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  1. #11
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    Trailer brakes are your friend. Make sure they work properly before you get in a situation where you'll need them.

    I'm unhappy with the single axle brakes on ours. Even with a new actuator, fresh fluid & pads. Since we tow with a well equipped full size truck, it's not a major concern. If we had an SUV with under 8K towing, dual axle brakes would be a must for me.
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    Ford still hasn’t figured out the factory hitch!!
    Arrgghhh, looking at adding a second F150 to the stable and the 2019’s STILL only have a 5000# weight carrying and 500# tongue.



    Won’t be towing with this one, just a winter ride and bad weather DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry_arizona View Post
    Ford still hasn’t figured out the factory hitch!!
    Arrgghhh, looking at adding a second F150 to the stable and the 2019’s STILL only have a 5000# weight carrying and 500# tongue.



    Won’t be towing with this one, just a winter ride and bad weather DD.

    CMON Ford


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    Still amazed that Ford sells a pickup truck rated to tow over 9k but puts a 5k hitch on it.. Simply stupid. I saw a post about this and checked my Tahoe that has to tow package and i am rated for 10k at the hitch 8800 with the truck. Glad my tahoe was done correctly.

    Personally i wouldn't a tow a craz with that for very far. Stopping power, wheel base and control are important to me. I am sure it will tow it given the rating but make sure the hitch is rated to tow 6k or higher. I make it rule of mine to never exceed 80% of the max tow rating on my vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwan View Post
    A friend towed his axis t22 with a Durango for a few years and he said it was fine, but when he got a yukon he said there was a big difference between the two for towing. I know this is all obvious, but long story short you'll be fine, but it will push you around a bit more than you would like.

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    Huge difference. Even something like a Sequoia or Expedition have too much squat for me. Solid rear axle half ton for me all the way. I personally wouldn’t want anything less than a Yukon with the 5.3L for a Craz or heavier. Our Yukon pulls great but you can feel it get tugged around a bit over bumps and stuff. Next vehicle will be an RST suburban with the 6.2 at minimum. Longer wheelbase FTW.



    Quote Originally Posted by martinbrown239 View Post
    Using ford raptor for boat towing, ford trucks are great we are also using for emergency roadside assistance service ny.
    Won’t touch a F150 for the reasons listed above by Larry. Receiver is rated at HALF the advertised tow capacity. Whereas my Yukon’s advertised at 8500 and has a 10,000lb receiver on it.


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    Easy fix on my 2018 F-150, and the 3.5EB and 10 speed pulls my SA well.

    No towing duty for my 2019 F-150 2.7EB 10 speed.


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    I towed my Mojo and SA with an F150 and wouldn't go any heavier than an SA with a 1/2 ton.

    3/4 ton...FTW! I get better gas mileage with my 250 than I did with my 150 both towing and not towing. I get 15.8-16.1 not towing and 11.6-12.2 towing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry_arizona View Post
    Easy fix on my 2018 F-150, and the 3.5EB and 10 speed pulls my SA well.

    No towing duty for my 2019 F-150 2.7EB 10 speed.


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    Sure, but shouldn’t have to “fix” anything to begin with


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospersigman View Post
    I towed my Mojo and SA with an F150 and wouldn't go any heavier than an SA with a 1/2 ton.

    3/4 ton...FTW! I get better gas mileage with my 250 than I did with my 150 both towing and not towing. I get 15.8-16.1 not towing and 11.6-12.2 towing.
    The SA is pushing a 1/2 ton, agreed. It has plenty of power with the 3.5EB and pulls the SA plus 500# lead fine, but the F-150 is very light and suspension is a little mushy and you can feel pushed around on winding roads.

    3/4 ton would be more stable for sure, just don’t want a 3/4 ton as my daily driver




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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt0520 View Post
    Sure, but shouldn’t have to “fix” anything to begin with


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    You got that right. Ford is really missing the “boat” on this flaw.


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    followed several towing threads for a while and decided to finally check what's on my truck.
    '16 chevy 1500 4x4 LT with the z71 package.
    hitch is rated at 1200lbs tongue and 12,000 towing. says v-5 gm.

    that said not a big deal to swap out a hitch on a ford BUT wonder how many others out there think it's good and really should pop the $250 for a new one.
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