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Hey, I am new to the group and I have a 2018 4x4 lariat. My wife and I are looking at travel trailers, and I am wondering what you all are pulling with your F-150 powerstrokes and how does the truck handle? Length and weight.
 

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I am sitting in a campground right now, internet here sux. Anyway, 24' 5,000 pound travel trailer, pulls great.
 
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I have been looking at a 28ft with a gvwr of 6500, about to pull the trigger just hoping I am not going to big
 

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Hey, I am new to the group and I have a 2018 4x4 lariat. My wife and I are looking at travel trailers, and I am wondering what you all are pulling with your F-150 powerstrokes and how does the truck handle? Length and weight.
I have a 18' trailer that I load 4 Harley dressers in. Gross weight of 11,000lbs and I have towed from MD to Sturgis, SD and to Daytona, FL with no problem at all. So with 6000lbs you won't even know it's back there.
 

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So with 6000lbs you won't even know it's back there.
So, who are you trying to kid? That is undoubtedly a crock of BS. The 3.0L will pull 6.000lbs without issue, but ANYONE not numb from the top of their head down will know without question, it’s back there.;)

Just came home from about 650 miles of towing about 6,000lbs of travel trailer. The 3.0L did fine. Hills and all, no issues. Rarely downshifted. A solid 12mpg going up, 13mpg coming home. Wouldn’t win any races, and merging is as uneventful as it can be, but it’s not a 6.7L. Wind could easily become the tail wagging the dog if the WDH wasn’t set right. Just for those considering the 3.0L for a travel trailer, mine dry is 5,600lbs. Loaded, I’m over 6,000. Tongue weight is pushing 825. With four in the cab, I’m within 75-100 pounds of each axles GROSS weight rating. I’m nowhere near the 12,000 max trailer rating. Don’t kid yourselves. Unless you are in a stripped XLT, you’ll be pushing your limits and you will know it’s back there.
 

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We are on the road again, truck is doing great.

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So, who are you trying to kid? That is undoubtedly a crock of BS. The 3.0L will pull 6.000lbs without issue, but ANYONE not numb from the top of their head down will know without question, it’s back there.;)

Just came home from about 650 miles of towing about 6,000lbs of travel trailer. The 3.0L did fine. Hills and all, no issues. Rarely downshifted. A solid 12mpg going up, 13mpg coming home. Wouldn’t win any races, and merging is as uneventful as it can be, but it’s not a 6.7L. Wind could easily become the tail wagging the dog if the WDH wasn’t set right. Just for those considering the 3.0L for a travel trailer, mine dry is 5,600lbs. Loaded, I’m over 6,000. Tongue weight is pushing 825. With four in the cab, I’m within 75-100 pounds of each axles GROSS weight rating. I’m nowhere near the 12,000 max trailer rating. Don’t kid yourselves. Unless you are in a stripped XLT, you’ll be pushing your limits and you will know it’s back there.
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I ended up going a little bigger than I want but very please with the 3.0 pulling it. Got a little swatting going on but might put air bags on. We will see how it going this week. Have to take it in to shop for oil pressure problem and hopefully they can fix it. If not might look at the 250s
 

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I just towed with my 20 xlt screw ps for the first time I have a 28ft Tt 7000 dry 10000 loaded I use a Anderson no sway hitch. Coming from my 13 3.5 the truck tows great not as quick as the Eb but definitely gets the job done and doing with better mpg is a plus. I drive 90% city and always turn the auto ss off and I average 22 that double what I was getting in the Eb and got the 6.5 bed this time feels really stable
 

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Good report. I enjoy towing and especially like watching the tach stay so slow compared to my 5.0 V8. Added bonus is is it really cleans out the DPF.
 

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I just towed with my 20 xlt screw ps for the first time I have a 28ft Tt 7000 dry 10000 loaded I use a Anderson no sway hitch. Coming from my 13 3.5 the truck tows great not as quick as the Eb but definitely gets the job done and doing with better mpg is a plus. I drive 90% city and always turn the auto ss off and I average 22 that double what I was getting in the Eb and got the 6.5 bed this time feels really stable
I’d love to know your scaled weights. How you are pulling 10k with a 3.0L in any configuration has got to be well over your weight ratings. I’m only pulling 6k max and am within 75 pounds of each axles gross rating.
 

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I do run a WDH. In my book, anyone not running a WDH with a TT for sway control alone needs to get an understanding of how fast sway takes control, regardless of the trucks computer.
You must be driving alone or no passengers, because a family of four eats my payload once the doors close, and my truck bed is empty. My B-pillar stickers about 1,350#. Well over half of that is gone by tongue weight off the top alone. My TW is 825# for a 6,000# trailer. Yours at 10,000 should be closer to 1,300# TW. Maybe you are driving a unicorn configuration since most all of the diesel F150 crew cabs barely have 1400 payload. What is your truck setup?
 

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Just hook an go if your are so concerned about numbers/if you are with in 75 lbs of your limit get a super duty.where I come from trucks work when they break we fix it and move on
 

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Hey, I am new to the group and I have a 2018 4x4 lariat. My wife and I are looking at travel trailers, and I am wondering what you all are pulling with your F-150 powerstrokes and how does the truck handle? Length and weight.
We have 2018 4x4 Lariat 3.0, been pulling a 29-foot travel trailer, weighed on scale loaded for traveling at about 7300 pounds. Been pulling this camper off and on for 1-1/2 years with no problems, pulls great, uphill and downhill, I love it.
 

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2019 XLT 302a pulling our trailer. No problems at all truck pulled it just fine. Virginia to North Dakota and back. In tow mode it rarely came outta 10th gear.


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