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rickhise

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Posted: 07/01/19 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On this forum, After lots of help figuring what my truck will handle.
Looks like weight limit is 7700 lbs.

An F150 flex fuel with tow package.

Is it likely I could find a TT, that has opposing slides,
that would fall in this weight range.

I’ll research more about my particular vehicle issues
brakes, Tran, drive train

If such a TT exists.
My question is do any fall in that range an model if u know

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You need to weigh your complete truck with you and everything inside of it that you anticipate taking with you. If you have a regular cab, 2wd truck with a 7700 lb GVWR, you will have a lot more payload capacity than if you have a 4 door 4wd truck.

Weight limits are GCWR and GVWR, primarily. You will need to know your loaded gross vehicle weight so you can subtract it from these two numbers to get your ratings. Do NOT rely on the manufacturer's supposed "tow rating," as it assumes that you weigh something like 150 pounds, won't have any more passengers, and won't carry anything in your truck.

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With a 7700 tow limit your payload is in the 1400 range?


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F150 with flex fuel doesn’t tell us anything. What kind of F150 is it?


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So the load limit of 7700 doesn’t mean anything.

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With an F150 your issue is going to be PAYLOAD. Look on the door sticker and see what your payload is.


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What do you mean by "weight limit is 7,700"? Do you mean tow rating, GVWR, payload?
7,700 seems really low for a tow rating. It's way too high to be your payload. So, I assume that's the truck's GVWR? That has nothing to do with how much trailer you can tow. That's the max weight you should have on the truck's axles.

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Ok. Guys ill say uncle. Perhaps my best route is find the TT I want
Get back on here find out who has one an buy
that vehicle. Thanks to all who tried to help

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Assuming that by load limit you mean the towing capacity then unfortunately no. The limit really doesn't mean much on a half ton truck. You will most likely run out of cargo capacity before you get to the towing capacity. As posted above, look at the yellow sticker on the drivers door jamb and see what your capacity is. Then subtract the weight of all the occupants, a cargo topper, and any cargo in the bed from the yellow sticker. You now have your true cargo capacity left for towing which will include the trailer tongue weight and the weight of the hitch itself.

If you don't yet have a trailer see if you can get the GVWR of the trailer and take 13% of that number. For instance 7 / 13% = 1,001 lbs. take that 1,001 lbs and add another 50 pounds for a hitch and you are now at 1,051. So you would need 1,051 pounds of cargo capacity after you did the math from the yellow sticker.


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rickhise wrote:

Ok. Guys ill say uncle. Perhaps my best route is find the TT I want
Get back on here find out who has one an buy
that vehicle. Thanks to all who tried to help

That won't help either as we have no idea what your trucks GVWR and RAWR/FAWR.
Simply open the drivers side door. There is a certification placard with those numbers.
Once we have those numbers some of us can tell you how much weight the truck can carry.
Giving us y
those numbers isn't hard at all unless you don't have a truck yet.


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