scale my truck but I plan to have it loaded with kayaks and bicycles plus whatever DW comes up with!!

Current rig Axis 24.1 tow cap is 8k but we're looking to upgrade to something in 29-30ft range with same capacity. Tuscany although nice is out of my $league$

Thanks for all the info!!
I believe you may be mistaken. The GVWR on an Axis 24.1 is 12500 lbs and the GCWR is 18500 which gives approx 6000 lbs of towing capacity.

The hitch rating of 8000 pounds is not your towing capacity. That is only the weight the hitch can handle.

Very few class A gas motorhomes can tow an empty F150 yet alone one loaded down with kayaks etc... The smaller diesel pushers can't even handle that with if they have the 340 HP Cummins and Allison 2000 series transmission.

Might want to reconsider the plans.
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Old 01-02-2021, 01:44 PM   #12
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If I could I would Bob, my wife can put 20# in a 5# sack.

Unfortunately for me I don't think my 6'4", 260# frame will fit in a smart much less anything else in the compact world!!
A Smartie has more room than you would think. Iím 6í2Ē 210 and Iíve got plenty of room. Now Iím not going cross country in it, but it does fine as a toad. My MH has a 5000 lb tow capacity. I ttrailer the sSmart Car on a 2 axle 12 ft trailer. Leaves plenty of room for other stuff.
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Jumbo,
What year is yours, and how about a picture?
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Jumbo,
What year is yours, and how about a picture?
2009 Cabriolet. You saw it before. Why does it turn all my pics sideways?
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Old 01-02-2021, 04:05 PM   #15
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I think if you slightly resize them: they'll stay upright.
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:03 PM   #16
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Does anyone have experience flat towing a full size pickup truck, specifically I have a 2016 F150 4 door, 4WD?
Did you buy a flat tow kit for your F150 yet? I have a Flat tow kit for your F150 it is a Roadmaster. Cheap
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:29 PM   #17
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EA, I wondered about that as well, spec sheet from thor is were I got 8k.

No I haven't purchased anything yet, want to make sure my rig or new upgrade can handle it. Right now its not sounding good.
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Old 01-06-2021, 09:20 PM   #18
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I believe you may be mistaken. The GVWR on an Axis 24.1 is 12500 lbs and the GCWR is 18500 which gives approx 6000 lbs of towing capacity.

The hitch rating of 8000 pounds is not your towing capacity. That is only the weight the hitch can handle.

Very few class A gas motorhomes can tow an empty F150 yet alone one loaded down with kayaks etc... The smaller diesel pushers can't even handle that with if they have the 340 HP Cummins and Allison 2000 series transmission.

Might want to reconsider the plans.
The popular jeep wrangler unlimited is heavier than the f150 so how are all these gas mh's I see able to do it? It appears to me as long as you don't go crazy with what you carry in pickup you should be ok.
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Old 01-06-2021, 10:27 PM   #19
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I Tow a 2016 Crew cab Ram 4X4 behind my 2019 FreedomA30 and gave no trouble at all. Gas burner.
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Old 01-07-2021, 12:52 AM   #20
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I towed a F150 with a SxS in the back all over the place.
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