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2011 Ecoboost Lariat pull 8000# monster?

Old 05-18-2011
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Hi All,
I'm brand new to the site and have an age old question for feedback. Just brought home my new F150 Lariat Screw Ecoboost with max tow and all the bells and whistles on it. Now I am looking for the trailer to pull behind it. After looking at many different models and floor plans my wife and I have found one we really like because of all the room inside and quality of build. Our daughter, son-in-law and grandson will be camping with us. It's a North Trail NT 30RKDD- 7207# dry, 8,600# max and here's the kicker, it's 36' 9" long. I don't mind hauling such a beast since I have driven a 75' carhauler for 25 years, but I am concerned about the weights and being safe about it with the F150. Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-21-2011
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IMHO thats a 3/4 ton trailer. I'm sure it can handle the weight, but 37' long? Thats a ton more trailer than truck.
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That's what I'm afraid of. I was hoping the technology of the truck with a WD hitch and the WIDE-TRAX axle placement of the TT would compensate for the length.
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Ya she's a long one but can the truck do it yes, would I recommend to the average weekend camping warrior no, ive pulled 15k with my F150 on more then one occasion. People are pretty happy about the power that eco boost is putting out. Just explain to the camper place your concerns, im sure they wouldn't mind you hooking us to it just the see how it pulls.
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I would just be a bit concerned on the windy days...
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Yeah, I think I'll reconsider and stay under 34'. Living in So Cal there seems to be a lot of length restrictions and even at 34' I'll be left out of many parks.
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Yeah, I think I'll reconsider and stay under 34'. Living in So Cal there seems to be a lot of length restrictions and even at 34' I'll be left out of many parks.
Must be tough having big toys
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I have pulled a lot of trailers with mine and I have had no problems. I am not sure of the weight but its on the upper end of 5-7k lbs, I must say the engine performs very well climbing hills. Let us know how you make out.

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8000 lbs.... pfst.... That's nothing for our EcoBoost.

I've had 15K behind mine a few times now and she pulls like a dream.

I'd get what YOU want as long as your not exceeding the GVW of the truck

Good Luck!
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Originally Posted by 2011FX2Crazy View Post
... long as your not exceeding the GVW of the truck
That's is the key message that all needs to remember. Just cause a truck may be able to pull it, doesn't mean it should. Pulling in excess of the GVW of the rig can cause damage to the frame and other running gear.
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