I just picked this up last week.......my how trucks have changed! It was between this or a new Aviator, which is a beautiful vehicle, but I’m super happy to be back in a pick-up truck.
Great truck, and nice color. The eco boost is strong, but be mindful of the F150’s max cargo and tongue weights. Those weights will normally limit you and cause the truck to be overloaded before you get to the max towing weight. Another website that I’ve found helpful for Ford truck owners is the Ford Truck Enthusiasts (FTE) site.Thanks guys! This thing will tow 12900 pounds and it’s just a 150!
I got an enclosed trailer that I pull with my F-150. It does a great job, but to ensure success, these were my “must haves:”I am looking into getting an enclosed car trailer so I wanted the max towing package, just in case.
Prices run the gamut up to crazy high prices for all aluminum that has the entire side lift up for egress.That’s what I’m looking at! Thanks for the tips, Tim. I wouldn’t have thought of the V nose but the side door is an absolute must.
What did you pay, if you don’t mind me asking? How wide and tall is yours? I’d be selling my 6 x 12 to replace it with this.
I’m surprised how relatively cheap you can get one but am concerned about not getting a quality trailer. My 6 x 12 cost me as much as some of the car trailers I’m seeing.
Yes! Forgot to mention this. Many cheaper trailers come with 3500# axles. Mine came with 5000# axles. Here is the data plate on my trailer for reference @bdhenry:Make sure you check the axle ratings on the trailer to make sure you aren’t at the upper limit of the axle ratings when you load the car, stuff, and empty weight of the trailer all added together.
There are a couple different setups. Some trailers have e-tracks (I think that’s what they are called) that are bolted to the floor. You then run a strap over each tire and secure the straps to the tracks. Other trailers have D-rings, which my trailer has. I added elevated wooden runners in my trailer to be able to use the side escape door (Mustang doors are too low to open above the trailer fenders). I built my runners to be compatible with my D-rings, which I put a towel inside each wheel and run straps through the wheels to the rings. You don’t want to hook to the bottom of the car. You want the car to be able to bounce on its suspension. You can hook to the rear axle though.How do you strap the car down in the trailer?