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Old 02-22-2004, 01:30   #1 (permalink)
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Have a towing question

I have a 2001, Ford F-150 extended cab, auto trans, 4x2, 4.6(litre), 3.46(ratio) with towing package. I was wondering if i can tow a 6300 lb dozer with an aftermarket receiver. I know it says it can tow something like 7200 lbs as i read in the booklet/manual. But would i be able to tow it? I wouldnt burn up the tranny or motor would i? I wouldnt be towing it but 20 miles every now and then and around a jobsite. I want a daily driver yet dont want to buy a new truck or a bigger one like a F-250. Any help is appreciated
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Re: Have a towing question

You'll be fine as long as you're under the numbers for your vehicle according to the owners manual. The tow package should include a tranny cooler so I wouldn't worry about the tranny too much. Your biggest problem won't be getting it moving....it will be getting it stopped. I personally wouldn't tow anything over a few thousand pounds without trailer brakes. A decent controller will run you $100-150, and I guarantee you'll never go back to towing without one.

Just take it easy and you'll be fine.

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Re: Have a towing question

Also when working out the weight you want to tow, make sure you include the trailer & anything else on it. Not sure if the 6300lb above includes this.
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